The Washington Nationals celebrate after beating the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday. Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images
The Washington Nationals became the World Series champions for the first time after beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park in Houston Wednesday night.
The big picture: It was the Nationals’ first World Series championship, and the Astros went into the series as the favored team to win.
- The Nationals' victory was all the more remarkable as they came back from being down two runs for most of the game to win the game and make history with their first ever series triumph.
Worth noting: Coming into Game 7, the road team won the first 6 games — the first time that’s happened in a playoff series in any major U.S. sport.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.