The Phillies will face the Houston Astros in Texas on Saturday in Game 2 2022 World Seriesexclusively on FOX and the FOX Sports app.

Philly takes the series lead after a stunning win 6-5 win in Houston in Game 1. The Phils became the first team in two decades to overcome a five-run deficit in a World Series game, and the victory was the largest World Series comeback by a National League team since 1956.

The favored Astros, now 0-5 all-time in Game 1 of the World Series, look to bounce back at home on Saturday, and that’s exactly what they did, hitting three straight extra-base hits to start things off.

Here are the best plays from Game 2:

Phillies vs. Astros (PHI leads series 1-0)

Double trouble

Jose Altuve doubled into left field on Zack Wheeler’s sinker, and Jeremy Peña followed suit, driving in Altuve in the next batter with a double of his own. That’s how the home team took the lead in the first game.

Heating

Jordan Alvarez then doubled to allow Peña to score to make it 2-0 early. The Astros are the first team in MLB history to open a World Series game with three consecutive extra base hits.

Another trouble

A Phillies error led to another run for Houston before the end of the first inning. Before Saturday, Wheeler had given up only one run in the first inning in three of his last 30 starts, regular season and postseason. The Phillies have lost each of those three starts.

Powerful player

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman came up with a big play in the third inning to continue the shutout.

Closed

Framber Valdes was relentless about it. He struck out seven and allowed just one hit through the first four innings.

Flashing of the skin

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm prevented a potential double by catching pinch hitter Martin Maldonado on the line to keep it 3-0 through four.

Breaking away

Wheeler’s slider was no match for Bregman, who smashed a two-run homer in the fifth inning to make it 5-0.

Eyes on the prize

The Astros’ infield came up with a monster double play in the sixth inning to keep Philly scoreless.

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