Brandon McCarthy

Astros get the must-win game they need over the Dodgers and — BAM — it's a World Series

Astros get the must-win game they need over the Dodgers and — BAM — it's a World Series

The first blast shocked. The second blast stunned. The third blast silenced. The fourth blast finished.

Bam, bam, bam, bam, the Dodgers have lost a World Series game, a World Series advantage, and every bit of World Series momentum.

After three weeks of partying, a full Dodger Stadium crowd fell into hushed mourning Wednesday night at a sight they thought they would never again see this season.

The Dodgers blew it. The Dodgers blew it big. The Dodgers lost a game that could have set them on an unalterable course toward a World Series championship, one that instead has sent their title hopes careening back into limbo.

Three outs from beating a second consecutive...

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