Astros vs. Phillies live score, updates, highlights from Game 4 of 2022 World Series

By | November 2, 2022

The 2022 World Series has had a bit of everything: big comebacks, great pitching outings, and in the case of Game 3, home run barrages.

The Phillies enter Game 4 on Wednesday with a 2-1 lead in the series after a five-home run outburst in Game 3 that sent Houston starter Lance McCullers Jr. to the dugout after just 4 1/3 innings. Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm and Brandon Marsh started it off, and then Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins finished it to drive McCullers out.

The power display showed the depth of the Phillies’ order and highlighted why they’ve been so good this postseason, particularly at home. The club has homered 17 times at Citizens Bank Park in these playoffs and are 6-0.

They’ll be facing Christian Javier in Game 4. Javier has been lights out this postseason, posting a 1.35 ERA over two games: a start against the Yankees and a relief appearance against the Mariners.

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Javier will be going up against Aaron Nola, who was touched up for five runs in Game 1, which the Phillies ultimately overcame in an eventual 6-5 win in 10 innings. He’ll be seeking redemption and a deeper run in this time game.

The Sporting News is tracking live scores and highlights throughout Game 4 of the 2022 World Series. Follow for complete updates to the Astros vs. Phillies matchup.

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Astros vs. Phillies live updates, highlights from 2022 World Series

(Live updates will begin before the game. All times Eastern.)

9:53 p.m. — Alvarado has his best AB of the game there and gets Vasquez swinging. It’ll be Diaz up next.

9:50 p.m. — Gurriel now joins the party with a shot through the infield, and it’s 5-0 Astros for the third time this series. Great swing by Gurriel to drive in Bregman.

9:48 p.m. — Alvarado finally gets the first out of the inning, but it’s a sacrifice fly to deep center field. Astros 4, Phillies 0 here in the fifth with one out and a runner on third.

9:47 p.m. — And now Bregman takes one the other way for a two-run double. Great piece of hitting there, and still nobody out for Kyle Tucker. Astros have gone up 3-0 here in the fifth.

9:44 p.m. — Not an ideal start for Alvarado! He plunks Alvarez to drive in the first run of the game. And now Bregman is up next.

9:40 p.m. — PeΓ±a again laces one into left field but McCormick freezes at third. He loads up the bases with nobody out, and Thomson is out to bring in Jose Alvarado to face Alvarez. Biggest batters of the game are coming up, and they happen to be the Astros’ best.

9:36 p.m. — And now Altuve loops one over Stott’s head into left to advance McCormick to second. Nola is going to have to make some high-pressure pitches again.

9:34 p.m. — McCormick hits one hard to short that gets backhanded nicely by Stott, but he legs it out with ease to get the leadoff man on. Altuve steps up now with nobody out.

9:30 p.m. — Javier strikes out the side as he gets Castellanos to swing through one. He’s looked dominant tonight.

9:28 p.m. — Javier gets Harper in short order and blows a fastball by him. He doesn’t have 100 mph velocity, but his movement on his fastball makes him so hard to hit. Castellanos steps up next.

9:26 p.m. — Javier gets Realmuto for the first out, and Bryce Harper steps up next.

9:21 p.m. — That’s why Vasquez is in the game. He gets a hit, but Aledmys Diaz grounds out to short on the next pitch to get the Phillies out of the inning without more damage.

9:18 p.m. — Gurriel now takes Nola to left center with a pitch on the outer part of the plate, but Marsh makes a nice play to hold him at first. Astros are starting to get a read on Nola this second time through the order.

9:18 p.m. — Tucker once again rips a Nola pitch but this one goes right to Castellanos for the second out of the inning. Kind of a scary pitch for Nola there.

9:15 p.m. — Once again the Astros come up swinging, with Bregman flying out to Marsh to bring up Tucker after just one pitch. Nola is approaching 50 pitches here in the fourth.

9:11 p.m. — Javier again jams up a Phillies hitter, as Hoskins fists one to first base to end the inning via foul-out.

9:09 p.m. — For the second straight inning, a Philly strikes out for the second out while Vasquez gives up a stolen base. Clearly the Phillies are seeing something out of either Javier or Vasquez with Maldonado being sat down for his bat. Hoskins is up with two outs and a runner in scoring position.

9:08 p.m. — Javier is working exceptionally slow. Schwarber steps out of the box down 0-2 after smoking a fastball down the line.

9:05 p.m. — Marsh walks on four pitches to turn the order over, the only two base runners coming via walks. Schwarber now steps up with one out.

9:03 p.m. — After a long at-bat, Jean Segura flies out to center field getting under an elevated fastball. Javier has been living up there and mixing in his slider well. Brandon Marsh up next.

