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World Series: Houston Astros Beat Phillies to Take 3-2 Series Lead

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The Houston Astros beat the Phillies 3-2 in Game 5 of the World Series. The Astros now have a 3-2 series lead. The series heads back to Houston for Game 6 on Saturday. The Phillies have reached a place previously unfamiliar to them in this postseason. They trail for the first time in a series. On the final night of baseball at Citizens Bank Park for 2022, the Phils suffered a 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the World Series on Thursday. The Phils have lost two games in a row for the first time in their captivating postseason run. They also face a series deficit for the first time, trailing the Astros three games to two as the series moves back to Houston for Game 6 on Saturday night. The Astros, 5-1 at home this postseason, are one victory away from winning their second World Series in six years. Zack Wheeler, battling fatigue in his right arm, will try to save the Phillies' season when he gets the start in Game 6. A Phillies win would force a decisive Game 7 Sunday night. Wheeler will face lefty Framber Valdez in a rematch of the Game 2 matchup. Valdez struck out nine in leading the Astros to a 5-2 win in that one. Source