HOUSTON - On Tuesday the Washington Nationals forced a World Series Game 7, and history was made in the process.
It marked the first time in World Series history that the road team has won each of the first six games.
On the mound it was a matchup between Washington's Stephen Strasburg, and Houston Astros pitcher and former ODU star Justin Verlander.
Anthony Rendon quickly got to Justin Verlander, singling to center field in the top of the first inning to score Trea Turner.
The Astros answered back in the bottom of the inning when Jose Altuve scored George Springer on a sacrifice fly. Alex Bregman followed it up with a home run to put the Astros up 2-1.
Each team went scoreless until the fifth inning. Adam Eaton homered with one out to tie the game at two. Juan Soto followed it up with a one-run shot of his own to give Washington a 3-2 lead.
Rendon continued his successful night at the plate in the seventh inning with a two-run homer, putting Washington up 5-2. He'd strike again in the ninth inning, doubling to center to score Turner and Eaton on the Nationals' way to a 7-2 win.
Strasburg remained on the mound until the ninth inning. With one out, UVA baseball alum Sean Doolittle came in to close and picked up a save.
The two teams face off Wednesday night in Houston during Game 7 of the World Series, where a team will be crowned 2019 champions.