Astros beat Dodgers in Game 7 to win 2017 World Series: Final score, things to know

For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions.

Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, the Astros earned a 5-1 win (box score) over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. Houston led the series 3-2, then lost Game 6 before bouncing back for a win in Game 7. This is the first World Series title for the Astros — they’ve been around since 1962 — and their second pennant.

Here are 13 things to know about Game 7:

Springer was historically great

What a performance by¬†George Springer. Springer started Game 7 with a double into the left field corner, and he later scored on Cody Bellinger’s error. One inning later, Springer gave his team a 5-0 lead with a no-doubt two-run homer to center field. Here’s the video:

Remember when Springer went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in Game 1? Yeah, me neither. He finished the series with a .379/.471/1.000 batting line. Some more notes about his World Series performance:

  • His five home runs tie the World Series record held by Reggie Jackson (1977) and Chase Utley (2009).
  • His eight extra-base hits and 29 total bases are new World Series records.
  • He is the first player in history to go deep in

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