Suzuki homers in 12-3 win over Astros, Nationals take 2-0 World Series lead

Suzuki homers in 12-3 win over Astros, Nationals take 2-0 World Series lead
Maui native Kurt Suzuki hit a solo home run in the Nationals 12-3 win over the Houston Astros in the World Series. (Source: CreditBob Levey/Getty Images)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Washington Nationals took a commanding 2-0 lead in the 2019 World Series as Maui’s Kurt Suzuki hit his first post-season home run.

The game was tied at two at the top of the seventh inning, until Suzuki launched a solo homer to deep left field, that sparked a six run seventh inning for the Washington Nationals.

The 36 year old catcher entered Game 2 of the World Series with just one hit in his previous 23 postseason at-bats.

In addition to his go-ahead homer, Suzuki also singled in the game as the Nationals hot hitting propelled the team to a 2-3 win on the road in Houston.

Game three of the World Series is set for Friday at 2:00 p.m. HST.

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