Nerve-Wracking, Nail Biter at The Ravine: Astros Defeat Dodgers to Tie World Series

October 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

George Springer hit a two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-6, Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, tying the World Series at one game apiece.

Charlie Culberson homered with two outs in the bottom of the 11th, but Chris Devenski struck out Yasiel Puig on a full-count pitch to give the Astros their first World Series victory. They were swept in the 2005 World Series by the Chicago White Sox and lost Game 1 to the Dodgers, 3-1, Tuesday.

Both Houston and the Dodgers rallied during what would have been their last at-bat to extend the game.

The Dodgers entered their half of the 10th trailing 5-3, after Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa greeted reliever Josh Fields with back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th.

Puig homered leading off the bottom of the 10th off Ken Giles, who struck out the next two batters,

Yasmani Grandal and Austin Barnes. Logan Forsythe walked on a full count and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Kiki Hernandez singled in Forsythe, with Hernandez taking second on the throw to the plate. Chris Devenski relieved Giles and got Chris Taylor to fly out to center to end the inning.

Devenski, the fifth Houston pitcher, was credited with the victory, allowing only Culberson’s home run in his 1 1/3 innings. Brandon McCarthy, the ninth Dodger pitcher, took the loss, allowing two runs and two hits in one inning.

The Astros tied the score in the top of the ninth when Marwin Gonzalez homered off Dodger closer Kenley Jansen,

Despite 11th inning loss to the Houston Astros, Dodger fans still fired up for the Boys in Blue. (Photo courtesy of Angie Soto)

Despite 11th inning loss to the Houston Astros, Dodger fans still fired up for the Boys in Blue. (Photo courtesy of Angie Soto)

The Dodgers were held to two hits through seven innings but held a 3-1 lead entering the eighth on home runs by Joc Pederson and Corey Seager.

Jansen entered the game with no outs in the top of the eighth and Alex Bregman on second after a ground-rule double off Brandon Morrow that bounced off the glove of Puig, the Dodgers right fielder, and bounced into the crowd adjacent to foul territory.

Jansen induced Altuve, the first batter he faced, to ground out, with ,Bregman advancing to third. The next hitter, Carlos Correa singled, driving in Bregman and ending the L.A. bullpen’s 28-inning scoreless streak during the postseason.

Houston opened the scoring in the third. Former Dodger Josh Reddick led off with an infield single, moved to second on Justin Verlander’s sacrifice bunt, third on Springer’s single and scored on Bregman’s single.

Seager hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning following a full-count walk to Chris Taylor.

Pederson homered with two outs in the fifth after Verlander did not allow a hit over the first 4 2/3 innings.

Verlander, the Astros starter, allowed three runs and two hits over six innings, striking out five and walking two.

Rich Hill, the Dodgers starter, was removed by manager Dave Roberts after four innings. He allowed one run and three hits, struck out seven and walked three.

Following an off-day, the series will resume Friday at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

Dodgers pitcher turned broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela threw the ceremonial first pitch after retired broadcaster Vin Scully feigned that he would. Valenzuela’s pitch was caught by Dodgers catching instructor Steve Yeager, a Dodgers catcher from 1972-85.

The capacity crowd of 54,293 for the four-hour, 19-minute game included actor Norman Lloyd, who will turn 103 on Nov. 8. Lloyd, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Daniel Auschlander on the 1982-88 NBC medical drama “St. Elsewhere,” also attended Game 1 of the 1926 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.

 

 

 

From ‘Fresco’ Food Tasting to An Evening With Wonder Woman, There’s A Lot to Do

October 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The week ahead is filled with activities for the entire family that won’t break the back, can help you stay informed about your community, get healthy, do something good for the environment or just have fun!

Friday, Oct. 13

6-10pm–Wonder Woman Movie Night at Montebello Park Amphitheater. A family fun evening of women power, hosted by local women leaders and City of Montebello, with a free screening of Wonder Woman the movie at 7pm. Free popcorn, drinks & cotton candy. First come, first serve! First 100 kids will receive Wonder Woman capes. Food trucks on site for food purchases. Park is located 1401 W. Whittier Blvd, Montebello 90640. For more info, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wonder-woman

Saturday, Oct. 14

9am-3pm—Free L.A. County Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup at the Huntington Park City Yard located at 6900 Bissell St. County residents can safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides; home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles; universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs; electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. For more information, contact the LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA, or www.888CleanLA.com, or the LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.

 

: Saturday, Oct. 14-Noon-4pm–Free Harvest Fest /Fresco in Hermon (NELA) –Enjoy a Free community event featuring food tasting, raffles, free gifts, pumpkin painting, face painting, music & much more. Be sure to stop by Pueblo Chip’s booth to sample delicious products! Fresco is located at 5914 Monterey Rd. LA 90042. For more info, visit Fresco Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fresco-Community-Market. Announcement sponsored by Pueblo Chips, the best tasting tortilla chips in town!

Saturday, Oct. 14 from Noon-4pm–Everyone invited to attend Harvest Fest at the Fresco Community Market in Hermon (NELA). Enjoy a Free community event featuring food tasting, raffles, free gifts, pumpkin painting, face painting, music & much more. Be sure to stop by PUEBLO CHIPS’s booth to sample our delicious products! Fresco is located at 5914 Monterey Rd. LA 90042. For more info, visit Fresco Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fresco-Community-Market. This announcement sponsored by PUEBLO CHIPS, the best tasting tortilla chips in town!

