The Houston Astros did it. They beat the LA Dodgers to win the 2017 World Series. After enduring devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey, it could not have come at a better time. The term Houston Strong is resonating throughout Houston as the celebration is in full swing.
Houston Astros are the World Series Champions
Yahoo in a somewhat offhanded slight, reported the Houston Astros win as follows.
LOS ANGELES – In the middle innings of Game 7 of the World Series, as Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw carved through the Houston Astros lineup, one question emerged from the smoke of the ash pit that was the game’s first hour: Why wasn’t he doing this in the innings that lost the Dodgers the World Series?
Buoyed by a deluge of early runs off Dodgers starter Yu Darvish and their own stellar mish-mash of pitchers, the Astros won their first World Series on Wednesday night in a 5-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.
Forced to a decisive seventh game after Los Angeles tied the series with a win Tuesday, the series turned back in Houston’s favor within two minutes of the first pitch. By the time starter Yu Darvish was taken out, the Astros had scored as many runs as he had recorded outs (five). Though the Dodgers’ fondness for comebacks was evident throughout their first World Series appearance in 29 years, the Astros cobbled together 27 outs from five pitchers, the last of whom, Charlie Morton, went four innings and retired Corey Seager for the final out and the victory.
The Houston Astros overcame a game 6 they should have won after leaving several men on base in scoring opportunities. But all is good in H-Town now. They are bringing home the win to a city that can use some positive news for a change. And the city will reward them for it.
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