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Scott Feldman

Teams find it hard to rebound from tough Series losses

Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling was confident as the World Series headed back to California.

"If we can just hold them to less than 12 runs, we'll get some wins," he said playfully.

Los Angeles players seemed dazed after Sunday night's 13-12, 10-inning loss to the Astros, which gave Houston a 3-2 Series lead.

Astros felt ecstatic and energized, Dodgers drained and dispirited after 5 hours, 17 minutes that resembled Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots transferred from a ring to a diamond.

"Baseball is a sport of momentum," said Houston's Brian McCann, who started the winning rally when he was hit by Kenley Jansen's pitch with two outs in the 10th at...