Four years after losing a club record 111 games, the Houston Astros have won their first World Series.
The Astros took a five-run lead in the first two innings, then repelled the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 5-1 victory in Wednesday night’s Game 7 at Dodger Stadium. Houston’s win was the most one-sided of the World Series. Five previous games were decided by two runs or fewer, and two went into extra innings.
“It’s unbelievable, indescribable,” Astros center fielder George Springer said. “This was a dogfight. It’s physically draining, emotionally draining. With the wildness of this series, the wackiness of this series, the emotional up and downs, being able to play in this is something I will never, ever forget, even if this is the only time I will ever get here.”
The Dodgers entered the series with 104 regular-season wins, the most in the major leagues this year and one fewer than the club record set in 1953, when the team was based in Brooklyn.
“When you put everything, every ounce of your being, into something and you come up short, it hurts,” Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said. “But I expect us to be in the same position next year. I believe in our guys. I like our guys. I think they’ll be hungrier.”
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