Houston Astros win 2017 World Series


Houston Astros Celebrate their first World Series Championship in franchise history.

For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros (Est. in 1962) are World Series champions. Out of all 113 World Series’, the 2017 World Series was definitely one of the most intense and exciting. This World Series was one of the best played, and hardest fought series the world will ever witness. During the series, both teams set a combined World Series record with 25 total home-runs over the seven game stretch. The offense was not the only exciting factor of the series, as the pitching and defense were ecstatic throughout all seven games. Despite the phenomenal play by both teams, the Astros, led by the World Series MVP George Springer, came out on top four games to three. Here are the summaries for all seven of the 2017 World Series Games. 


Game 1: 

Game 1 was a pitcher’s duel between the Los Angeles Dodgers ace, Clayton Kershaw and Houston Astros starter Dallas Keuchel. In the record setting 103 degrees Fahrenheit at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers held the Astros to only three hits and one run all game. Los Angeles’ first run came off a lead-off homerun by the Dodgers’ outfielder Chris Taylor. The pitching performance by Kershaw was huge as the Dodger’s offense to only score 3 wins and pick up the win to start off the series. 


Game 2: 

Game 2 was another pitcher’s duel up until the seventh innings. The game was commanded by a fantastic pitching performance by Dodgers’ lefty Rich Hill, as he struck out 7 in four innings pitched. Although, the Astros newest addition to the team, Justin Verlander also had a good game, only giving up three runs in six innings. After the seventh inning, The Astros’ offense exploded and went on to score 6 runs in a back and fourth, extra inning game and went on to win 7-6.  


Game 3: 

Game 3 was dominated by the Houston starter Lance McCullers. McCullers pitched 5 and 1/3 innings only giving up three runs on four hits. This allowed the Astros offense take the lead early in the game and leave it up to there bullpen to close out the game. Brad Peacock came into the game in the 6th inning and absolutely picked apart the Dodger’s offense. Peacock pitched 3 and 2/3 innings letting up no runs. Peacock would end the game with a save and the Astros won Game 3, 5-3. 


Game 4: 

Game 4 was a battle between Dodgers starter Alex Wood and Astros starter Charlie Morton. Wood pitched 5 and 2/3 innings only giving up one hit, which was a home-run by Houston outfielder George Springer. Morton pitched 6 and 1/3 innings only giving up three hits and one run. The game was 1-1 going into the 9th. The Dodgers scored 5 runs in the top of the 9th and the Astros could not rally back. Dodgers took game 4 in Houston. 


Game 5: 

Game 5 was a back-and-fourth offensive battle. Each team had 14 hits and a combined seven home-runs. With seven lead-changes during the five hour and seventeen minute game, the game went into the 10th inning as a tie game. Alex Bregman was the hero of this game as he hit an RBI walk-off single to give the Astros the win. 


Game 6: 

Game 6 was another low scoring game. Both sides had great pitching performances. For the Dodgers, southpaw Rich Hill threw for 4 and 2/3 innings and gave up only one run. On the other side, for the Astros, Justin Verlander threw for 6 innings striking out nine batters. Verlander’s fantastic performance was not enough as the Dodgers scored 3 runs late in the game to win Game 6 and send the series into Game 7. 


Game 7: 

Game 7 was all about the Astros. The Houston offense came out with a bang and rallied together five runs in the first two innings against Dodger starter Yu Darvish. The Astros relied on their bullpen for the rest of the game and it paid off. The Astros’ pitching staff held the Dodgers to only one run all game. The Astros won Game 7 and became world champions for the first time in franchise history. 

Alex Bregman’s reaction to the final play of Game 7, which finished off the series and gave the Astros the win.