Houston Strongest! Astros rule the World

The Astros are World Series champions for the first time in club history after their 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 7 of the Fall Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

  • Springer swats his way to MVP honors

    On the heels of his historic home run outburst, George Springer earned World Series MVP honors after the Astros' Game 7 victory.

    11/02/2017 8:05 AM ET

  • City's post-Harvey strength carried Astros to title

    At one point, Astros outfielder George Springer thought Hurricane Harvey might have destroyed his home. Being on the road with his teammates during that stretch in late August, he simply did not know.

    11/02/2017 9:09 AM ET

  • 'Breaks your heart': Dodgers motivated by loss

    They won more games than any team this season, but the Dodgers couldn't win the one they wanted to win the most -- the first World Series Game 7 in Dodger Stadium history.

    11/02/2017 7:16 AM ET

  • DYK? Game 7 adds to record-setting Series

    For Houston, the wait is finally over. The Astros were the first team since the 1991 Braves to play in multiple Game 7s in one postseason. The only other club to win two was the 1985 Royals, who did it in the first season after the LCS expanded to a best-of-seven format.

    11/02/2017 4:03 AM ET

  • Top of batting order carries Houston to the top

    All season long, en route to winning the first World Series in franchise history, the Astros relied on baseball's best offense, a strong pitching staff, a keen eye for analytics and much more. But more than anything, they relied on a nucleus of four of the game's best hitters, who combined to punish Dodgers pitching throughout the seven-game World Series.

    11/02/2017 7:15 AM ET

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  • Offensive woes finally catch up to Dodgers

    The Dodgers offensive woes finally caught up to them during a 5-1 loss to the Astros in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday, putting a fitful end to a series in which Los Angeles hit just .205 as a team. The Dodgers also averaged more than nine strikeouts in each of the seven games in the Series.

    11/02/2017 7:06 AM ET

  • Top 10 moments of wild 2017 postseason

    The 2017 postseason began with a bang. And the memorable moments never ceased.

    11/02/2017 5:58 AM ET

  • Manfred takes pride in latest, greatest Series

    Commissioner Rob Manfred was glowing in the aftermath of the World Series on Wednesday night, confident the future of the sport was bright on the heels of a seven-game set that is already being viewed as one of the best in Fall Classic history.

    11/02/2017 6:01 AM ET

  • Minute Maid spark! Fans party in Houston

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was the official site of history for the Astros, who clinched their first World Series title with a 5-1 win in Game 7 on Wednesday night. But for thousands of fans, the best place to celebrate was at Minute Maid Park.

    11/02/2017 6:37 AM ET

  • Houston's title offers hope for teams in wait

    The Astros' win maintained a three-season trend in which the World Series victor celebrated a long overdue championship. The Astros' victory comes on the heels of the Cubs ending their historic 108-year drought last season -- it was not only the longest active drought but the longest in baseball history -- and the Royals winning their first title in 30 years in 2015.

    11/02/2017 2:26 PM ET

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  • Hinch's shrewd pitching plan pays off for Astros

    The Astros are the 2017 World Series champions, and part of the credit has to go to manager A.J. Hinch, who made a decision early in the game that has essentially never happened in World Series history.

    11/02/2017 7:22 AM ET

  • Dodgers' Roberts left with a lot to reflect on

    It's been a long season for Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who lost his father in March before guiding Los Angeles to a Major League-best 104 victories in the regular season before pushing the Astros to seven games before falling in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

    11/02/2017 8:06 AM ET

  • Beltran gets his ring; not sure what's next

    Carlos Beltran stood next to the makeshift stage on the field at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night after the Astros' 5-1 win in Game 7, seemingly stunned that he had just taken part in something he had waited his entire career to take part in: a World Series trophy ceremony.

    11/02/2017 7:58 AM ET

  • Astros parade today 56 years in the making!

    Who doesn't love a parade? Certainly not fans of the Astros, who will gather on the streets in downtown Houston this afternoon for what figures to be one of the biggest parades in the city's history to celebrate the 2017 World Series champions.

    11/03/2017 4:21 PM ET

  • Darvish again can't escape 2nd inning

    All would have been forgiven and forgotten for Yu Darvish had his Game 7 start been everything that his Game 3 one wasn't. But a chance at redemption instead morphed into a repeat performance that left the Dodgers to wonder how their best-laid plans had all gone so wrong.

    11/02/2017 7:12 AM ET

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  • Dodgers-Astros World Series G7: In Real Life

    The Astros defeated the Dodgers, 5-1, on Wednesday night in Game 7 to win their first World Series championship in franchise history. MLB.com was on the scene at Dodger Stadium.

    11/01/2017 4:00 AM ET

  • Kershaw's shutout relief does little to ease sting

    Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen gave Dave Roberts five scoreless innings in Wednesday's Game 7. However, circumstances didn't offer Roberts the luxury of holding either back until the end. Instead, their stingy relief work, while it did prevent the Astros from adding to their early five-run lead, finished mostly as a footnote in a 5-1 loss that left the Dodgers a victory short of a World Series championship.

    11/02/2017 8:47 AM ET

  • Astros fans rep Houston Strong in Game 7

    Ron DeNoville of Atascocita, Texas, is 85, and he is still displaced by Hurricane Harvey's flood destruction from late August. On Wednesday night, he watched Game 7 of the World Series on TV, but he was represented at Dodger Stadium by his daughter Diane Loughran and her friend Jennifer Jozwiak, who made the decision to come here during the day on Monday.

    11/02/2017 8:30 AM ET

  • McCullers' start short, but keeps LA off board

    A few hours before the Astros and Dodgers were set to take the field for Game 7 of the World Series, Houston manager A.J. Hinch was asked what he expected from his starter, Lance McCullers Jr.

    11/02/2017 5:40 AM ET

  • Koufax, Newcombe throw out first pitch for G7

    Dodgers greats Sandy Koufax and Don Newcombe threw out the first pitch before Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

    11/02/2017 3:52 AM ET