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Bregman, Harris and Houston Astros win World Series

6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago Wednesday, November 01 2017 Nov 1, 2017 November 01, 2017 11:16 PM November 01, 2017 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
Los Angeles - The Houston Astros and a pair of former LSU Tigers won their franchise's first World Series Title by clinching Game 7 with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Former LSU Tigers Alex Bregman and Will Harris both also won their first MLB title as the Astros broke a 55 year drought to win the Series.
Bregman got the scoring started early for Houston as he hit a grounder that first baseman Cody Bellinger gloved in front of second baseman Logan Forsythe. Needing to make an off-balance throw, Bellinger threw behind Yu Darvish at first base, and the ball bounced into the Astros dugout as George Springer scored.
  
Bregman wound up at second on the error, advanced to third on Houston's second stolen base of the Series and came home on Jose Altuve's grounder to first.
Houston took a 5-0 lead in the second inning with three more runs off Darvish, capped by George Springer's two-run homer. Lance McCullers Jr. also drove in a run with a groundout for the Astros, who are attempting to win their first championship in franchise history.
  
Springer homered in his fourth consecutive World Series game, becoming the first player in big-league history to accomplish the feat in a single postseason.
The Dodgers mounted rallies in the fifth and sixth innings, but got only one run.
  
Game 4 starter Charlie Morton cruised through the Dodgers' lineup in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. 
  
Houston has only two singles since George Springer's two-run homer in the second inning, but the Astros were in command of Game 7.
  
Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.
  
Springer led off the evening with a double against Yu 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.
  
Astros manager A.J. Hinch pulled starter Lance McCullers in the third soon after the curveballer crazily plunked his fourth batter of the game. Winner Charlie Morton pitched the final four innings.
  

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