Framber Valdez threw a gem, Jose Altuve had a three-hitter and Alex Bregman hit a deep homer as the Astros tied the World Series at a game apiece.

HOUSTON — Framber Valdez hit a five-run home run behind Houston’s Alex Bregman in the first inning, and the Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

Just like in Game 1, the Astros jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Unlike ace Justin Verlander in the opener, Valdes and Houston persevered.

Valdez bounced back from a pair of bad outings in last year’s series to throw the ball in the seventh and the bullpen worked through a few jams to get things done.

Jose Altuve, Jeremy Peña and Jordan Alvarez doubled as Houston took a two-run lead in four innings against Zack Wheeler. An error allowed one more run in the first, and Bregman added a two-run homer in the fifth.

A day after coming back to win 6-5 in 10 innings. Philadelphia tried to rally in this one, too.

With the Phillies trailing by four runs, Kyle Schwarber drove deep down the right field line with a man on in the eighth against Rafael Montero, who had initially driven a two-run homer down the right field line by umpire James Hoy.

First base umpire Trip Gibson initially signaled to the umpires for a conference, and the call was overturned during a home crew review when it was determined the ball was on the foul side of the pole.

Schwarber, who led the NL in home runs this season, then hit a long drive that was caught off the right field wall.

Ryan Pressley capped off a six-hitter, giving up a run on an error by first baseman Julius Gurriel.

After a split in Houston, the streak resumes Monday night when the streak hosts Citizens Bank Park for the first time since 2009.

Of the 61 previous 1-1 series ties, the winner of Game 2 has won the title 31 times — but only four of the last 14.

After struggling to a 19.29 ERA in a pair of starts in last year’s six-game loss to Atlanta, Valdes pitched with polish and poise. His cheeks glistening with sweat, the 28-year-old left-hander struck out nine and walked three while allowing four hits in 6 1/3 innings.

He blasted batters with a fastball averaging 95.6 miles per hour and baffled them with his curveball, which resulted in three strikeouts — it looked like it. Unusually, he changed gloves and cleats in the middle of an outing.

With the Phillies’ only two runners on base against him in the sixth, Valdez struck out Game 1 star JT Realmuth on a hot out, then got Bryce Harper to ground out on the first pitch into an inning-ending double play.

Phillies vs. Astros, ninth inning

Houston 5, Philadelphia 2

Philadelphia scored on a fielding error, but Ryan Pressley was able to hold the Phillies to one run. Houston wins, 5-2.

Phillies vs. Astros, eighth inning

Houston 5, Philadelphia 1

Philadelphia put runners on and made it two close games, with Kyle Schwarbar twice nearly hitting a home run, but Houston held Philadelphia scoreless in the top of the frame.

Houston went down in order in the bottom of the eighth.

Phillies vs. Astros, seventh inning

Houston 5, Philadelphia 1

Philadelphia got on the board with a sacrifice bunt in the top of the seventh inning.

Altuve got his third hit of the night in the bottom of the inning, but was caught stealing before Alvarez struck out

Phillies vs. Astros, sixth inning

Houston 5, Philadelphia 0

Valdes again kept Philadelphia out

Houston also went down in the bottom of the sixth

Phillies vs. Astros, fifth inning

Houston 5, Philadelphia 0

The Phillies were scoreless at the start of the inning.

In the bottom of the frame, Jordan Alvarez walked before Alex Bregman went deep to left to give Houston a 5-0 lead.

Here’s that Alex Bregman swing!

Phillies vs. Astros, fourth inning

Houston 3, Philadelphia 0

Valdes put the Phillies in order early in the inning.

McCormick singled in the bottom of the inning, but stayed there.

Phillies vs. Astros, third inning

Houston 3, Philadelphia 0

Valdez gave up his first hit but didn’t allow a run in the top of the inning.

Houston got one man on board in the bottom of the inning, but left him stranded.

Phillies vs. Astros, second inning

Houston 3, Philadelphia 0

Valdez gave up one walk again…and walked her again. In the second, the Phillies went blank.

In the bottom of the frame, Chase McCormick drew a walk but stayed there.

Phillies vs. Astros in first inning

Houston 3, Philadelphia 0

Framber Valdez gave up a walk in the first inning, but was able to work around it. The Phillies left one man on base when Bryce Harper lined out to left.

The Astros responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning with three straight doubles from Jose Altuve, Jeremy Peña and Jordan Alvarez. Alvarez scored on a throwing error to give Houston a 3-0 lead.

Biggio and Bagwell start things off

Two of the greatest players to ever wear an Astros uniform kicked things off with a ceremonial first pitch before game two.

Houston is changing its lineup

Trey Mancini, who started Game 1 of the World Series, will be replaced by Aledmis Diaz. The rest of the composition is the same.

Here’s the Philadelphia lineup Valdez will face.

Astros vs. Phillies

Phillies: Zach Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 163 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (17-6, 2.77 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 194 strikeouts)

Phillies vs. Houston head to head

OUTCOME: The Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies square off in Game 2 of the World Series, with the Phillies winning 1-0.

Houston is 106-56 overall and 55-26 at home. Astros hitters are batting a collective .247, which ranks sixth in the AL.

Philadelphia has an 87-75 overall record and a 40-41 road record. Phillies hitters are hitting a collective .252, which ranks fifth in the NL.

The teams play for the fifth time this season on Saturday. The season series is tied at 2-2.

Pre-game festivities

Former Astros stars Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell will pitch in the ceremonial first pitch. Houston’s own Bun B will have the “Play Ball” call. And Little Big Town will perform the national anthem before the first pitch. Street Fest is also part of the pre-game entertainment.

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