Last night’s matchup between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals put a close to the 2019 MLB season, with Washington coming out as world champions.
The two teams came into the matchup in which the away team had each won 3 games, something that has never happened before in World Series history.
With the Houston Astros hosting Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, the starting pitchers were Max Scherzer for the Nationals, and Zack Greinke for the Astros. Scherzer finished his night after the 5th inning in which he gave up 7 hits and 1 home run, while Greinke finished after 6.1 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 home run.
The first score of the game came from Houston, as Yuli Gurriel hit a solo shot to left field, making it 1-0. In the 5th inning, Carlos Correa got an RBI to make it 2-0 Houston. It wasn’t until the 7th inning when the Nationals put numbers up on the board. A pair of homers set the Nationals above 3-2 after Anthony Rendon hit a solo shot to left field, followed by Howie Kendrick’s 2 run home run that hit the right field pole. In the top of the 8th, Juan Soto hit a single to right field which scored Adam Eaton from 2nd base. The Astros weren’t finished yet, as they scored another pair of runs in the top of the 9th off a single by Adam Eaton, extending the lead to 6-2.
Daniel Hudson got the call in the bottom of the 9th inning for the Nationals to close out the game, and he did just that. This is the Nationals first ever World Series title.
Patrick Corbin got the win for the Nationals, while Will Harris got the loss for the Astros.
The Houston Astros finished the regular season with a 107-55 record while the Washington Nationals finished with a 93-69 record.