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Philadelphia Phillies Take World Series Lead with Homers

The Philadelphia Phillies took a 2-1 World Series lead Tuesday night by beating the Houston Astros 7-0.

After the Astros started swiftly in Games 1 and 2, Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm, and Brandon Marsh homered to give the Phillies a 4-0 lead after two innings in Game 3. Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins added dingers in the fifth to extend the Phillies’ advantage.

Philly became the first World Series team to smash five home runs in the first five innings, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Lance McCullers Jr. allowed a World Series-record five home runs in Game 3.

The Phillies blasted four homers against the Astros on Tuesday night. Kyle Schwarber, Rhys Hoskins, Bryce Harper, Brandon Marsh, and Alec Bohm all homered off Houston starter Lance McCullers Jr. Tuesday night. McCullers allowed seven runs on six hits, five of which were homers, in 4 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out five.

Ranger Suarez, Phillies starter, went five innings, giving no runs on three hits, walking one, and striking out four. With only three at-bats with runners in scoring position, the Astros battled all night. Jose Altuve, Jeremy Pena, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, and Kyle Tucker only had one hit between them. —Joon Lee

More Philly dingers

Phillies homers continue.

Philadelphia’s two fifth-inning home runs ruined Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr.’s night. Kyle Schwarber hit an 87.9 mph changeup 443 feet over the centerfield fence for the first. Brandon Marsh, who singled, scored as the bomb made it 6-0. Rhys Hoskins’ 85.1-mph slider over the left-field fence made it 7-0.

McCullers allowed six hits, seven earned runs, one walk, five strikeouts, and five home runs in 4 1/3 innings. McCullers has equaled the World Series record most home runs allowed in a single game. — Lee

Marsh boosts Phillies advantage Brandon Marsh did enough. Barely.

The Phillies centre fielder had a 2-0 count against Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. and drove a hanging 83.7 mph slider narrowly over the fence to increase the advantage to 4-0 in the second inning.

Philadelphia’s third home run in two innings followed Bryce Harper’s first-inning blast and Alec Bohm’s leadoff second-inning drive.

Umpires confirmed the shot sailed over the fence when replays showed a young spectator dumping the ball on the field.

Harper may be magical. Harper summoned Bohm over before his at-bat. Bohm hit a first-pitch 93.2 mph sinker over the left field fence. What Harper told Bohm is unknown. Bohm declined to comment on Harper’s remarks to Fox. — Lee

Strong alliance

Philadelphia eateries are embroiled in the Astros-Phillies World Series rivalry.

The Houston Astros turned down catering from Angelo’s Pizzeria and Mike’s BBQ in Philadelphia.

Astros nutritionist Lisa Clarke requested team meals from Mike’s BBQ on Instagram. Clarke mentions “Gil” and looks to be looking for Latin food, which Mike’s doesn’t supply.

Philadelphians online speculated that the team was trying to reach Gil Arends, co-owner of Puyero Venezuelan Flavor, a Latin food restaurant.

After Phillies fans mistook Angelo’s Pizzeria with Angelo’s, which offers hoagies, owner Danny DiGiampietro denied cooking for the Astros on his Instagram story.

The Astros may have eaten before Game 3. — Winners

Jeremy Pena (AL shortstop), Kyle Tucker (AL outfielder), and J.T. Realmuto (NL catcher) got Gold Gloves before Game 3.

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