The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers did it again on Sunday night, adding to what has already been a historically great World Series. After blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning, the Astros walked off in the 10th for a wild 13-12 victory at home, taking a 3-2 World Series lead. Alex Bregman hit the walk-off RBI single to score pinch-runner Derek Fisher from second base, ending a five-hour, 17-minute marathon. The Dodgers had jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but a Yuli Gurriel three-run home run tied that one up quick. After Cody Bellinger went deep to give his team the lead back, Jose Altuve kept the back-and-forth action going with a tying long ball of his own. Brian McCann, George Springer, and Carlos Correa also went deep, giving Houston five homers on the night. Yasiel Puig lined one out to left field as part of a three-run ninth inning for Los Angeles, which forced extras. Puig's home run also set a World Series record for homers in a single series at 22. It was the second time this series that the two teams went to extra innings, with the Astros winning both of those affairs, and now sitting one game from their first World Series title. Justin Verlander will look to close things out in Game 6 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, while the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the hill to save their season.
Eagles Top 49ers to Improve NFL's Best Record
The Philadelphia Eagles could be the biggest surprise in the NFL this season with the amount of success they have put together. They added to that on Sunday afternoon with an easy 33-10 win over the winless San Francisco 49ers. Carson Wentz threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns, improving the Eagles' NFL-best record to 7-1, while the 49ers dropped to an NFL-worst 0-8. Wentz connected with Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffrey for scoring passes, while the defense also got the job done with two forced turnovers. One of those turnovers led to six points, as Jalen Mills returned a C.J. Beathard interception 37 yards for a pick-six in the second quarter. Wentz's two touchdown passes gives him an NFL-leading 19 on the season, which is the most by any Eagles quarterback through eight games. Beathard got his second career start for San Francisco and threw for 167 yards and two interceptions on the day. The loss for the 49ers was their fifth on the road and second straight by double digits after losing five straight by a field goal or less. They will look for their first win of the season next week when they host the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles will remain home with their NFL-leading record to host the Denver Broncos.
Seahawks Outlast Texans in High-Scoring Affair
The Seattle Seahawks were tested hard by an amped-up Houston Texans team that has been surrounded by controversy throughout the past week. Russell Wilson threw for 454 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner to Jimmy Graham with 21 seconds left for a wild 41-38 Seattle victory. Deshaun Watson matched Wilson's numbers all night long with 402 yards passing and four touchdowns of his own, but threw three interceptions, which gave Wilson more opportunities. Houston out-gained Seattle 509-479, but their three turnovers were the difference, compared to just one for the Seahawks. The game was tied at 14 after one quarter and 21 at the half, before Blair Walsh kicked two field goals in the third, giving his team a three-point lead heading into the final quarter. The teams would then trade-off touchdowns in the fourth, as Watson found Lamar Miller for a two-yard score and DeAndre Hopkins for a big 72-yard score, giving his team the lead each time. Graham's go-ahead touchdown catch was his second of the fourth quarter, as he finished with four catches for 39 yards and the two scores. The win for Seattle pulls them into a tie with the Los Angeles Rams for first in the NFC West at 5-2, as they will look to keep their perfect 3-0 home record in tact next week when they host the Washington Redskins. The Texans fell to 3-4 on the season and will host their division rival Indianapolis Colts next week.