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Houston Astros Win First World Series Crown

The Houston Astros won their first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7.

Actor Jaleel White waves the Los Angeles Dodgers flag prior to Game 7 of the World Series against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Nov. 1. 

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Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.

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George Springer hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish during the second inning. 

It was Springer's fifth home run of the Series, tying the Series mark set by Reggie Jackson in 1977 and matched by Chase Utley in 2009. 

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Springer runs to first as he watches his two-run home run, extending their lead to 5-0.

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Springer celebrates his two-run home run as pitcher Yu Darvish looks on. 

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Frustrated Dodgers fans watch the second inning at a bar in Los Angeles. 

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Cody Bellinger covers his face as he bats during the third inning in front of Astros catcher Brian McCann. 

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Carlos Correa forces out Justin Turner at second base during the fifth inning. 

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Disappointed Dodgers fans watch the seventh inning. 

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Joc Pederson reacts after striking out during the eighth inning. 

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Dodgers fans at a bar in Los Angeles are subdued as the Astros dominate the game. 

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Catcher Brian McCann celebrates the Astros' victory after the final out. 

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Third baseman Alex Bregman drops to his knees as he celebrates.  

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The dramatic 7-game series was marked by blown leads and late rallies, with Houston twice outlasting the Dodgers in extra innings

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Houston won 101 times this year to take the AL West, then won Games 6 and 7 at home in the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees. The Astros joined the 1985 Royals as the only clubs to win a pair of Game 7s in the same year.

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Astros fans celebrate in Houston. 

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Jose Altuve, left, celebrates with Jake Marisnick. 

Altuve is one of four holdovers from a club that lost an embarrassing 111 times in 2013. 

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Alex Bregman hoists Jose Altuve over his shoulder. 

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Astros fans celebrate at Minute Maid Park in Houston. 

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Carlos Correa lifts the Commissioner's Trophy. 

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Houston Astros owner Jim Crane holds the championship trophy. 

The club purged its payroll in 2011 and then lost more than 100 games for three straight seasons. 

 

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Dallas Keuchel, right, celebrates with teammates in the clubhouse. 

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George Springer is doused in champagne. 

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Fans celebrate at Minute Maid Park in Houston. 

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There are just over 100 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

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