Three months after Hurricane Harvey slammed into their city, the Houston Astros have given their residents something to cheer about by bringing home the franchise’s first-ever World Series Championship.
The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of their hugely intense clash, securing the team’s first baseball world title in their 55-year history.
Today’s game 7 was effectively over just as it began, with the Astros racing out to a 5-0 lead inside two innings in an absolutely wild start to the game that saw the Dodgers flat-footed and virtually idle as the ‘Stros stormed by them.
From then on it was a case of holding the fort, with the Dodgers only able to reel in a single run, allowing Houston to secure baseball’s biggest title with a 5-1 win, to clinch the series four games to three in front of a stunned Los Angeles crowd.
— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017
The series, for those of you who haven’t been watching, has been out-of-its brain crazy, managing to eclipse the record for most home runs cumulatively hit in a World Series inside five games.
On the individual front, a 2-run homer from Astros slugger George Springer enabled him to tie the record for most home runs hit in a World Series by a single player. Springer now joins Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley as the only players to clear the fence five times in a single World Series.
— MLB (@MLB) November 2, 2017
In a weird piece of trivia, this Sports Illustrated cover, printed in 2014, predicted an Astros World Series win in 2017.
This Week’s Cover: @astros
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 25, 2014
Astros fans across the country, including at Houston’s home stadium Minute Maid Park are, as you’d imagine, losing their freakin’ mind right now.
Arrived at a Houston bar just in time to watch the Astros win the World Series. pic.twitter.com/uTGAeZ4nym
— Nicole Hensley 📰 (@nkhensley) November 2, 2017
— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) November 2, 2017
— Tania Ortega (@thetaniaortega) November 2, 2017
Here’s video of Astros fans in San Francisco going nuts over their first World Series title pic.twitter.com/YDSJq5f84O
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) November 2, 2017
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) November 2, 2017
— JzoSports (@JzoSports) November 2, 2017
Congratulations, champions! That’s a thoroughly earned piece of history, right there.