George Springer, Astros defeat Dodgers in Game 7 for first World Series title
Houston Astros outfielder George Springer went 2-for-5 with 1 home run and 2 runs scored in a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series on Wednesday.
The title is the first in club history after Springer helped give the Astros a 5-0 lead in the second inning that they never relinquished. He led off the contest with a double and promptly found his way home on a throwing error before adding a two-run bomb in the second frame. Springer finished the World Series with 8 extra-base hits (3 doubles, 5 home runs) and 29 total bases, making the 28-year-old an easy choice for Most Valuable Player.
According to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Astros are tied with the Cleveland Indians as having the second-best chance of defending their championship in 2018 at 6:1 odds. The Dodgers are the favorites at 5:1.
- Roman Quinn rounding out Phillies' order Thursday September 20th, 2018
- Jorge Alfaro squatting for Philadelphia Thursday September 20th, 2018
- Wilson Ramos out of Phillies' lineup in Atlanta September 20th, 2018
- Phillies' J.P. Crawford sitting Thursday September 20th, 2018
- Kurt Suzuki back in Braves' lineup on Thursday September 20th, 2018
- Tyler Flowers not in lineup for Braves on Thursday September 20th, 2018
- Martin Maldonado starting for Houston on Wednesday September 19th, 2018
- Brian McCann not in the Houston lineup on Wednesday September 19th, 2018
- Josh Reddick joins the Astros' lineup on Wednesday September 19th, 2018
- Carlos Correa is not in the Astros' Wednesday lineup September 19th, 2018
- Josh Reddick sitting for Astros on Tuesday September 18th, 2018
- Tony Kemp starting in center field for Astros on Tuesday September 18th, 2018