9am–Peace March in Lincoln Heights. Join Lincoln Heights Clergy, Councilman Gil Cedillo, Mayors GRYD Office, LAPD and & community leaders for a peace march and resource fair. March starts at 9am at the Boys and Girls Club, 2635 Pasadena Ave, LA 90031. A Resource Fair, free food, and swimming will follow march at the B & G Club. For more info, call (323) 221-9111.

10am-4pm–The Commerce Comic Book Invasion Returns! This free and open to the public event is packed with exciting workshops, presentations, panel discussions and signings from over 30 comic book artists, writers and cosplayers. Location: Rosewood Librar, 5655 Jillson St. Commerce, 90040. For more info, call Commerce Library Teen Librarian Erik Jackiw at (323) 722-6660.

10am-2pm–Los Angeles Derby Dolls’ 9th Annual Health Fair at the El Sereno Senior Center. Free blood pressure &glucose screenings, flu shots, child safety seat inspections & more. Time: 10am-2pm. Senior Citizen Center located at 4818 Klamath Pl, L.A. 90032. For more information, call (323) 222-2040. To schedule a safety seat inspection, call (310) 318-5111.

10am-2pm–Kids Health Fair Hosted by LAC+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) Dept. of Pediatrics. Over 30 exhibitors; info on nutrition, screenings, immunizations, injury prevention; car-seat safety & the Breathmobile asthma clinic. Location: Children’s Village, 2010 Zonal Ave (Building B), LA 90033. For more info, call 323-409-5318.

10:30am-12:30pm–16th Annual Cash for College & Career Convention at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Free, open to the public workshops on applying for college & financial aid (regardless of immigration status) & qualifying for free community college; help writing college admission essays & choosing a college major. Meet college reps & scholarship providers. LA Trade Tech is located at 400 W. Washington Blvd. LA 90015. Free parking at 23rd St & Grand Ave. For more info, visit, www.lacashforcollege.org.

11am–5pm–Montebello 97th Anniversary Parade & Park Festival at City Park. Parade kicks off at Whittier Blvd & 4th St and ends at City Park: Enjoy live bands, food, games, arts & crafts vendors, and much more. Free Admission. Be aware of local street closures. For more info, call (323) 887-4540, or visit www.facebook.com/CityofMontebello/.

2:30-3:30pm–Remembering the Families of Chavez Ravine: Hispanic Genealogy Discussion at the East Los Angeles Library. Lawrence Bouett will speak about the early history of the Los Angeles/Chavez Ravine barrios of Palo Verde, Bishop, and La Loma. He has traced the genealogies of many families who lived there through U.S. Census and Voter registrations between 1910 and 1950. Event is sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call Daniel Hernandez at (323) 264-0155.

6:30pm–Free Movie Night at Sycamore Grove Park Bandshell in Highland Park. Take the family for an outdoor screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Hosted by Councilman Gil Cedillo, Arroyo Seco NC, LA Dept. of Rec & Parks. Free small popcorn while it lasts. Bring a lawn chair, pivnic and blanket. Park is located at 4702 N. Figueroa, LA 90042.For more info, call Sylvia Robledo at (323) 550-1538.

Sunday, Oct. 15

12-8pm–Dia de los Muertos Skate Festival in Boyle Heights-Skateboarding, live music, art, free face painting. Location: 1st Street closure between Boyle and State.

2-3pm–East LA Library Presents Readers’ Theater: The Diaries of Adam and Eve, performed by local actors Cruz Flores & Lezlie Anne Moore. Mark Twain’s final & most personal work was adapted for stage by Cruz Flores. Open to Teens & Adults. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

4-5pm–Kids Game Night at the Cypress Park Library. Kids ages 5-11 can enjoy a variety of board games, building bricks and electronic games on the Wii Console. Bring your friends. Library located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., LA 90063. For more info, call (323) 261-0295.

Upcoming

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago Presents Free Women’s Self-Defense Workshops Oct. 20 (Koreatown) & Oct. 21 (Downtown L.A.) Learn how to protect yourself; discuss legislation on women’s issues. Locations: Koreatown-Olympic Community Police Station 1130 S. Vermont Ave. LA 90006); DTLA-Ketchum-Downtown YMCA 401 S. Hope St. LA 90071. For more info, call (213) 620-4646.

Free Visual Car Inspection Oct. 21 at the Highland Park Senior Center. Visual inspection includes lights, wipers, belts, hoses, vehicle battery & much more. Time: 9am-1pm. Senior Center located at 6152 N. Figueroa St. Highland Park, 90042. For more info, call (323) 255-7913.

Two Open Houses to Review Boyle Heights Community Plan Update-Tues. Oct. 24 & Sat. Oct. 28 at the Boyle Heights City Hall. The Open Houses are being held to showcase the draft plan update and proposed zoning. Locations: Oct. 24 (6-8pm) at Roosevelt High School Cafeteria, 456 S. Mathews St. LA 90033; Oct. 28 at Boyle Heights City Hall (10am-1pm) 1st Fl. Meeting Rm, 2130 E, 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, visit www.bhplan.org .

Oct. 25-Nov. 2-Free Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Novenario & Festival at Olvera Street in downtown LA. Nine consecutive nights of pageantry, featuring processions in traditional day of the dead dress, blessings, music, face painting, colorful public altars, dance & great food. Presented by the Olvera Street Merchants Assoc, & El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Day time & evening events. For more information & a schedule, visit www.olveraevents.com.

 

 

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