HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 26: Dansby Swanson #7 of the Atlanta Braves slides in safely past Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros to score a run on sacrifice fly during the eighth inning in Game One of the World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

World Series game 2: Braves vs Astros

By Mike Hayes and Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 11:30 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021
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10:15 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Dylan Lee enters the game

From CNN's Karl de Vries

Dylan Lee of the Atlanta Braves delivers the pitch against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning.
Dylan Lee of the Atlanta Braves delivers the pitch against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

That’s a wrap for Max Fried.

The Braves’ superb lefty leaves after walking designated hitter Yordan Alvarez and allowing a single to shortstop Carlos Correa, putting runners at 1st and 2nd with nobody out in the 6th.

LHP Dylan Lee is now on in a big spot.

It’s a disappointing evening for Fried, who, after a rough start, appeared to have righted the ship for three innings before the Astros’ attack here in the 6th.

5-2 Astros in the bottom of the 6th.

9:56 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Fried settles in

From CNN's Karl de Vries

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried throws during the first inning in Game 2.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried throws during the first inning in Game 2. David J. Phillip/AP

After a rough start — five runs through the first two innings — Braves starter Max Fried has since settled in nicely, hurling three straight scoreless frames. That’s a big deal after a night in which the Braves had to reach deep into their bullpen to use four relievers following the injury to starter Charlie Morton.

5-2 Astros through five.

9:54 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Cristian Javier enters the game for Houston

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Right-handed pitcher Cristian Javier has come into the game in relief for the Astros in the sixth inning.

He replaces Astros starter Jose Urquidy, who had a nice outing. Urquidy had seven strikeouts on 74 pitches in five innings of work.

9:53 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Donald Trump to attend World Series Game 4 in Atlanta 

From CNN’s Michael Warren and Jill Martin

Former President Donald Trump plans to attend Game 4 of the World Series at Truist Park in Atlanta on Saturday, a person close to Trump told CNN. 

Atlanta Braves CEO Terry McGuirk told USA Today on Wednesday that Trump will not be sitting with team or MLB officials and that the Braves will give Trump his own suite.

“He called MLB and wanted to come to the game,’’ McGuirk told the paper. “We were very surprised. Of course, we said yes.’’

Some context: Trump attended the World Series in 2019 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, when the Nationals were hosting the Astros in Game 5.

 

9:51 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Braves chisel away

From CNN's Karl de Vries

Eddie Rosario of the Atlanta Braves grounds out against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning.
Eddie Rosario of the Atlanta Braves grounds out against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning. Bob Levey/Getty Images

A leadoff single in the top of the 5th by Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who advanced to second on a wild pitch and then to third after a groundout by Eddie Rosario, leads to an Atlanta run after Freddie Freeman’s 2-out RBI single. 

5-2 Astros midway through the 5th.

9:26 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Jose Urquidy has 6 strikeouts for the Astros

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy throws during the first inning in Game 2.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy throws during the first inning in Game 2. Eric Gay/AP

Jose Urquidy is dealing for Houston in Game 2 of the World Series.

So far, he’s struck out six Braves batters through four strong innings.

Astros lead 5-1 heading to the bottom of the 4th.

9:02 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Houston back on top in Game 2

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Jose Siri of the Houston Astros slides in safely at home plate to score a run against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning.
Jose Siri of the Houston Astros slides in safely at home plate to score a run against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Houston breaks it open against Max Fried in the second.

Kyle Tucker reached on a one-out single then the American League batting champ Yuli Gurriel singled up the middle to advance Tucker to third.

Tucker scored on an infield single by the next man up, Jose Siri.

But then, chaos erupted after Martin Maldonado hit a single to shallow left. Gurriel scored and Siri scored on a throwing error by the Braves.

Michael Brantley drove Maldonado in with a single to right.

Houston up 5-1 after two innings.

8:48 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Travis d'Arnaud ties it up with a home run in the top of the second

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Atlanta Braves' Travis d'Arnaud hits a home run during the second inning.
Atlanta Braves' Travis d'Arnaud hits a home run during the second inning. Sue Ogrocki/AP

Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud tied the game in the top of the second with a blast over the left field wall.

Houston starter Jose Urquidy has looked good so far with four early strikeouts but d'Arnaud got the best of him with that shot.

We're all square in Houston. Heading to the bottom of the second.

8:33 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Houston strikes first in Game 2

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve hits a double during the first inning in Game 2.
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve hits a double during the first inning in Game 2. David J. Phillip/AP

Houston's Jose Altuve led off the bottom of the first with a double off Atlanta left-hander Max Fried.

Michael Brantley advanced Altuve to third with a deep fly to center.

Alex Bregman drove Altuve in with another fly ball to center.

Houston takes its first lead of the series.