WATCH: Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm and Brandon Marsh put the Phillies ahead early in Game 3 of the World Series with homers

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 2-1 in the World Series on Tuesday night, earning a 7-0 loss in Game 3.

The Phillies took an electric lead in the first inning, thanks to a two-run homer from designated hitter Bryce Harper. Harper threw the first pitch he saw from Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., an 85-mph break ball, into the right-field stands, hitting Kyle Schwarber, who had reached a starting step. According to Statcast data, the bullet had an exit speed of 103.9 mph and traveled approximately 402 feet. Take a look at the beautiful pictures from the home run:

The Phillies’ offense wouldn’t stop there either. Alec Bohm opened the second with his own circuit, the 1,000th in World Series history:

Brandon Marsh then threw his own home run, making the Phillies the first team in World Series history to hit three in the first two innings.

The Phillies led 4-0 in two sets as a result. They would later add two more homers and three more runs in total as part of a 7-0 victory.

It should be noted that Harper’s home run came in his first plate appearance at Citizens Bank Park since Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the San Diego Padres. Harper also had a two-run shot on that at-bat, giving the Phillies a 4-3 lead over the Padres in the eighth inning. They would hang on to win and move on.

Harper’s home run was the 12th extra hit of his postseason. He had already set the Phillies franchise record when he picked up his 11th, breaking a three-way tie with Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth. Harper also became the fourth Phillies player to hit six or more home runs in a single tournament, joining Werth, Chase Utley and Lenny Dykstra. according to research conducted by Baseball Reference.

The Phillies and Astros entered a best-of-seven series stalemate on Tuesday at 1-1. Historically, teams that won Game 3 in this situation went on to win the series in 68 of 98 instances. That equates to a ratio of 69.4%, as well as a positive sign for the Phillies’ chances of winning their first title since 2008.

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