ATLANTA (CBS46) — Will tonight be the night? The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first World Series title in 26 years with a win in Game 5 over the Houston Astros.
We are following all of the sights and sounds from in and around Truist Park as the Braves attempt to make history. Enjoy!
The Houston Astros have defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-5 in Game 5 and have forced a Game 6 back in Houston Tuesday night.
Last chance for the Braves bats as we head to the bottom of the ninth inning at Truist Park. Braves need four runs to extend Game 5.
As the clock strikes midnight, Braves fans are starting to file out of Truist Park. Braves trail 9-5 in the top of the ninth.
The Braves threaten in the bottom of the eighth, but can't push a run across. It's the fifth straight scoreless inning for Braves batters and we head to the ninth inning with the Astros leading 9-5.
Carlos Correa plates another insurance run, as he drives in Jose Altuve to make it 9-5 Astros in the top of the eighth inning.
A big part of why the Astros are in the position they are this postseason is their performance with two outs. Incredible numbers here from ESPN.
4 of the Astros' 8 runs so far tonight have come with 2 outs.They've scored 50 runs with 2 outs this postseason, the 2nd-most ever in a single playoffs (59 by 2020 Dodgers). pic.twitter.com/W6RfykuvYQ— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 1, 2021
Time to stretch at Truist Park. Astros lead 8-5 going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
A Kyle Tucker double followed by a Martin Maldonado single and the Astros now lead Game 5 8-5 in the top of the seventh inning.
Phil Maton continues his stellar night on the mound as he shuts the Braves down in the bottom of the 6th inning. We're going to the seventh inning with the Astros still leading by two.
Phil Maton has been low-key excellent out of the Astros bullpen this postseason.He's appeared in 11 of the Astros' 15 games and has a 0.82 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 11 innings.— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) November 1, 2021
Finally, an easy inning for the Braves. Chris Martin goes 1-2-3 and gets the Braves back in the dugout. Bottom six, Astros lead 7-5.
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Phil Maton gives up a double to Austin Riley but gets Eddie Rosario to ground out to end the inning. We're going to the sixth inning with the Astros still leading 7-5.
Chris Martin comes into the game and gets the Braves out of a jam. Astros score three in the fifth and lead 7-5.
A huge hit from Marwin Gonzalez and the Astros have their first lead of the night at 7-5. That will be the end of the road for Braves pitcher A.J. Minter as he can't make it out of the fifth inning.
A.J. Minter walks in a run in the top of the fifth inning and we are now tied at 5-5 in Game 5.
Which of these is not like the other?
Through 4 innings of game 5 of the #WorldSeries , #Braves lead the #Astros 5-4. Here are the 5 hardest hit balls of the night, all 5 produced hits, including the Freeman & Duval HRs & Greinke's PH single. pic.twitter.com/VYj5tge3Nj— Adam Wexler (@AdamJWexler) November 1, 2021
We are through four innings at Truist Park and the Braves still lead the Astros 5-4.
Jose Urquidy has entered the game for the Astros. He is pitching on three days rest after getting the win in Game 2 in Houston.
A.J. Minter comes into the game and strikes out Michael Brantley on three pitches to end the top of the fourth. Braves bats coming to the plate up 5-4.
A.J. Minter blows a 96 mph fastball past Michael Brantley to end the fourth. Pitcher's spot is due up here in the bottom of the fourth, but at this point, Minter is their best option to get this game to the Matzek/Jackson/Smith trio— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) November 1, 2021
The Braves are going back to the bullpen as A.J. Minter enters the game for Jesse Chavez with two outs in the top of the fourth and the Braves leading 5-4.
A long bottom of the third inning concludes with just the one run thanks to a Freddie Freeman home run. We go to the fourth inning with the Braves leading the Astros 5-4.
History for Freddie Freeman.
This is how the Braves celebrate a Freddie bomb!
Fireworks after that last homer! pic.twitter.com/VFYAWm8JwP— Ashley Thompson (@AshleyCBS46) November 1, 2021
Freddie Freeman puts the Braves back on top with an absolute monster of a home run to right center! Braves retake the lead 5-4!
The Braves get out of the third with no further damage, but we have a brand new ballgame. Game 5 is tied at four heading to the bottom of the third inning.
