(SL) – The Houston Astros are World Series champions for the first time in their history. They defeated the Dodgers 5-1 in Game Seven of the Fall Classic in Los Angeles. Houston scored twice in the first inning and added three more in the second to lead 5-0 and cruise from there.
George Springer’s two-run homer capped the second-inning outburst. Charlie Morton allowed two hits and one run over the final four innings to get credit for the win. Yu Darvish failed to get out of the second inning for the second time in the series and took the loss. Andre Ethier singled in the only Los Angeles run in the sixth inning. The Dodgers were denied their first World Series title since 1988.
Astros outfielder George Springer is the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player. Over seven games, Springer was 11-of-29 for a .379 batting average and pounded five home runs and seven RBI. Springer joins Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley as the only player to hit five home runs in a single World Series. Springer set the World Series record for most extra base hits with seven and total bases with 29. The 28-year-old homered in each of the final four games of the series.
However, the real MVP was Astros shortstop Carlos Correa the World Series champion and is now a husband-to-be. Correa proposed to his girlfriend on the field just moments after the Astros beat the Dodgers 5-1 in Game Seven of the Fall Classic. She said yes, capping an exciting night for the 23-year-old Correa. He finished 7-for-25 during the World Series with two home runs and five RBI.