LOS ANGELES – The Astros were whooping it up on the Dodgers' field again, just like they did after winning Game 7 of the 2017 World Series.
In Houston's first visit since being punished for cheating en route to that infamous championship, the Astros rallied with five runs for a 7-5 victory under smoky skies on Saturday night as the Dodgers blew a three-run lead in the ninth.
“That was the win of the year,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. "Hopefully, we look back on this as the turning point of our season.”
The Dodgers own the best record in baseball at 32-13. The Astros, on the other hand, are 7-17 on the road after coming in with losses in eight of their previous nine games.
“Things have been very tough, like we haven’t had a whole bunch of breaks. We kind of made our breaks today," Baker said. “If we win these two games, the rest of the road trip seems like it doesn’t matter.”
The Astros knocked closer Kenley Jansen (3-1) around, getting to him on four consecutive hits without an out.
“Just a nightmare, man. This feels terrible,” Jansen said. “I’m ahead of the count on everyone and I just didn’t execute well.”
Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz singled, Josh Reddick hit a two-run double and Martin Maldonado added another single. George Springer then grounded into a fielder's choice to third baseman Max Muncy, who committed an error while Reddick scored to tie the game at 5.