Washington Nationals win first ever World Series

The Nationals take Game 7 of the World Series over the Houston Astros 6-2

WBEN Newsroom
October 31, 2019 - 1:10 am

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Louie DiBiase reporting 

The MLB has a new champion. The Washington Nationals took home their first ever World Series title Wednesday night with a 6-2 game seven win over the Houston Astros. 

Trailing 2-0 heading into the top of the 7th inning, Washington drove three players home to take a 3-2 lead. Howie Kendrick led the way with a home run in the 7th that made a 2-1 deficit a 3-2 lead. 

Houston wouldn't impact the scoreboard again as the Nationals scored the final three runs to make it 6-2. 

Pitching from the likes of Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer, and Patrick Corbin was key in Washington's championship season.The Nationals didn't lose a single game in the postseason when Strasburg or Scherzer were on the mound. 

Washington's starting pitchers went 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA. 

It was a league first when Strasburg was named World Series MVP. He became the first ever former first-overall selection to be named MVP. The top selection in 2009 had the second lowest postseason ERA at 1.98. He also became the first pitcher to ever go 5-0 in the postseason. 

A season that started with question marks after Washington lost Bryce Harper to Philadelphia, ended in fairy tale fashion. 

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