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In photos: Nationals beat the Astros to win their first World Series

he Washington Nationals celebrate after beating the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston Wednesday.
The Washington Nationals celebrate after overcoming the Houston Astros to win the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston Wednesday. Photo: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Washington Nationals are World Series champions for the first time ever after defeating the Houston Astros on their home ground in Game 7.

Check out the dramatic moments that unfolded at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday night:

Nationals manager Dave Martinez hoists the Commissioners Trophy.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez hoists the Commissioners Trophy. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals celebrates in the locker room
Howie Kendrick celebrates the victory with his teammates in the locker room. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals receives the 2019 Willie Mays World Series MVP award presented by Chevy
Stephen Strasburg receives the 2019 Willie Mays World Series MVP award after the game. Photo: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images
Nationals manager Dave Martinez celebrates with fans.
Manager Dave Martinez celebrates with fans. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
Fernando Rodney #56 of the Washington Nationals hoists the Commissioner's Trophy after the Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in Game 7
Fernando Rodney #56 of the Washington Nationals hoists the Commissioner's Trophy after their win. Photo: Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images
The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game Seven to win the 2019 World Series
The scene moments after the Astros lose to the Nationals on their home ground. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
Daniel Hudson #44 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after striking out Michael Brantley #23 of the Houston Astros
Washington's Daniel Hudson celebrates after striking out Houston's Michael Brantley to win the series. Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images
 Zack Greinke #21 of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch against the Washington Nationals
The Astros' Zack Greinke. Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images
Howie Kendrick #47 of the Washington Nationals hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series
Kendrick hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning. Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images
Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by his teammate Alex Bregman #2 after hitting a solo home run against the Washington Nationals
The Astros' #10 Yuli Gurriel is congratulated by teammate Alex Bregman after hitting a solo home run during the second inning. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals celebrates as he comes home to score a run on a home run by Howie Kendrick (not pictured) against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning in Game Seven
Washington's #22 Juan Soto celebrates as he comes home to score a run on a home run by Kendrick. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros turns the double play against Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals during the second inning
The Astros' José Altuve turns the double play against Soto during the second inning. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros
The Nationals' Houston-born Anthony Rendon hits a solo home run during the seventh inning. Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images
 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
The Washington Nationals pose for a team photo after the triumph. Photo: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

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