Stephen Strasburg was the difference-maker on Tuesday night. The Houston Astros threatened almost all night, but Strasburg deftly carved up Houston’s hitters anytime there was a scoring opportunity. After getting tagged hard in the first inning, nearly surrendering back-to-back home runs, Strasburg settled in and kept Houston’s hitters off-balance all night long. Strasburg’s off-speed pitches had Astros hitters flailing away, leading to a number of blown scoring opportunities.
Max Scherzer will face off against Zack Greinke for Game 7.
The star center fielder from the NPB has informed his team, the Seibu Lions, that he intends to file for free agency to play in the MLB. Known for his excellent glove work, the 31-year-old left-hander will be an unrestricted international free agent.