George Springer, Astros defeat Dodgers in Game 7 for first World Series title
Houston Astros outfielder George Springer went 2-for-5 with 1 home run and 2 runs scored in a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series on Wednesday.
The title is the first in club history after Springer helped give the Astros a 5-0 lead in the second inning that they never relinquished. He led off the contest with a double and promptly found his way home on a throwing error before adding a two-run bomb in the second frame. Springer finished the World Series with 8 extra-base hits (3 doubles, 5 home runs) and 29 total bases, making the 28-year-old an easy choice for Most Valuable Player.
According to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Astros are tied with the Cleveland Indians as having the second-best chance of defending their championship in 2018 at 6:1 odds. The Dodgers are the favorites at 5:1.
- Rich Hill (blister) placed on the 10-day DL by the Dodgers May 20th, 2018
- Rajai Davis is not starting on Sunday for Cleveland May 20th, 2018
- Brandon Guyer is absent from Cleveland's Sunday night lineup May 20th, 2018
- Erik Gonzalez is not in the Indians' lineup on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- Melky Cabrera making his Indians' debut on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- Yonder Alonso starting at first for Cleveland on Sunday night May 20th, 2018
- Evan Gattis is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday night May 20th, 2018
- Josh Reddick is starting in right field for Houston on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- Astros' Derek Fisher out of the lineup on Saturday May 19th, 2018
- Astros' Max Stassi on the bench Saturday against Indians May 19th, 2018
- Evan Gattis in as DH Saturday for Astros May 19th, 2018
- Brian McCann starting at catcher Saturday for Houston May 19th, 2018