Looking back at whirlwind 2017 World Series
The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 to win the best-of-seven series by a 4-3 margin. The series was full of twists and turns, with no shortage of excitement.
Behind three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers won a tight pitchers' duel by a 3-1 margin. Kershaw tossed seven innings, allowing just three hits and one run. The Dodgers went ahead in the sixth inning with a two-run homer by Chris Taylor.Photo by: Harry How After the pitchers dominated Game 1, the hitters got their revenge in Game 2. The two teams combined for eight home runs spread over 11 innings of action, with five of the home runs coming in the 10th and 11th innings. George Springer's two-run homer proved to be the difference, lifting Houston to a 7-6 win. Photo by: Harry How Houston chased Los Angeles started Yu Darvish in the fourth inning after Houston posted four runnings in the fourth inning. The inning alone was enough offense for Houston to win the game 5-3, and to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Photo by: Harry How Los Angeles leveled the series at 2 games each using a five-run ninth inning to overpower Houston to a 6-2 win. Joc Pederson led the Dodgers with a 3-run homer, helping pitcher Tony Watson to the victory. Photo by: Harry How In one of the wildest games in World Series history, Houston pulled out a win despite blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning. But the Astros also had to rally twice in the game from a pair of three-run deficits in order to win. Photo by: Harry How Despite Houston ace Justin Verlander taking the mound for Houston, Los Angeles staved off elimination as Rich Hill and the Dodgers' pitching staff held strong to win 3-1. Los Angeles' bullpen allowed just two hits in 4.1 innings.Photo by: Harry How The Astros won their first ever title after scoring five runs in the first two innings and holding on to win. Charlie Morton entered from the bullpen to throw four shutout innings for the Astros. Photo by: Harry How