Published: Fri, November 01, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Washington Nationals are 2019 World Series champions

Washington Nationals are 2019 World Series champions

So close to seeing José Altuve, Alex Bregman, George Springer and their Astros add to the title they won in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium two years ago, they watched this chance suddenly vanish. It was the first World Series championship for the Nationals, or Nats. It's the franchise's first world championship. Two batters later, after a pitching change, Howie Kendrick made it 3-2 with his two-run shot that ricocheted off the right field pole.

Fans braved the rain to support their Nationals on the big screen at Nationals Park as they played Game 7 against the Astros in Houston.

In the 8, Juan Soto singled to deliver a RBI which scored Adam Eaton.

In the ninth, Washington was hunting for insurance runs.

"Congratulations to the Washington Nationals on a great season and an incredible World Series", Trump wrote on Twitter after the game. Strasburg was named the series' MVP.

Baseball, man. The more you try to understand it, the less you seem to know. "But I think it shows the talent level that's there and [it's] encouraging as well, because a lot of those contributions came from some under the radar pitchers, guys who were up through the organization or acquired in small deals, who I think made real important adjustments and showed that they can compete and potentially dominate at the big-league level. We don't quit. We never quit throughout the season despite kind of everybody saying that we were done", Straburg said.

In this year's finale, Patrick Corbin, who had lost Game Four in a poor performance, pitched three innings of relief and got the win.

Instead of winning the East, the Nationals entered the MLB Playoffs via a Wild Card. The Astros responded by winning the next three games in Washington, but the Nationals would not be denied.

Last month, Martinez admitted that he was "so scared" by the heart procedure, which caused him to miss a series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Speaking after the game, Hinch said his decision to opt for pitcher Will Harris, which ultimately led to the Nationals seizing the lead, was "a decision I'll have to live with". "I'm gonna bust out in tears, thank you", Martinez said, choking up with emotion. They believed in each other. "I'm proud of them". "We got some a- in the f- White House right now", the fan said, as the reporter conducing the interview could be heard saying "oh no".

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