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Astros grab 2-1 World Series lead

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa and George Springer celebrate after Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa and George Springer celebrate after Game 3 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

HOUSTON (AFP) – Houston’s Yuli Gurriel smashed a home run off Japan’s Yu Darvish, who endured the shortest start of his career in the biggest game of his life, and the Astros downed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-3, Friday in the World Series.

Darvish lasted only 1 2/3 innings, the 31-year-old right-handed pitcher surrendering four runs on five hits in a nightmare second inning as the Astros seized a 2-1 edge in Major League Baseball’s best-of-seven final.

The 113th World Series continues Saturday at Houston with Dodgers left-handed pitcher Alex Wood (16-3) facing Astros right-hander Charlie Morton (14-7).

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