Just when everybody thought that the Philadelphia Phillies were going to run away with this World Series, the Houston Astros came back with a statement victory in Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday.
Led by Cristian Javier, the Astros threw a combined no-hitter against the powerful Phillies to even the World Series at two games apiece, which ensures that the series will return to Houston on Saturday for Game 6.
With their combined no-no, Houston pitchers joined an elite group.
The most recent postseason no-hitter was thrown by none other than Phillies legend Roy Halladay.
Prior to that no-hitter was the perfect game thrown by Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series.
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Astros Throw Combined No-No
Houston pitchers came out firing last night.
Javier managed to get the Astros through six innings before turning things over to the bullpen.
Javier himself managed to strike out nine batters and walk just two in his six innings of work.
As a result, Astros pitchers joined Halladay and Larsen as the only pitchers to throw a no-hitter in postseason history.
The offense busted out of its funk as well.
Yordan Alvarez finally picked himself up off the mat, picking up a hit and driving in the go-ahead run after being hit by a pitch.
The big blow was Alex Bregman‘s two-run double to make it a 3-0 game.
Houston scored two more to put the game out of reach, and that was more than enough for the pitching staff to get through Game 4.