The Houston Astros are World Series Champs!
In the franchise’s 56th season, the Houston Astros are finally champions after closing out the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-1 win in Game 7 of what was a thrilling World Series from start to finish.
It was a Series defined by relief pitching and home runs, and Game 7 had both. Neither starting pitcher made it out of the third inning, with the teams combining to use eight relievers. On offense, the Astros were powered to victory by George Springer, the team’s center fielder, who homered for the fourth consecutive game, and tied Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley for the most home runs in a single World Series with five.
On top of his record-tying home run tear, and his terrific defense in center field, Springer hit .379 with eight extra-base hits and five walks in the Series and was an obvious choice for the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player award.
There was even a proposal after the game:
After all that Houston has been through with Hurricane Harvey in August, it’s nice to see them win the Fall Classic for their fans and the city and state of Texas.
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