By Jack Belanger ’21
By winning Game 7 on Nov. 1, the Houston Astros officially won the 2017 World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Houston scored five runs in the first two innings off of Los Angeles starter Yu Darvish, to put the Astros ahead early and take the life out of the crowd.
The Dodgers threatened to score multiple times throughout the game, but left 10 men on base and would only score one run.
The Astros dominated all nine innings and won the game 5-1. Outfielder George Springer was named World Series MVP. He tied a series record by hitting five home runs and set a record for extra-base hits with eight and total bases with 29.
This is Houston’s first World Series title in team history, dating back to 1962 when they were known as the Houston Colt .45’s.
Since 2013 when they lost 111 games, the Astros have been improving every season to the point of winning 101 games this year.