The Atlanta Braves mounted a late comeback against the Houston Astros on Saturday night to take Game 4 of the World Series by a score of 3-2. The Braves now lead the best-of-seven series by a count of 3-1, which means they’re only one win away from their first World Series title since 1995.
When the bottom of the sixth inning began with a flyout from Braves pinch hitter Orlando Arcia, Baseball Savant gave the Astros a 79 percent chance of winning Saturday’s game.
And why not? The Astros had led since the first inning and added a run in the top of the fourth. This postseason, teams that scored first were 27-7.
But the Braves had some magic for their home crowd. After Austin Riley drove in a run later in that bottom of the sixth, Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the seventh to put Atlanta on top. The bullpen did the rest as Luke Jackson and Will Smith pitched scoreless innings, and just like that, the Braves had won Game 4 3-2 and taken a 3-1 advantage in the World Series.