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Braves lead World Series 3 games to 1


Back-to-back homeruns sent players and fans leaping for joy at Truist park in Cobb County as the Atlanta Braves took the lead in the 7th inning. The Braves held that lead and beat the Houston Astros 3-2 during the 4th game of the World Series. The Braves now lead Houston 3 games to 1 and are only one win away from their first World Series title since 1995.  

The Atlanta Braves mounted a late comeback against the Houston Astros on Saturday to take Game 4 of the World Series by a score of 3-2. The Braves now lead the best-of-seven series by a count of 3-1, which means a Braves win in Game 5 will make them the first team to clinch the World Series on its home field since the Red Sox in 2013. Here are the takeaways from Game 4.

The Astros held a 2-0 lead going into the sixth inning with a home run from Jose Altuve. In the bottom of the seventh, Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler each hit solo home runs to give the Braves a 3-2 lead. Swanson and Soler are said to be the No. 8 and No. 9 hitters to hit back-to-back home runs in World Series history. Other duos to do this were Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig (1928 Game 4, Yankees at Cardinals) and Pedro Guerrero/Steve Yeager (1981 Game 5, Dodgers vs. Yankees).

Cobb is extremely proud of native son Swanson, who was born in Kennesaw and attended Marietta High School.

Starting pitcher, Dylan Lee, was able to retire only one of the four batters he faced to begin the bullpen game. Kyle Wright followed for 5 innings and allowed only one run — the homer by Altuve. Four Atlanta relievers followed and combined for four shutout innings. Will Smith worked the ninth for his sixth save of the 2021 postseason. Eddie Rosario also aided the cause with a ranging catch at the left field wall to rob Altuve of extra bases in the eighth. 

Game 5 is scheduled for Sunday evening back at Truist Park, where they have won 12 of their past 13 games.


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