Astros-Phillies World Series Game 4 highlights and takeaways

The Houston Astros made World Series history on Wednesday night with a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Considering Philly’s home run in Game 3, this was especially impressive.

The series is now tied 2-2, and the Phillies have one more game at home before returning to Houston, where the World Series will be decided.

Here are the best moments and highlights from Game 4.

Game 4 pick up

Don Larson owns the only no-hitter in World Series history.

The Astros no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4, thanks to 6 dominant innings from Cristian Javier and a combined relief effort from Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero and Ryan Pressly. The Phillies managed just two base runners in Bryce Harper and Brandon Marsh, each off Javier. Relying on a four-seam fastball and slider combination, Javier finished the night pitching six innings while striking out nine batters while throwing 97 pitches and 63 for strikes.

It’s the 19th combined no-win in MLB history, and the first in the playoffs, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The Astros have their last combined regular-season absence this season on June 25 against the New York Yankees — and Javier started the game. Going back to Game 3, they threw 11 straight hitless innings, tying the 1939 Yankees for the longest postseason streak ever.

Meanwhile, the Astros offense came alive after being shutout in Game 3. Houston scored all five runs without a long ball, with Jordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker and Yuli Gurriel all accounting for RBI. Phillies starter Aaron Nola looked solid through the first four innings, but made a few errors in the fifth as Houston scored all of Itr’s runs. Nola finished the night with an impressive streak, going four innings and striking out four while allowing three runs on seven hits. — Jun Lee

Javier’s big night

Pure dominance. Absolute rubbish.

The Phillies had no answer against Houston Astros starter Cristian Javier, who was hitless in six innings in Game 4 against Philadelphia. Javier finished the night after 97 pitches, striking out nine batters while walking two.

The World Series start marked the continuation of an incredible postseason for Javier, who entered the evening allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings in the American League Division and Championship Series.

Javier relied primarily on his fastball and slider all night, throwing 72 percent of the time and his slider 26 percent of the time. The Phillies struggled to make solid contact all night, with only two balls hit over 90 mph, both groundouts in the sixth by Brandon Marsh and Kyle Schwarber. The offensive struggles in Philadelphia were in stark contrast to his performance in Game 3, when he scored seven runs with five homers.

Astros manager Dusty Baker brought in Bryan Abrey to replace Javier, who continued his no-hit bid by pitching the seventh. — Lee

Houston is hot

Phillies starter Aaron Nola held the Astros scoreless through four innings, but the dam broke in the fifth inning.

Houston scored five runs in the fifth, taking a 5-0 lead with Astros starter Cristian Javier carrying four no-hit innings.

The inning started with a Nola single by Chase McCormick, followed by two more singles by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Jeremy Pena. With the bases loaded and no outs, Phillies manager Rob Thompson removed Nolan from the game and brought in lefty reliever Jose Alvarado.

But Alvarado immediately hit Jordan Alvarez with a pitch in a rough start, scoring McCormick to give Houston its first run of the night. Astros third baseman Alex Bregman hit a double to right field that scored Altuve and Pena to extend Houston’s lead to 3-0.

With both inherited runners scoring, Nola’s final streak was four innings with three earned runs on seven hits, no walks and four strikeouts.

But the damage didn’t end with Bregman. Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker knocked a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Alvarez and moving Bregman to third. Yuli Gurriel knocked a single into left field to extend Bregman and Houston’s lead to 5-0. The damage was done when Alvarado struck out Christian Vazquez and Aldemis Diaz to end the game. — Jun Lee

Jaime Hoskins buys more beer for fans

Beer is in the Hoskin family.

Before Game 4 of the World Series, Jaime Hoskins — wife of Phillies first baseman Rhys — tweeted her invitation to fans to grab a beer at Citizens Bank Park.

Fans responded Hoskins meeting And Getting some drinks for the game.

The move from Hoskins followed Game 3. He bought a case 50 beers for fans. — Lee

Pregame fashion

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