8:57 p.m. — Alvarez goes behind on a fastball and flies out to left field to end the inning. It’s too early to say definitively, but pitching is ruling the day early.

8:56 p.m. — PeΓ±a works Nola to a full count but goes down swinging. It’ll be Alvarez up next as we get (further) into the teeth of the Astros order.

8:53 p.m. — Altuve comes up first pitch swinging and grounds out to Bohm at third. It’ll be Jeremy PeΓ±a up with the quickness.

8:49 p.m. — Javier saws off Stott and gets him to pop out to short to end the inning. Despite the leadoff runner, not a lot of high-stress pitches that inning.

8:48 p.m. — Bohm swings and misses and Harper steals second on a high throw from Vasquez. Altuve tried to swipe tag him but missed, so the inning lies on Bryson Stott, who has had some great at-bats this series but still no hits.

8:46 p.m. — Harper is getting a huge secondary lead that is obviously getting to Javier, who is even 2-2 with Bohm after missing in the dirt with a slider.

8:44 p.m. — Castellanos strikes out on three pitches, quick work from Javier. Got him slider-slider-slider. Alec Bohm digs in now with one out.

8:42 p.m. — Bryce Harper worked Javier to a full count and draws the walk. He might have caught a break on that 2-2 pitch — particularly considering the second strike — but he’s on to lead off the inning with Nick Castellanos stepping up.

8:37 p.m. — Nola gets out of it! He goes to the curveball three straight times to get McCormick swinging and get out of the inning. Huge inning there for the Phillies pitcher.

8:34 p.m. — Nola gets Diaz swinging with a cutter after three straight curveballs. Just a brutal strikeout, and now the hopes of the second inning rest of Chas McCormick, who takes a bender over the middle to go down 0-1.

8:31 p.m. — Nola plunks Christian Vasquez on his upper arm, and Aledmys Diaz will try to drive in Tucker with the double play in play.

8:28 p.m. — Kyle Tucker continues to give Nola nightmares. After Nola gets up 0-2, Tucker rakes a double into right field to give the Astros a man in scoring position with no outs. Yuli Gurriel follows up by grounding out and Tucker swipes third on the throw over from Bohm.

8:24 p.m. — Javier gets Realmuto swinging with a slider for the third out of the inning. His stuff looks solid early as well.

8:22 p.m. — Hoskins battled for a long time with a few foul balls, but Javier against gets Hoskins to catch it away from the barrel for the second out via popout. J.T. Realmuto now digs in.

8:19 p.m. — Schwarber just missed in a 1-2 count against Javier, catching if off the end of the bat on a lively fastball. The crowd got excited but Schwarber immediately hung his head. Good pitch by Javier ahead in the count with Rhys Hoskins stepping up.

8:15 p.m. — Re: Nola. His last fastball against PeΓ±a was 90.4 mph in Game 1. His average in that inning was 95.4 mph. Seems like the rest is doing him well.

8:14 p.m. — The shift makes things hard for the Phillies with two outs, but Jean Segura throws out Bregman on a ground ball right of the bag to get Nola out of the inning. Schwarber coming up next.

8:11 p.m. — Alvarez seemed to be on Nola that entire at-bat, and he finally flips one out to the gap in left-center for a single to bring up Alex Bregman.

8:08 p.m. — And Nola strikes out PeΓ±a in short order. Really good-looking stuff from Nola early on.

8:07 p.m. — Altuve tips one off the end of the bat to right-center but it hangs long enough for Brandon Marsh to get to with relative ease. First batter is retired with Jeremy PeΓ±a stepping up.

8:04 p.m. — Nola gets things started right by blowing a 95 mph fastball past Altuve, and we’re underway.

8:01 p.m. — Chase Utley and Mac have a catch alongside Jimmy Rollins and Miles Teller.

7:45 p.m. — Here’s a sneak peek at Javier before he hits the bullpen to finish up his warmup.

7:40 p.m. — Here’s a look at the Astros starting lineup, with Christian Javier on the mound.

7:40 p.m. — The Phillies are staying true to their lineup with Aaron Nola on the mound.

World Series start time today

  • Time: 8:03 p.m. ET

Game 4 of the World Series will start at 8:03 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

How to watch the 2022 World Series

  • TV channel (U.S.): Fox
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet
  • Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV (U.S.) | Sportsnet NOW (Canada)

All World Series games will be carried by Fox in the United States and on Sportsnet in Canada. The Fox broadcast will be led by Joe Davis calling play-by-play with John Smoltz providing analysis from the booth. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will report from the field level.

Streamers can find the game on the Fox Sports Go app or by using fuboTV, which comes with a free trial.