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World Series: Finally, Astros Are World Champs

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The Houston Astros became a Major League franchise in 1962 and after 55 years they are finally World Series Champs.

The 2017 World Series goes right up there as one of the most epic series in baseball history.  Records were broken, teams battled back and forth and it was evident that either one was capable of winning it all, but after a hard-fought seven game, the Astros came out on top 5-1, winning the series 4-3.

Houston jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, after series MVP George Springer doubled to lead-off the inning and then scored ahead of a throwing error allowing Alex Bregman to reach base. After Bregman stole third, Jose Altuve grounded out to first, scoring Bregman to put Houston up 2-0.

After a scoreless bottom of the first for the Dodgers, the Astros added a three spot in the second. Brian McCann lead off with a walk, then Marwin Gonzalez doubled to right field moving McCann to third. Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr grounded to second, scoring McCann and moving Gonzalez to third base. Next Batter Springer hit a line drive two-run home run to center field to put the Astros up 5-0, and that is all they would need.

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The Astros bullpen took over and shut down the Dodgers with a combination of McCullers Jr, Brad Peacock, Francisco Liriano, Chris Devenski and a masterful performance by Charlie Morton, as he tossed four innings in relief to earn the victory.

The Dodgers just ran out of gas and couldn’t contain the Astros explosive offense, but they can’t hang their heads, because they put up a huge fight and made this World Series one to remember.

Another baseball season has come to a close, but it was a postseason that proved the game is on the right track with young stars ready to take the game by storm for years to come.

Legends on Deck would like to wish the Houston Astros congratulations on winning a their first ever World Series Title.

David Conde
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