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Astros Bring Joy to Houston with World Series Title

Holden S., Staff Writer

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Nobody thought the 2017 World Series could come close to the excitement level of the 2016 3-1 comeback thriller, where the Chicago Cubs won their first title in 108 years.

Coming into this year’s World Series, predictions were split down the middle when it came to who would win it. Although the Los Angeles Dodgers had a more impressive record of 104-58, the Houston Astros were rolling with their two stars playing the best baseball of their careers.

“I thought the Astros would win with José Altuve and George Springer playing so well in the post season,” said seventh grader Arjun P.

Some disagreed. “I thought the Dodgers were going to win because they had a better record, but also because Cody Bellinger was playing really well and Clayton Kershaw was doing great,” said eighth grader Daniel W.

The first four games were tightly contested, causing the series to be tied 2-2. Game 5 in Houston was one of the longest in World Series history lasting 5 hours and 17 minutes. The final score of 13-12 gave the Astros a 3-2 series lead.

The Astros then had a chance to scare the Dodgers away on Halloween in Los Angeles for Game 6, but Clayton Kershaw had other plans.

“I knew the Dodgers would take it to Game 7 because Kershaw is probably the best pitcher in the league, and he always plays well in the big moments,” said eighth grader Neal P.

Kershaw did exactly what most people expected of him and that was holding the Astros to only one run the entire game, helping his Dodgers tie the series up 3-3.

With Game 7 less than 24 hours later, the Astros had to forget about Game 6 while the Dodgers had to try to keep the Game 6 momentum rolling.

Although Game 7 had so much hype around it due to the fact that the series had gone back and forth, the Astros made it the most lopsided game of the whole Series. Houston won 5-1, winning its first ever title.

“It wasn’t as fun to watch, but I’m glad the Astros won,” said Arjun.

Nearly two months after the devastating hurricane in Houston, many people nationwide were rooting for the Astros to win it all. To others, it seemed scripted.

“I feel like it was fixed because of Hurricane Harvey,” said Neal.

Astros George Springer won the World Series MVP for his outstanding play in the outfield over the course of the series, and he also hit five homeruns.

There were mixed feelings about the MVP winner due to the fact that second baseman José Altuve played phenomenal as well.

“I think Springer was deserving of it. He hit five homeruns in the World Series, and that’s about all you can ask for,” said Daniel W.

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