THRILLING

Astros Win First World Series Championship With Game 7 Victory Over Dodgers

The Houston Astros clinched their first World Series championship in Game 7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. Houston capped off a thrilling Series full of home runs and relief pitching with a 5-1 win at Dodgers Stadium. Game 7 was relatively quiet compared to the earlier games, but it was a historic moment for the Astros to finish an unforgettable series, giving the city of Houston a boost as it continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. “I think as time will go by and we’ll watch the DVDs that are made of this series and the memories that are built from this series. There will be a great appreciation of where it fits in the context of history of baseball,” Astros Manager A.J. Hinch said told USA Today. The Astros can thank center fielder George Springer for Game 7’s only home run. It was Springer’s fifth home run this series, tying Reggie Jackson’s all-time record set in 1977 and matched by Chase Utley for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009.