Astros win their first World Series after Game 7 victory over LA Dodgers

The Houston Astros won their first World Series by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Wednesday night’s seventh game at Dodger Stadium.

Astros center fielder George Springer received the Willie Mays Award as the series’ most valuable player. Few would begrudge him his award: Springer set a World Series record with 31 total bases, tied another with five home runs and became the first player in the series’ history with extra-base hits in six successive games. Springer hit a double and a home run, drove in two runs and scored twice to lead the Astros’ offense on Wednesday night. Marwin Gonzalez added another run and two more hits, one of them a double.

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