After pulling ahead of the Astros 5-0 in the third inning, mostly because of two consecutive home runs by Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker, the Phillies fought hard to come back.
They got one run in the fifth after Rudiger Realmuto added an RBI double. Neither team would be able to score for the remainder of the game, although the Astros came close in the ninth with Jose Altuve in close position with two outs.
J.T. Realmuto was the biggest hero for the Phillies, offering the go-ahead home run in the top of the 10th inning as well as a two-run tying double earlier in the game.
But Philadelphia's heroes were not limited to its relief pitchers, who combined to throw 5 scoreless innings.
The Game 1 managing edge managed to gain the upper hand on Rob Thomson, thanks to his masterful use of lefty Jose Alvarado in the fifth and sixth innings and the same move with lefty starter Ranger Suarez later.
Just like that, the Phillies got back into the game, scoring three runs off Justin Verlander with two outs in the fourth inning. Verlander looked to catch a break when Rhys Hoskins stopped at third base on Bryce Harper's two-out line-drive hit to right field, but Nick Castellanos saved by doubling up the left-field line, allowing Hoskins to get to second.
Kyle Tucker, the under-appreciated star on the Houston team, hits the first haunted house of the World Series off a lousy 1-1 changeup from Aaron Nola. That's a dismal indication of Nola's score.