Things looked bleak for the Houston Astros just 48 hours ago, but after an 8-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night the World Series is now tied at two games apiece.

The Astros took Game 4 of the Fall Classic in the nation's capital thanks to a trio of multi-score innings, some early offense and a great performance from rookie Jose Urquidy.

Houston scored twice in the top of the first inning on RBI singles by Alex Bergman and Yuli Gurriel. Robinson Chirinos added a two-run home run in the fourth and Bregman clubbed a grand slam in the seventh.

Urquidy went five for the Astros, allowing just two hits and striking out four. Washington's only offense came when Juan Soto drove in Gerardo Parra in the sixth with Josh James on the mound. The Nationals managed just four hits on the night, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

The Astros were 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

The Nationals will turn to Max Scherzer on Sunday night in hopes of getting them back on track after back-to-back losses. He'll face off against Gerrit Cole, who lost in the series opener for the first time since May.