The Houston Astros TAKE 17 winning their first World Series in franchise history. After 56 years, the wait is over for the Astros as they have defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a wild seven-game Fall Classic.
Clayton Kershaw was the starting pitcher for the Dodgers in game one and Dallas Keuchel started for the Astros.
With two outs in the bottom of the sixth Justin Turner hit a two-run home run, giving the Dodgers a 3-1 lead and the win.
Rich Hill of the Dodgers and Justin Verlander of the Astros started game two, which went eleven innings. Corey Seager, the Dodgers shortstop, hit a two-run home run to break the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth.
In the top of the ninth, the Dodgers brought out their closer Kenley Jansen, who gave up a home run to Marwin Gonzalez which tied the game at three.
Each team then matched each other run for run until the eleventh inning, where the final score was 7-6 in favor of the Houston Astros.
Game three was played at Minute Maid Park, the home of the Astros, which was very helpful for them. The final score was 5-3 in favor of Houston.
In game four, Charlie Morton took the mound for the Astros and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
A five run ninth inning gave the Dodgers the win and tied the series at two.
In game five, the two teams combined for a total of 25 runs scored. What was supposed to be a pitchers’ duel between Kershaw and Keuchel became a battle of the bats.
Game six had the same pitchers square off again as in game two. However, the outcome of this game was quite different. The Dodgers won 3-1, forcing a game seven.
Yu Darvish started and faced off against Lance McCullers Jr. in game seven.
Darvish got in trouble early, allowing the Astros to score five runs in the first two innings. This forced Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts, to bring Kershaw in from the bullpen.
The five runs were all the Astros would need, as the Dodgers were only able to score one run.
A groundout from Seager would be the game-ending play that officially crowned the Astros World Series Champions.
The Most Valuable Player award (MVP) was given to George Springer, an outfielder for the Astros who hit five home runs in the World Series. His five home runs are tied for most in a World Series with Chase Utley and Reggie Jackson.
This World Series held the record with the most home runs with a total of 25 home runs combined from both teams. The previous record was 21 and was made during the 2002 World Series.
Brandon Morrow, a right-handed pitcher from the Dodgers, tied a record by appearing in all seven World Series games.
Both teams played remarkable postseason baseball that leaves MLB fans looking forward to the upcoming 2018 season. Spring training is within reach, so these teams will rest and rebuild to comeback and make more history.