City of Houston writes work excuse after Astros down Dodgers 13-12 in World Series slugfest

Game goes into extra innings

By KEVIN DOTSON, CNN, Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros wild win over the Los Angeles Dodgers had fans with their eyeballs glued to the TV well past bedtime.

The Astros won Game 5 of the World Series 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The win, which came in the 10th inning, puts the Astros just one victory away from the franchise's first-ever World Series Championship.

The 2017 World Series remained a virtual home run derby, with the two teams combining for seven more homers in Game 5. The Astros and Dodgers have now hit 22 home runs in the series, breaking the record set in 2002 for most long balls ever in a World Series.

The emotional roller coaster that was Game 5 had most of up and not worried about the sleepy consequences. The game, which began just after 7 p.m. lasted well into the midnight hour, but there was no way we could look away. Have no worries, the city of Houston wrote us all an excuse for any tired, lethargic behavior the day after the game.

Former US Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Historically, when a World Series has been tied after 4 games, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to win the championship 67 percent of the time. The World Series resumes with Game 6 Tuesday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

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