Nationals beat long odds to win World Series
The Washington Nationals won their first-ever World Series title on Wednesday (October 31) sending fans into a frenzy near midnight on the streets of D.C. The team beat the Houston Astros in Game 7 to claim the championship, rallying in the seventh inning and stunning Houston with a 6-to-2 win. Pitcher Zack Greinke kept a lid on the Nats for more than six innings. The Astros entered the seventh with a 2-0 lead. That was when the Nats' Anthony Rendon hit a home run that ignited a rally and the team took a lead they never let go of. The Nat's ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg was named MVP. It's a stunning turnaround for the team. They began the season with a lowly record of 19 to 31. And they faced elimination five times during the post-season. DC did have a world series win before this, with a different franchise. In 1924 the Washington Senators defeated the New York Giants in seven games. So Wednesday's win puts an end to nearly a century of disappointments.