World Series Game 6: Astros vs. Phillies score, live updates as Yordan Alvarez crushes go-ahead home run

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The Houston Astros are going for their second World Series title in franchise history Saturday night as they host the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park. The Phillies are trying to keep their season alive, as the Astros enter with a 3-2 series lead. The game was scoreless through five innings, but the scoring started in the sixth. Kyle Schwarber homered off Framber Valdez to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead, but the Astros responded. Yordan Alvarez demolished a three-run home run off José Alvarado to put the Astros up 3-1. They are three outs away from the championship.

Zack Wheeler traded zeroes with Valdez for five innings, but was pulled with one out in the sixth after hitting Martín Maldonado and giving up a single to Jeremy Peña. Cristian Vázquez added an RBI single later in the sixth to make it 4-1. Here’s how you can watch Game 6, which is the latest game on the calendar (Nov. 5) in World Series history.

Historically, teams with a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven have gone on to win the series 70 percent of the time. That said, the Astros were in this same exact position three years ago — 3-2 series lead and going back home for Games 6 and 7 — and they were unable to finish the job. The Washington Nationals won Games 6 and 7 in Houston to steal away the championship.

CBS Sports will have live updates, analysis, highlights and more all game long. Follow along below.

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