The 2022 MLB World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies ended with the former taking home the trophy four games to two, but it felt much closer than that – particularly in the first four games.
The Phillies actually got to the sixth inning of Game 6 in Houston with a 1-0 lead in the score.
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As FOX Sports MLB says, the ball still hasn’t landed yet.
It was a truly majestic drive, and one of three extremely clutch home runs by Alvarez during the postseason.
The first two came in the American League Division Series against the Seattle Mariners: one was a walk-off, and the other one gave his team the advantage.
He was somewhat quiet in the Championship Series against the New York Yankees and in the early portion of the Fall Classic.
However, he wasn’t going to be kept quiet for long.
That Game 6 home run against Alvarado turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead.
The Astros, after that point, wouldn’t look back.
Since they were up 3-2 in the series at that point, they were able to celebrate their first World Series title since 2017 in front of their home crowd at Minute Maid Park.
Alvarez’s blast was one of the signature moments of the MLB postseason last year.
It’s something fans will remember for a long time.