Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig Join World Series Record Books In Game 5 Loss To Astros
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While it certainly does not come as much consolation, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been part of two of the best World Series games in MLB history. In Game 5 Sunday night against the Houston Astros, Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig each carved their name into the record books.

Since going 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts through the first three games, the rookie has responded with four hits in his last nine at-bats, including two doubles, one triple, one home run and five RBI.

Bellinger’s home run in the fifth inning of Game 5 gave the Dodgers a three-run lead, and his RBI triple in the seventh broke a scoreless tie.

At 22 years and 108 days old, Bellinger became the youngest Dodgers player to ever hit a home run in a World Series game. The mark was previously held by Pete Reiser (22 years, 202 days), who homered in Game 4 of the 1941 World Series.

Overall, Bellinger became the youngest player to homer in the Fall Classic since Miguel Cabrera did so at 20 years, 187 days old, in Game 4 in 2003. Bellinger’s triple made him the eighth-youngest overall player to record such a hit in the World Series.

He’s the youngest National League player to do so since David Green (21 years, 317 days) of the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the 1982 Fall Classic. Bellinger is the first player since Cardinals third baseman David Freese in Game 6 in 2011 to hit a triple and home run in a single World Series game.

Furthermore, Bellinger became the third-youngest player to tally eight total bases in a Fall Classic game. Meanwhile, Puig’s home run in the ninth inning was the 22nd of the 2017 World Series.

That broke the MLB record for most hit, which was previously held by the Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants who combined to slug 21 homers in the 2002 World Series.