Thursday, 2 November 2017

World Series 2017: Houston Astros beat Los Angeles Dodgers for 4-3 series win




The Houston Astros won their first World Series title by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in the decisive seventh game.

 
Astros centre fielder George Springer was presented with the series' most valuable player award after becoming the first man to hit home runs in four successive World Series games, and only the third to hit five homers in the same Fall Classic.



Manager A. J. Hinch (right) pose with the World Series trophy


Since the Houston area suffered heavy flooding after Hurricane Harvey this summer, the Astros players have worn a "Houston Strong" patch on their uniforms, while also helping with relief efforts.
"We wore that patch, we wore it proudly, and the people of Houston were never far from our minds," said Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr.


Springer added: "Our fans have endured a lot, and we're coming home champions."


Shortstop Carlos Correa, who proposed to his girlfriend during celebrations on the pitch, also dedicated the win to those affected by Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico.


"To be able to bring joy and happiness to their lives is special in this moment," he said.




BBC     News.