For the fourth game in a row in the 2019 World Series, the visiting team has managed to pull out a win. That means the Houston Astros, favored to win the whole thing prior to the start of the series, are back in it thanks to an 8-1 win that has the two teams tied at two games each. They wasted no time getting the jump on the Washington Nationals, either, with Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel singling in runs in the top of the first inning. Robinson Chirninos’ hot bat stayed hot with a two-run homer in the fourth, giving them a commanding 4-0 lead. Juan Soto drove in a run in the sixth inning for the Nats to reduce the gap, but a grand slam by Bregman in the top of the seventh ended all hopes that the home team would be able to muster a comeback. Jose Urquidy deserves some praise, too, as the starting pitcher went five innings without conceding a run, offering his team up a platform to go out and win the game and get back on par with the Nationals. Game 5 will take place on Sunday night in Washington once again.
#5 ranked Oklahoma had looked pretty close to invincible so far this season. They, like Alabama and Clemson, just about seemed nailed-on to grab a spot in the College Football Playoff, even if their ranking was outside of the top four ahead of Saturday’s match up with the Kansas State Wildcats. Jalen Hurts, a huge Heisman contender, ended up being out dueled on the day by his opposite number, Skylar Thompson in a 48-41 loss. Thompson had a Hurts-esque day, at least with TD’s, running for four of them in the victory as they pretty much have killed off the Sooners’ chances of a Playoff bid as they improved to 5-2 on the year. Hurts was still very good in his own right, throwing for nearly 400 yards and running for 96, but his defense just didn’t do enough as they came up short. In other big results in the country, #2 LSU were able to defeat #9 Auburn 23-20 to remain undefeated and on course with for a huge showdown with Alabama in a few weeks. #3 Ohio State also won their big test, easily leaping over #13 Wisconsin by a score of 38-7 to just about get home free for the season.
It will come as no shock to hear this, but Tiger Woods is closing in on making even more history in his career at the Zozo Championship. The event is the first PGA Tour tournament to have been played in Japan, and Woods is now just seven holes from officially claiming it after darnkess halted his attempt to wrap it all up. Woods leads by three shots in his search for what would be his 82nd win, which would tie the record for the most all-time on its own right. He did have a five-shot lead, but Japanese sharpshooter Hideki Matsuyama closed in with two late birdies, applying a bit more pressure to Woods ahead of the finish to come on Monday in Chiba.