The Houston Astros scored five runs in the first two innings of Game 7 of the World Series and never looked back, beating the LA Dodgers 5-1 and clinching their first ever championship.
After scoring just one run in all of Game 6, Houston got the first two runners of the game on and both ended up scoring in the inning.
In the second inning, George Springer went from Houston hero to World Series legend as he hit a two-run home run to give the Astros a 4-0 lead.
It was Springer’s fifth of the series and his fourth straight game with a homer.
Springer finished the series with 11 hits in the series and was named series MVP.
The Astros were able to get another run on the board before the end of the inning. They wouldn’t score again but it was all they needed.
The Dodgers threatened several times throughout the game but went just 1-13 with runners in scoring position as the Astros kept getting out of jams when it looked like LA might get back into the game.
The only Dodgers run was scored in the sixth inning when pinch-hitter Andre Ethier drove home Joc Pederson.
Charlie Morton, who threw the final four innings got the win. Dodgers starter Yu Darvish, who once again failed to get out of the second inning, took the loss.
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