A barrage of homers puts the Phillies in control of the World Series.
The Phillies defeated Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. five times in the first World Series game played in Philadelphia since 2009.
The Phillies became the fourth team in World Series history — like, ever — to smash five home runs in a game, and all of them came off Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. The balls covered a total distance of 1,950 feet. That’s quite a distance.
It was a spectacular way to restore the World Series to Philadelphia after a 12-year absence, and it did more than simply establish a thunderous tone. It set off a flurry of home runs for the home club — five in total — as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Houston Astros, 7-0, in Game 3 of the World Series.