LOOK: Justin Verlander tweets out hilarious before/after photo following epic World Series Game 5

When the Los Angeles Dodgers jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Houston Astros in the top of the first inning during Game 5 of the World Series, many baseball fans had to think, and rightfully so, “this game is over.”

After all, the Dodgers had arguably the best pitcher on the planet, Clayton Kershaw, ready to take the mound and shut down the Astros offense, just like he did in Game 1 when L.A. came away with a 3-1 win.


And that is exactly what happened for the first three innings as the Dodgers took that 3-0 lead into the fourth inning. But after adding another run in the first half of the inning to go ahead 4-0, the Astros bats woke up in a big way. In fact, in the bottom of the frame, they scored four runs for their own to tie things at four, with the final three coming on a 3-run home run by Yuli Gurriel.


But that was just the start of a crazy night.

After getting out of the fourth tied 4-4, the Dodgers immediately put up three more runs in the top of the fifth but, of course, the Astros came storming back again with three runs of their own in the home half of the inning to knot the game at 7-7.

The Astros went on to score another four runs in the seventh and one in the eighth with the Dodgers adding two runs of their own along the way. Heading into the top of the ninth inning, Houston held a 12-9 lead and it was over, right?


Los Angeles rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game up 12-12. After Houston failed to score in the bottom of the inning, the teams went to extra innings with a 3-2 lead in the series up for grabs.

After retiring the Dodgers in the top of the tenth inning without giving up a run, the Astros hoped to finish things off in the bottom of the frame. That's exactly what they did as Alex Bregman hit a walk-off single to end the game, giving the Astros a 3-2 series lead.


Following the game, Astros pitcher (man I feel dirty writing that) Justin Verlander tweeted out a photo which summed up Game 5 perfectly.

Justin, for those that tuned in for the entire game, we are sure they felt the exact same way.

Verlander, who was traded to the Astros by the Detroit Tigers at the MLB trade deadline, will have an opportunity to win his first World Series title when he takes the mound on Halloween night for Game 6.


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