Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Game 7 and won their first World Series. This is an amazing feat achieved by Astros considering that the franchise lost 111 games just four years before. Also, this was only the second time Astros reached the World Series, the first appearance being 55 years ago. On Wednesday night, however, Astros looked like they were playing World Series every year and smoothly overrun the Dodgers.
“It’s unbelievable, indescribable,” – Astros center fielder and World Series MVP George Springer said. “This was a dogfight. It’s physically draining, emotionally draining. With the wildness of this series, the wackiness of this series, the emotional up and downs, being able to play in this is something I will never, ever forget, even if this is the only time I will ever get here.“
The Astros finished the season with a 101-61 record and faced the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of American League playoffs. After winning the series 3-1, they faced the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series which ended 4-3.
The 2017 World Series was the first time since 1970 that the two teams with 100+ wins record met. It was also the first time that two teams with 100 or more wins met in the World Series Game 7 since 1931.
Dodgers were 104 wins team and came just one win short of their all-time record. Despite losing the World Series, the Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes his team is made for greatness.
“The character of the guys, the talent, and the nucleus is still intact,” – said Roberts. “I like our guys. I believe in our team. And I expect us to be in the same position next year.“