The Houston Astros are 2017 World Series Champions!
The Houston Astros are your 2017 World Series Champions! They win it, 5-1 over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium.
How did it happen?
Well, the consensus coming into this game was that the team that came out and got on the scoreboard first was going to be in good shape here in Game 7.
The team that would take control first would be the Houston Astros as they ambushed Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish with two runs, three batters into the game.
George Springer continued his hot hitting in the World Series as he rung a double into left field. From there it was a throwing error by first baseman Cody Bellinger that allowed Springer to score and Alex Bregman to get to second on the error. Bregman read a pitch in the dirt, stole third and then scored on a Jose Altuve ground ball to first base. 2-0 Astros.
In the bottom of the inning the Dodgers would threaten with a Chris Taylor double and a Justin Turner hit by pitch. Cody Bellinger struck out, Yasiel Puig was hit by a pitch and just like that the bases were loaded with two outs. But the flame was put out when Joc Pederson hit a bullet right at Altuve for a ground out.
In the second, Houston was right back at it, putting the pressure on Yu Darvish. A walk to Brian McCann began the inning and then Marwin Gonzalez roped a double to right-center. Lance McCullers would help his own cause by grounding out to second base where the slow footed McCann took a chance and scored. After that, Darvish hung a slider to Springer and he uncorked it to deep left-center for a two-run shot. After two innings it was 5-0 Astros and Yu Darvishs' night was over.
The Dodgers constantly had traffic on the bases but were unable to get a big hit. All together Hollywood was 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
Lance McCullers didn't have his good, sharp stuff tonight but he battled through two and a third innings pitched. The bullpen picked him up, Brad Peacock was the first out of the pen and shut things down in relief.
As for the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw entered the game in the third inning and was very impressive holding Houston scoreless for four inning of relief.
Later in the game Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning and talk about impressive, he was able to fire four innings of one run ball.
With those four innings he was able to finish off the Dodgers. He induced a ground ball off the bat of Corey Seager to second baseman Jose Altuve. He went down to a knee to make sure he kept the ball in front of him, he fired a strike to first baseman Yuli Gurriel, and pandemonium ensued.
The Houston Astros have climbed the mountain and they are your 2017 World Series Champions with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. George Springer is your World Series MVP.