Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendón shot two homers in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals traced a two-run deficit to beat the Houston Astros on Wednesday 6-2, which was crowned in the World Series for the first time in the Franchise history.
With all eyes on Max Scherzer and his remarkable recovery after receiving injections of painkillers, the Nationals seized their opportunity in an Autumn Classic where the visiting team won each of the seven duels, something unprecedented in the history of the majors and of the main professional sports leagues in the United States.
And in another unusual event, the Dominican Juan Soto and the determined Nationals went back to win five games of life or death in this postseason.
In fact, Washington had to row against the current during an entire campaign, after such a bad start that it questioned the continuity of manager Dave Martinez, who is now the second Puerto Rican driver to win the Fall Classic in a row.
Alex Cora had been crowned the previous year with the Boston Red Sox.
For the Nationals, Soto Dominicans 4-2 with one scored and one produced, Victor Robles 4-1 with one scored. The Venezuelan Asdrúbal Cabrera of 3-1.
For the Astros, Venezuelans José Altuve 5-1, Robinson Chirinos 4-0. The Cuban Yuli Gurriel 4-2 with two scored and one pushed, Yordan Álvarez 3-1.
The Puerto Rican Carlos Correa 4-2 with a towed.