Astros Capture First World Series Title With Game 7 Win Over Dodgers

The Houston Astros are the 2017 World Series champions. The Astros captured their first world series crown with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. 

The Astros struck early in the first two innings, plating five runs. Yu Darvish struggled, lasting less than two innings and he wasn't helped out by an early error. 

The Astros were up 2-0 after the first and then starting pitcher Lance McCullers helped himself out with an RBI. 

But the major play came from George Springer, the sure-fire World Series MVP. 

George Springer set the record for extra-base hits (8), total bases (29) & HRs (5, tied with Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley) in a World Series. 

That ended up being all the Astros needed, as their pitching staff stepped up. Although Andre Ethier did drive in a runner, it was too little, too late. Lance McCullers got the start, although he only went 2.1 innings with three hits and several hit batters. Brad Peacock stood strong for two innings, while Francisco Liriano and Chris Devenski both recorded one out. Charlie Morton was fantastic late, going four innings and allowing just one run on two hits, while striking out three. 

After Darvish, the Dodgers used Clayton Kershaw (four scoreless innings), Kenley Jansen (one scoreless inning), Alex Wood (two scoreless innings) to give their offense a chance. But, the offense didn't hold up their end, stranding 10 runners. As a result, the Astros lived up to that 2014 Sports Illustrated cover that declared them the 2017 World Series winners, with George Springer winning MVP. 

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