The Houston Astros Win First World Series Title in Franchise History
By Katie Rhee 11/3/17
Houston, we have a World Series Champion! The Houston Astros have officially made history after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in the final
game of the dramatic seven-game series. This is the first World Series title in the Astros’ 56-year history. The ‘Stros also set a record for most home runs as a team in a World Series with contributions from Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel, and Carlos Correa. They took the lead in the early innings of game 7 when centerfielder George Springer hit a 438-foot dinger in the second inning off of Yu Darvish. The Connecticut native was named the Most Valuable Player following his stellar World Series performance. Springer tied or set several records. He tied Reggie Jackson (1977) and Chase Utley (2009) for the most World Series home runs with five. He also set records for extra bases (29) and most extra base hits (7). Springer hit .379 in the series and also became the first player to have had at least one extra-base hit in six straight World Series games. To add to their historic postseason run, the Astros became the first team in MLB history to win pennants in both the American League and the National League. The Astros joined the A.L. in 2013 , jumping over from the National League when Major League Baseball realigned its divisions.