Yuli Gurriel grounds a ball up the middle for an RBI groundout, tying the game at 4-4. All four earned runs have been charged to Braves starter Tucker Davidson.
The Astros said "Wait a damn minute."pic.twitter.com/1RyNOul3Es— DraftKings (@DraftKings) November 1, 2021
Carlos Correa drives in Jose Altuve and the Astros have cut the Braves lead to 4-3 in the third inning.
That'll do it for Tucker Davidson. After an error by Dansby Swanson and a walk to Michael Brantley, Davidson exits the game for Jesse Chavez. Two on, nobody out in the top of the third inning.
As we head into the top of the third inning, the Braves continue to lead the Astros 4-2.
Martin Maldonado hit a long sacrifice fly to center, scoring the second run of the inning for the Astros. Braves now lead 4-2 in the second.
How about this stat, Braves fans?
The Astros are the 1st team ever to allow more than 2 grand slams in a postseason.They've now allowed 4. pic.twitter.com/ySQFNfCnxb— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 1, 2021
The Astros respond in the top of the second, as Alex Bregman rips a double into the right center gap. Braves now lead 4-1.
History for Adam Duvall.
Adam Duvall is the 3rd player in World Series history with a 1st-inning grand slam.The Braves are the 1st team to score 4 runs in the 1st inning with a chance to clinch the World Series since the 1961 Yankees. pic.twitter.com/qwAPCwTONb— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 1, 2021
GRAND SLAM!!! Adam Duvall goes deep to right center field and the Braves lead 4-0 after the first inning!
An inning-ending double play gets Tucker Davidson out of the first unscathed and the Braves bats are coming to the plate.
Fans getting the “Cheater, Cheater!” Chant going for Altuve and Correa. Correa hits into an inning ending DP right on cue. Braves coming up in bottom 1 #worldseriesgame5 @cbs46 @CBS46Sports pic.twitter.com/vnuczYB6Wg— fred kalil (@fredkalil) November 1, 2021
We are underway in Game 5! The Braves are nine innings away from a potential World Series title!
Our Ashley Thompson is out at Truist Park as fans make their way into the stadium for Game 5!
Believe it or not, these ticket prices are actually pretty cheap than where we started the day. Here is the 7:24 p.m. look from VividSeats.
Before each game, if there are any unused tickets, the Braves will release them to the general public. There is a huge group of people in line right now hoping to get lucky.
Braves third base coach Ron Washington and Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies do a little work before Game 5.
Make sure you vote in our poll before Game 5 starts!
POLL: Who will be tonight's Game 5 hero for the Braves? pic.twitter.com/kkd06sT5bP— CBS46 (@cbs46) October 31, 2021
If you've attended a game at Truist Park this season, you've likely been served by one of these people in the picture below. Let's take a second to thank them for all they've done this year!
Do you think people are excited for Game 5 of the World Series? We think people are excited for Game 5 of the World Series.
It certainly LOOKS like the World Series pic.twitter.com/D9xk5e2DIM— Ashley Thompson (@AshleyCBS46) October 31, 2021
After to rainy, gloomy nights at Truist Park, it will be a perfect night for baseball!
Getting ready for Game 5.
Here comes the cavalcade!
The battery is loading 🔌 pic.twitter.com/Q3Tt3zGD5z— Ashley Thompson (@AshleyCBS46) October 31, 2021
Finally! Some nice weather!
Truist Park and the battery will be beyond electric in a few hours as the Braves try to take their first World Series title since 1995. It's a great night for baseball and a cool night for the fans. #cbs46 pic.twitter.com/ZHTdhIXbWG— Fred Campagna (@FredCampagna) October 31, 2021
Gates are officially open for Game 5!
It's still three hours until game time, but Braves fans can't wait to get inside Truist Park!
Take note, Braves fans!
#WorldSeries Game 5 tonight! Important times:⚾️ 4 p.m. - Braves parking lots open⚾️ 5 p.m. - Gates open⚾️ 8:03 p.m. - National Anthem⚾️ 8:07 p.m. - Ceremonial First Pitch⚾️ 8:15 p.m. - Play ball! https://t.co/EKLQAGBj4M— Truist Park (@TruistPark) October 31, 2021
They have arrived!