For a seventh straight game, the road team emerged victorious in the 2019 World Series.
The Washington Nationals claimed the first world championship in franchise history, defeating the Houston Astros, 6-2.
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Washington won the first two games in Houston, then Houston returned the favor by taking three straight in D.C. With Wednesday night’s victory, the Nats took two more in Texas.
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Houston starter Zack Greinke rolled through the first six innings, allowing just one hit and waking one. But then Washington’s Anthony Rendon smacked a solo homer in the seventh, and Howie Kendrick greeted reliever Will Harris with a two-run shot, giving the Nats a 3-2 lead.
In the eighth, Juan Soto’s single scored Adam Eaton, giving the Nats a 4-2 lead.
Eaton then knocked in two runs with a single in the top of the ninth, giving Washington a 6-2 lead.
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The Astros had gotten off to a 2-0 start, scoring once in the bottom of the second on Yuli Gurriel’s home run off Washington starter Max Scherzer, and again in the bottom of the fifth when Carlos Correa’s two-out RBI single eluded diving Washington third baseman Rendon.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this story.