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Astros win 2022 World Series, claim second title since 2017

ByStaff Contributions

Nov 6, 2022
Astros celebrate World Series win

Photo courtesy of Eric Smith | Associated Press

The Houston Astros are back on top of the Major League Baseball world, earning their second World Series victory since 2017 in six games over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Philadelphia got the jump midway through in Game 6 Saturday night, thanks to a solo home run from Kyle Schwarber in the sixth inning. But once Phillies right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler was pulled from the game after 5 1/3 innings pitched.

All the runs came in the sixth inning and the difference came in the bottom half thanks to the bat of Yordan Alvarez.

The three-run shot had all of Minute Maid Park shaking as the Astros now could see the light at the end of the tunnel to capture the crown once again. Houston catcher Christian Vázquez added an insurance run right after Alverez’s shot to give the Astros a three-run lead.

Houston’s phenomenal bullpen trio of Hector Neris, Bryan Abreu and Ryan Pressly shut the door in the final three innings to net the Astros the World Series trophy.

In his 30th season as an MLB manager, 73-year-old Dusty Baker is finally a world champion, becoming the oldest manager to win the Fall Classic.

Another feel-good moment for Houston is infielder Trey Mancini winning a World Series ring in his return to professional baseball after a battle with colon cancer in 2020.

Rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña was named World Series MVP and had previously won the ALCS MVP against the New York Yankees. He’s the first rookie position player to earn the honor.

The 2023 MLB season throws its first pitch on March 30 for Opening Day.