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Houston Astros win World Series for the first time

Posted November. 03, 2017 07:27,   

Updated November. 03, 2017 09:02


On Wednesday night (local time) at Dodger Stadium, the Houston Astros earned a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, and finally wore the World Series Champion Ring for the first time since its establishment in 1962.

The Astros defeated the star teams of the Major League Baseball, such as the Boston Red Sox (Division Series), the New York Yankees (Championship Series) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (World Series), in a row and obtained the final victory.

The World Series was a battle between the teams with more than 100 wins—Los Angeles Dodgers (104 wins) and Houston Astros (101 wins), and since it was the battle between powerful teams, the competition was exceptionally fierce.

The final Game 7 ended with the Houston Astros’ one-sided victory. The Astros scored 2 points when the opponents reached on error at the first half of the first inning. And during the second inning, Astros’ first hitter George Springer hit a two-run home run off of Dodgers’ starter Darvish Yu, foretelling the victory.

The Dodgers made a bold move of putting Clayton Kershaw, the ace player who played in Game 5 three days prior to Game 7, into the game during the third inning, but the flow of the game was already moving toward the Houston Astros.

The reason why the Astros, which always remained at the bottom of the league, could be at the top in four years was because of the effects of consistent rebuilding. Jose Altuve, a second baseman who made his debut to the Big League in 2011, did an excellent performance this season and led the team, almost as excellent as an MVP.

George Springer, World Series MVP, has participated as the first hitter during World Series, hit hard blows of five home runs, seven runs batted in and 0.379 of batting average. He hit home runs in four games in a row (Game 4 to 7) for the first time in the history of World Series.

Hong-Gu Kang windup@donga.com