The Latest: Soto homers, doubles and Nats win Game 1
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
Juan Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Washington Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.
Not even a history-making home run by postseason star George Springer and another drive that nearly tied it in the eighth inning could deter Washington.
Sean Doolittle pitched a perfect ninth for the save, only the second 1-2-3 inning on a night that Washington relievers were given a three-run lead and just held on.