The Houston Astros are World Series champions for the first time in their 56-year history as an MLB franchise.
The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the 2017 Fall Classic at Dodger Stadium. In the video above, Courtney Cox fills you in on everything you missed while you were sleeping, presented by Bedgear.
Houston jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, then tacked on three more runs in the second inning, highlighted by George Springer’s two-run homer.
The Astros outfielder’s blast was his fifth of the series, tying a World Series record.
Springer was named World Series MVP, too.
The Dodgers got a run back on an Andre Either RBI single in the sixth inning, but their bats were cold most of the night. Charlie Morton dominated over the last four innings for Houston, and clinched the title by inducing a Corey Seager grounder for the final out of the game.
The Astros’ triumph is the first championship for the city of Houston since the NBA’s Rockets completed back-to-back titles in 1993-94 and 1994-95.
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