Nationals manager Dave Martinez joins elite company

Alex Bregman

Alex Bregman

José Urquidy could be warming up soon. Strasburg escaped a two-on, two-outs jam in the fourth by striking out Carlos Correa. Eaton and Juan Soto each belted solo homers to stun the crowd and give the Nats a 3-2 lead.

"It's pretty cool. I want to do it, too", Soto said, via ESPN.

Game 6 is off to a flying start.

The runners advanced to second and third, but umpire Sam Holbrook called Turner out for running inside the baseline on his way to first.

Aside from historical omens, it is clear the Nationals need their hitters to step up after scoring just one run in each of their three home games in this series.

On Tuesday night, Verlander allowed an RBI single to Anthony Rendon that made it 1-0 in the first.

And because the runner's lane is in foul territory and the base is in fair territory, Turner has the right to be in fair territory as he lunges for the bag.

Verlander gave up five hits and three runs while walking three before Brad Peacock replaced him for the sixth. They rebounded from a 3-1 eighth-inning deficit against Milwaukee in the NL wild-card game, a two games to one deficit vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series and a 2-1, fifth-inning deficit in Game 6 vs. the Astros.

Then he carried his bat with him all the way to first base.

Country star Clay Walker, outfitted in a 10-gallon hat, performed the national anthem before Game 6. Fellow right-hander Zack Greinke will start for Houston.

Drexler has been an Astros fan as long as he can remember.

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Strasburg said after the game, which the Washington Nationals won, that he believes he might have been tipping his pitches in the first inning.

The Nationals may have their back against the wall but the series is far from over.

Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson went 5-1 for Arizona during the 2001 post-season.

Torre also clarified what was going during what the world thought was a video review. The controversial call could have been a Series changer, though the Nationals did go on to win 7-2 and force a decisive Game 7 tonight in Houston. The first pitch is scheduled for just after 8 p.m. ET. The Nationals manager Dave Martinez was ejected after an explosive argument with umpires.

"We didn't like it", Martinez said afterward. He wanted to go down there and just throw and get loose.

Scherzer missed his scheduled start in Game 5 on Sunday night because of nerve irritation near his left shoulder and had a cortisone shot.

Pitching coach Paul Menhart watched Scherzer throw.

Good luck topping that, Game 7.

Martinez was the first manager to be ejected from a World Series game since Atlanta's Bobby Cox in Game 6 of the 1996 World Series. Soto's blast put the Nationals back on top 3-2. The only change to their lineup from then is centre fielder Victor Robles batting eighth with Yan Gomes catching and batting ninth.

But a World Series in which Houston was one of the heaviest favorites in years has turned into a historic epic, the first World Series with road teams winning the first six games.

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