It’s going down as one of the hardest fought, most thrilling World Series of all time, and Houston is celebrating. Fireworks and loud cheers lit up the city Wednesday night, as the Astros claimed their first World Series title in franchise history, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7, 5-1.
CNN reports, “Houston started the game off fast, scoring all of its five runs in the first two innings off Dodgers starter Yu Darvish. The early run support was all the Astros needed.”
“We’re coming home a champion, Houston,” George Springer said after accepting the World Series MVP trophy named this year for Willie Mays.
The now famous Sports Illustrated cover of 2014, after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight years, proclaimed: “Your 2017 World Series Champs.” It featured a picture of Springer in a bright Astros jersey.
“The Astros hit rock bottom, and then some, before beginning one of the best turnarounds in memory,” notes CBSSports.com.
And turnaround, they did. Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey and wearing an “H Strong” logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.
“I always believed that we could make it,” All-Star slugger Jose Altuve said. “We did this for them,” referring to Houston fans who recently endured the…
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