A thrilling World Series ended in Los Angeles on Wednesday night with the Houston Astros winning their first-ever World Series championship, after 56 years, with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7. The Astros scored their runs early off Dodger starting pitcher Yu Darvish, who yielded to Clayton Kershaw after George Springer swatted in a 3-run homer in the second inning. Springer, the likely series MVP, set a new World Series record for hitting home runs in four consecutive games, and he tied Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley for most homers in a single World Series, five.
Game 7, at 3 hours 37 minutes, was relatively short and quiet for this Astros-Dodgers matchup. Springer's lone home run brings the total number of homers in the series to 25, trouncing the previous record, 22, set in 2002.