Houston Astros win first-ever World Series title, make history after devastating Hurricane Harvey


Following a second straight World Series implosion from Yu Darvish of the Los Angeles Dodgers early in Game 7, the Houston Astros made history with their 5-1 win.

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Their World Series title is the first in franchise history and comes following Hurricane Harvey, which brought devastation to the city.

“This one’s for Houston,” Astros owner Jim Crane said after the game.

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“I always believed that we could make it,” All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve said after the game. “We did this for them.”

George Springer led off the evening with a double against Darvish, and soon it was 2-0. Springer hit his fifth homer — tying the mark set by Reggie Jackson and matched by Chase Utley — when he connected for a record fourth game in a row, making it 5-0 in the second inning.

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“We’re coming home a champion, Houston,” Springer said after accepting the World Series MVP trophy named this year after Willie Mays for the first time.

Altuve, one of four carry-overs from a club that lost an embarrassing 111 times in 2013 after switching from the NL to the AL, and this collection of young stars silenced Dodger Stadium from the get-go.

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Normally a starter, Charlie Morton finished up with four stellar innings of relief for the win.

“We held down a really tough lineup,” Morton said. “For my teammates, for the city of Houston, it’s just unbelievable.”

– The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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