McCullough: Astros defeat Dodgers to earn first World Series title

From Andy McCullough at the Los Angeles Times on November 2, 2017:

On the ground floor of Dodger Stadium, inside a makeshift room set up for press briefings, a television relayed the joy emanating from the field outside. Astros manager A.J. Hinch climbed onto a stage and declared Houston a city of champions. George Springer, the World Series MVP, stood next to a Chevy truck. Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend.

The images flickered across the screen in the moments immediately after a 5-1 defeat ended the Dodgers’ season in Game 7 of the World Series. After a historic regular season and an idyllic path to their first National League pennant since 1988, the campaign of this group ended with a thud, with a disastrous start by hired gun Yu Darvish and a maddening performance by the offense. The combination allowed the Astros to dance and spray champagne inside the Dodgers’ ballpark, long after the majority of the 54,124 fans had filed toward the exits.

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Originally published: November 2, 2017. Last Updated: November 2, 2017.