Josh Fields

Home runs are flying in the World Series; does the weather get an assist?

Home runs are flying in the World Series; does the weather get an assist?

It’s been an out-of-this-World Series for home runs, and only two games have been played.

In the Houston Astros’ 7-6, 11-inning win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night, the teams combined for a World Series-record eight home runs — including a record four in the two extra innings.

Each team clubbed four, and for the Dodgers that meant that only one of their hits didn’t land over a fence and become a souvenir.

In the two games at Dodger Stadium, there were 11 home runs. Since 2012, only one World Series — last year’s seven-game classic between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians — has had more.

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