Astros win Game Seven, are World Series Champions


All season long the Houston Astros said they were trying to ‘Earn History.’ Well, after Game Seven in Los Angeles, consider history earned.

The Astros took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added a George Springer two-run homer later in the game, and cruised to a 5-1 win over the Dodgers to end the World Series in dramatic fashion and give the Astros their first ever title.

George Springer got the rally going with a first inning double and his homer was the fourth straight game in which he went deep. He was named the World Series Most Valuable Player.

“I used to go in the back yard with my Dad and think I was Willie Mays. It’s an honor, but it’s not about me. It’s about the team,” Springer explained.

AJ Hinch took over as manager of the Astros after the 2014 season and in three years has this team on top of the baseball world. But he says what he is most proud of is how his team connected to the fan base after Harvey.

“I saw these guys to good deeds for people. That’s why the city fell in love with this team all over again,” Hinch said.

And the Astros are champions just a few years removed from three straight 100 loss seasons. Fans told out sister station Sports Talk 790 this is paradise.

“We got it. We won it. After Hurricane Harvey we are going to have something to cheer about. How about that,” one caller said.

Many fans wanted to get themselves some World Series Championship swag. There were many people already on line at the Academy on Kirby; some with more at stake than you'd think.

“My wife will divorce me tomorrow because she doesn’t want to wait in line. We won. We won for the first time in our lives. We won,” the fan told KTRH News.

Speaking of marriages Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend right after the game; so congratulations to him.

As for the parade; that's going to happen tomorrow afternoon starting at 2 o'clock downtown. The celebration starts at Smith at Lamar.

And Mattress Mack Jim McIngvale is paying up because of the Astros winning it all. Mack will be giving back more than $10 million from the promise he made in May that he would give that cash back to fans who spent more than $3,000 on mattresses and beds if the team won the World Series.


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