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.
- Austin Barnes not starting for Los Angeles in Game 3 on Monday October 15th, 2018
- Dodgers' Matt Kemp sitting out Game 3 of the NLCS on Monday October 15th, 2018
- David Freese heads to the Dodgers' bench for Game 3 on Monday October 15th, 2018
- Chris Taylor not in the Dogers' lineup for Game 3 on Monday October 15th, 2018
- Yasmani Grandal catching for Dodgers in Game 3 of National League Championship Series October 15th, 2018
- Cody Bellinger starting for Dodgers against Milwaukee in Game 3 October 15th, 2018
- Martin Maldonado starting in Game 1 for Houston October 13th, 2018
- Tyler White in Astros' Game 1 lineup October 13th, 2018
- Tony Kemp not in Houston's Game 1 lineup October 13th, 2018
- Brian McCann not in Astros' Game 1 lineup October 13th, 2018
- Carlos Correa hits three-run home run in Astros' 11-3 win in Game 3 October 8th, 2018
- Astros' George Springer goes 3-for-6 with 2 home runs in Game 3 win October 8th, 2018