The Washington Nationals have their first World Series title after scoring six times over the last three innings of a Game 7 victory over the Astros in Houston, 6-2. Astros pitcher Zack Greinke was working on a one-hitter and a 2-0 lead until Anthony Rendon launched a solo homer with one out in the seventh, two batters before Howie Kendrick launched a go-ahead, two-run blast off loser Will Harris. Five Astros relief pitchers allowed four runs on seven hits. Winning pitcher Patrick Corbin worked three shutout innings of two-hit relief after Max Scherzer was reached for seven hits and four walks but just two runs over five frames.
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was named the World Series MVP after going 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA against Houston. Strasburg won Game 2 in Houston and came within two outs of a complete game on Tuesday, allowing two runs and five hits as the Nats forced a seventh game. He was outstanding during the entire postseason, recording a 5-0 record with a 1.98 earned run average and 47 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings.