World Series Game 5 by the numbers

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Game 5 of the World Series was a barnburner that ultimately went to the Astros, 13-12, in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 10th inning thanks to Alex Bregman‘s RBI single. That game will go down as one of the most entertaining World Series games of all time. Here it is, broken down by the numbers:

0 pitches thrown above 97 MPH

1 stolen base

2 errors

2 wild pitches

2 hit batsmen

7 home runs

8 lead changes

11 half-innings in which a run was scored

11 walks

12 singles

14 pitchers used

16 extra-base hits

16 batted balls that came off the bat at least 100 MPH

18 strikeouts

22 position players used

25 runs

28 hits

97.5 the Astros’ highest win probability in percentage before the final play of the game (George Springer‘s one-out single in the eighth inning)

317 minutes long

417 Pitches thrown

2,670 feet traveled by home run balls

And for the Astros… one win away from their first ever championship.

Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach

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TORONTO — Don Mattingly is joining the Toronto Blue Jays as bench coach to manager John Schneider, the team announced.

The former New York Yankees slugger, a six-time All-Star, joins the Blue Jays after seven seasons as manager of the Florida Marlins, where he won NL Manager of the Year honors in 2020.

Mattingly previously spent five seasons as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning three division titles in that span. He also worked as hitting coach and bench coach for the Yankees, and as hitting coach of the Dodgers before his managerial stint in Los Angeles.

In Toronto, Mattingly replaces Casey Candaele, who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo to serve as Schneider’s bench coach after the Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo in July, replacing him with Schneider. The Blue Jays said Candaele will resume his job as manager of the Triple-A Bisons in 2023.

Mattingly spent his entire 14-year playing career with the Yankees, winning nine Gold Glove awards at first base, three Silver Slugger awards, the 1984 AL batting title and the 1985 AL MVP award.