Ranking each of the Houston Astros’ record-breaking 15 World Series home runs

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The Houston Astros made history on Wednesday night on their way to their first World Series win in franchise history.

Not only did the Astros take home the biggest prize in baseball, they hit a whopping 15 home runs along the way, more than any team in World Series history.

Below we’ve collected and ranked all 15 of Houston’s touch-em-alls from one of the most excited playoff baseball series in recent memory.


15. Game 3, Yuli Gurriel opens up scoring with solo home run

GURRIEL GONE! YULI!

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Yuli Gurriel scored the first run of Game 3 with this solo blast, but the moment would be marred when he made a racist gesture towards pitcher Yu Darvish once he returned to the Astros dugout. Gurriel was given a five game suspension that will start at the beginning of the 2018 season and would apologize to Darvish, tipping his helmet to the pitcher when they met again in Game 7.


14. Game 4, Alex Bregman solo home run

In the bottom of the ninth of Game 4, Alex Bregman went yard to cut the Dodgers lead to 6-2. The Astros wouldn’t score again, but the dinger did show that Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was mortal, which would prove an important truth as the series went on.


13. Game 1, Alex Bregmen ties the game in the fourth

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Alex Bregman had plenty of huge hits through the World Series, and at the moment, this one felt like it was. But the Astros would go on to lose the game and tying things in the fourth at the start of the series simply wasn’t of much consequence.


12. Game 4, George Springer scores first runs of the game

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George Springer got the Astros on the board with this solo home run in the fourth inning, but a bullpen breakdown in the top of the ninth would hand Game 4 to the Dodgers. Most notably, this home run started Springer’s streak of going yard in four consecutive World Series games.


11. Game 6, George Springer gives Astros 1-0 lead in the third

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An early home run that gave Houston a lead they would eventually give up. But Springer kept his streak of dominance alive that helped him take home the World Series MVP award.


10. Game 7, George Springer two-run shot to extend lead to 5-0 in second

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This might be a source of disagreement, as there is a solid argument that runs scored in a Game 7 are more essential than any others simply due to circumstance. Springer’s home run served as a signal that it was going to take a heroic effort from the Dodgers to comeback, but the way the game played out would prove that the Astros wouldn’t even need the extra run support.

It’s probably too low a ranking, but that’s mostly a testament to just how many huge home runs were hit this year.


9. Game 5, Yuli Gurriel three-run shot to tie 4-4 in the fourth

CRUSHED! TIE GAME!

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A critical Game 5 looked to be slipping out of reach for the Astros. Down 4-1 in their final home game of the year, Houston faced the prospect of losing and needing to win back-to-back games in Los Angeles to take home the World Series.

Yuli Gurriel’s three-run shot in the fourth tied the game up and gave the home crowd hope for victory. They had no idea what was coming.


8. Game 5, Jose Altuve three-run shot to tie 7-7 in the fifth

After Dodgers third baseman Cody Bellinger immediately put the Dodgers back up three runs in the top of the inning, likely AL MVP Jose Altuve stepped up to the plate with two men on and answered, sending the crowd into hysterics.

Things would only get crazier.


7. Game 5, George Springer solo shot to tie 8-8 in the seventh

In the top of the seventh, a poor decision by George Springer sent him diving for an uncatchable ball, which bounced over him allowing for extra bases and a run to score. Just minutes later, Springer would earn redemption, knotting the game back up at 8-8 with this absolute rocket.


6. Game 5, Brian McCann extends lead to 12-9

While at the time it seemed like icing on the cake of the Astros comeback, Brian McCann’s home run turned out to be crucial to Houston’s Game 5 victory. Extending their lead to 12-9, Houston would promptly let the Dodgers back in and the game would head to extra innings at a score of 12-12 before the Astros won in a walk-off.

Without McCann’s extra run, the Astros never would’ve had the chance to get to extras.


5. Game 2, Marwin Gonzalez ties game in ninth

MARWIN IN THE 9TH! TIEGAME.

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When it comes to clutch home runs, it’s tough to top late inning drama. Already down a game in the series and just three outs away from dropping into a 2-0 hole, Gonzalez smacked this 0-2 pitch to left-center to tie the game and force extra innings.


4. Game 2, Jose Altuve puts the Astros ahead in the 10th

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The following inning, Jose Altuve would give the Astros the lead with a solo home run of his own, hitting almost the exact same spot in the ballpark as Gonzalez. Houston was three outs away from stealing Game 2 from the Dodgers.


3. Game 2, Carlos Correa extends lead in 10th

Moments later, Carlos Correa would touch-em-all as well, going back-to-back with Altuve to give the Astros a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 10th. Houston didn’t know it at the time, but both runs would be crucial – the Dodgers would score two in the bottom half of the inning to send the game into the 11th.


2. Game 2, George Springer two-run shot to break tie and take lead in 11th

Finally, George Springer would finish the job in Game 2 for the Astros, smacking a two-run home run in the 11th to put Houston ahead 7-5. The Astros would give one more run back to the Dodgers, but the lead would hold as Houston secured the win. The series would head to Texas knotted at 1-1.


1. Game 5, Carlos Correa two-run shot to extend lead to 11-8 in the seventh

Now back to that ever-crucial Game 5, where Correa sent yet another ball out of the park to take the Astros lead to 11-8. This home run gets bonus points for having the most suspense and best celebration of any dinger this World Series.

Of all the standout moments of this series, this is the one I’ll remember for making my jaw drop. It was a moment that invited casual fans to realize that Houston was a team of destiny.


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