Dodgers & Astros rally to wins

Bellinger, Betts rally Dodgers past Braves

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five outs from a three-games-to-none deficit in the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves.

Mookie Betts provided the tiebreaking single while the Dodgers erupted for four runs in the eighth inning to pull out a 6-5 victory over the Braves. Cody Bellinger tied it with a three-run blast off losing pitcher Luke Jackson.

Corey Seager opened the scoring with a two-run homer for LA.

Atlanta trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning until Joc Pederson, Adam Duvall and Dansby Swanson delivered RBI singles ahead of Eddie Rosario’s bases-loaded walk. Duvall also singled home a fifth-inning run.

Tony Gonsolin was credited with the win after getting out of an eighth-inning jam. Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the ninth to get the save.

Astros explode in 9th, beat Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have knotted the AL Championship Series at two games apiece by finally regaining their hitting stroke.

The Astros erupted for seven runs in the ninth inning to come away with a 9-2 thumping of the Red Sox. It was a 2-2 game until Jason Castro’s RBI single opened the floodgates. Michael Brantley broke it open with a three-run double before Yordan (yohr-DAHN’) Alvarez, Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker followed with RBI singles to empty Fenway Park.

The Red Sox managed just five hits and failed to score after Xander Bogaerts (BOH’-gahrts) belted a two-run homer in the first inning.

Alex Bregman homered for the Astros, who are guaranteed a Game 6 at home.

Game 5 is Wednesday in Boston.