The Houston Astros have taken a three-games-to-two lead in the World Series against the Washington Nationals and can wrap up the series as early as tomorrow night. Gerrit Cole tossed three-hit back while striking out nine over seven innings of the Astros’ 7-1 victory at Washington. Yordan Alvarez, Carlos Correa and George Springer hit two-run homers for the Astros, who are seeking their second championship in three years.

Max Scherzer was scratched from  his expected start for Washington because of neck spasms and tightness so Joe Ross started in an emergency role.  Ross gave up 4 runs in five innings.  Gerrit Cole got the win for Houston, giving  up one run in seven innings.