Astros stay alive

ATLANTA (AP) — The World Series is going back to Houston.

The Astros have forced a Game 6 by turning an early 4-0 deficit into a 9-5 win over the Braves.

Pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez gave the Astros their first lead with a two-run, bases-loaded single with two out in the fifth. Martin Maldonado (mahr-TEEN’ mal-doh-NAH’-doh) drove in three runs, while Yuli Gurriel (YOO’-lee gur-ee-EHL’) and Carlos Correa each had three of Houston’s 12 hits. Correa also collected two RBIs.

Houston began to chip away after Adam Duvall launched a grand slam in the bottom of the first. The Braves’ other run came on Freddie Freeman’s third-inning blast.

The Astros’ bullpen threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings, with Jose Urquidy (ur-KEE’-dee) working a scoreless fourth to get the win. Losing pitcher A.J. Minter was reached for three runs over one frame.

Game 6 is Tuesday.