Dusty Baker hopes Astros can conjure some magic with World Series on the line

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The Houston Astros have their backs against the wall going into Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night against the Atlanta Braves.

If the Braves win, they would capture their first World Series title since 1995. If the Astros get the win, they will send the series back to Houston. Astros manager Dusty Baker has hope his team will come out on top.

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. watches batting practice before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Astros and the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. takes relief pitcher Yimi Garcia out of the game during the sixth inning in Game 3 of baseball’s World Series between the Astros and the Atlanta Braves Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Houston could have tied the series at two Saturday, but its bullpen didn’t hold. Cristian Javier allowed home runs to Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler that changed the momentum of the game.

Houston scored two runs early in the game but finished the game 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base. 

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. waits for the start of Game 4 of baseball’s World Series between the Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Atlanta and Houston play Game 5 at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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