The Astros, led by Cristian Javier, just pitched the second World Series no-hitter.
Don Larsen has company.
Sixty-six years after Larsen threw a World Series perfect game, the Astros — led by starter Cristian Javier — threw the second Fall Classic no-no Wednesday to top Philadelphia in Game 4.
Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Pressly combined to finish the job out of the bullpen.
The only other playoff no-hitter beyond Larsen’s and Houston’s was by Roy Halladay (RIP) for the Phillies in 2010.
Javier was masterful, keeping Philadelphia off-balance for six innings and striking out nine hitters.
The game closely resembled a regular season no-hitter Javier and company threw earlier this year against the Yankees.
And it came at the perfect time for Houston. Philadelphia was riding all of the momentum after a one-sided Game 3 slugfest. With a Game 4 win, the Phillies could have closed out the series Thursday.
The Phillies had Houston's pitchers figured out, and the Astros' bats had gone cold.
Now, everything has shifted.
The series is tied 2-2.
And whatever happens Thursday, the World Series will be headed back to Houston for Game 6.