Washington Nationals win first World Series

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  • The Washington Nationals are world champions for the first time in franchise history.
  • The Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday night, completing a series in which every game was won by the road team.
  • It is the first World Series championship for a team from Washington, DC, since the Senators in 1924.
  • Pitcher Stephen Strasburg was named MVP of the series.
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The Washington Nationals are world champions for the first time in franchise history.

The Nationals completed their season-long comeback with a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. For the first time, the road team won all seven games in a World Series.

Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon, and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey, fittingly, with one final, late rally on the road.

In Game 7, no less.

Kendrick and Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Nationals overcame a two-run deficit.

With all eyes on Max Scherzer and his remarkable recovery after a painkilling injection, these Nationals truly embraced their shot.

Even more against the odds: Juan Soto and Washington rallied from behind to win five elimination games this postseason, an unprecedented feat.

Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin, and the Nats brought the first World Series championship to the nation’s capital since ol’ Walter Johnson delivered the crown for the Senators in 1924.

Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg was named World Series MVP.
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Strasburg was named the MVP of the World Series. He was the winning pitcher in Games 2 and 6, allowing four runs in 14 1/3 innings with 14