The Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 in Houston, Texas. 





Houston Astros captured their second world series in six seasons on a Saturday after Yordan Alvarez smashed a three-run homer in a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia

The Cuban slugger’s sixth-inning blast off Phillies relief pitcher Jose Alvarado gave Houston the lead for good as the Astros took Major League Baseball’s best-of-seven championship final, four games to two.


I just tried to stay a little calm and get a good pitch to swing at and that’s what I did,” Alvarez said of his third game-winning playoff homer.


It was amazing. When I was rounding second base, I felt the whole stadium moving.”


The Astros, in their fourth World Series in six seasons and fifth overall, won their only prior title in 2017, but many MLB fans regard that effort as a tainted crown.


An MLB investigation revealed an electronic sign stealing system by the Astros, who used cameras in 2017 and 2018 to swipe signs from rivals, players and staff banging on drums to signal Houston batters what pitch was coming.


The Astros lost their next two World Series appearances, to Washington in 2019 and Atlanta last year.



Five players from the 2017 roster who delivered a heart-warming title run for the manager who assisted the Astros move on beyond the scandal.


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