On a night that began with the legendary Vin Scully entertaining Dodger Stadium moments before the game, the Houston Astros stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Following a fast-paced Game 1 that lasted just 2 hours, 28 minutes, Game 2 went into extra innings and became an instant classic.
It was a back-and-forth affair until George Springer's two-run homer in the top of the 11th gave the Astros the lead for good, and they won 7-6 to secure the team's first World Series victory in franchise history.
It sparked quite a reaction from fans all over.
Former and current NFL players took to Twitter to congratulate Houston:
— Kareem Jackson (@ReemBoi25) October 26, 2017
Altuve & Correa clutch!
— Lamar Miller (@millertime_6) October 26, 2017
Astros BOOMIN right now!!
— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) October 26, 2017
— Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) October 26, 2017
Great baseball game
— Travis Benjamin (@TravisBenjamin3) October 26, 2017
— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) October 26, 2017
WHAT A GAME #WORLDSERIES
— Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) October 26, 2017
This game is crazy!! #WorldSeries
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) October 26, 2017
— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) October 26, 2017
Letsssss Gooooo!!!!!!@astros #HoustonStrong
— DIGGZ32 (@JamesIhedigbo) October 26, 2017
— Jody Breeze (@Blafell1) October 26, 2017
A few NBA players chimed in as well:
Let's go Stros!!!! Damn right!
— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) October 26, 2017
Back 2 back #astros
— Ed Davis (@eddavisXVII) October 26, 2017
Then there were those in the MLB who weren't able to participate on this year's biggest stage. But they, too, were aware of how great of a game they had witnessed:
— Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) October 26, 2017
— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) October 26, 2017
Please don't tell me baseball is boring.... Thank you Doyerrsss and Astros!!
— Jp Arencibia (@jparencibia9) October 26, 2017
You have got to be kidding me
— Mark Melancon (@Mark_Melancon_) October 26, 2017
Damn postseason baseball is such a blast🤣🤣🤣#WORLDSERIES
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) October 26, 2017
What a game !!!!!!
— Yonder Alonso (@YonderalonsoU) October 26, 2017
Are you not entertained!!! #WorldSeries
— Jason Motte (@JMotte30) October 26, 2017
The Astros will carry their momentum into Minute Maid Park for Game 3 on Friday at 8:09 p.m. ET.
-- Josiah Turner