WATCH: Atlanta Braves Hammer Back-To-Back Home Runs to Claim Huge Win Over Houston Astros

Published 10/31/2021, 9:15 AM EDT
Oct 30, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) celebrates a home run against the Houston Astros with designated hitter Jorge Soler (12) during the seventh inningof game four of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


The Atlanta Braves scored another narrow, yet crucial victory over the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the World Series yesterday. Despite trailing after six innings, Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler smashed consecutive home runs to turn the game in the Braves’ favor.

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Along with giving the Braves the lead, Swanson and Soler made franchise history with their solo home runs.

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Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler smash crucial home runs for the Atlanta Braves

Following their struggles in hitting two days ago, the Astros started the top of the first inning with their first runs. Carlos Correa recorded an RBI which saw José Altuve score for the AL Pennant winners. The Venezuelan then continued his excellent postseason hitting form, smashing a solo home run to double the Astros’ lead after the fourth inning.

Eddie Rosario then scored the Braves’ first run of the game to kick-start their comeback in the bottom of the sixth inning. After limiting the Astros to nought in the top of the seventh, the Braves completed their comeback in a flash.

Oct 30, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) hits a home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of game four of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Swanson smashed a 95mph pitch from Astros relief pitcher Cristian Javier straight into the stands on the right side of the field to score a solo home run which tied the game.

A few moments later, Soler followed suit, smashing an 81mph pitch high towards the left side of the field. Despite Yordan Álvarez’s best efforts to catch the ball, it sailed just over the wall to hand Soler a solo home run and a 3-2 lead to the Braves.

This effort from the pair also marked the first time the Braves scored consecutive home runs in the World Series in their history.

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Could Game 5 be the last chapter of this year’s World Series?

Following their stunning victory yesterday, the Braves need just one win to secure their first World Series title since 1995. They could clinch that title-clinching victory today should they produce another clinical performance in front of their fans.

Oct 30, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves designated hitter Jorge Soler (12) and shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) celebrate after they both hit home runs against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of game four of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

However, the Astros will look to put in a much-needed excellent performance to save the series and keep their bid to win their second World Series title alive. Whether the AL Pennant winners can do that today, only time will tell.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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