George Springer and the Houston Astros defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 to capture the 2017 World Series championship.

  • Houston Astros 5 (4-3)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (3-4)
  • World Series, Game 7, Final, Box Score
  • Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions. They accomplished the feat with a 5-1 victory in Game 7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

The team who suffered through three consecutive 100-loss seasons are now reaping the rewards of a slow, methodical rebuild. It was the very same rebuild that prompted Sports Illustrated to predict the Houston Astros as the 2017 world champs back in 2014.

In terms of Game 7, Lance McCullers Jr. started and relented just one run in 2.1 innings pitched. Charlie Morton turned out to be the star from the mound as his four innings of scoreless ball to cap the game provided him the victory.

Offensively, George Springer did it again. He smacked another World Series home run in the second inning, his fifth of the series and came via the two-run variety. Dodgers starter Yu Darvish surrendered five runs in less than two innings pitched. It was all Houston needed to coast to the finish.

Former Yankees Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran pick up their first rings, respectively.

Springer was named the World Series MVP.

After starting play as the Colt 45’s and navigating through the National League for most of their existence, the Houston Astros are now champs for the first time ever coming out of the American League.

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