Washington Nationals defeat Houston Astros for first World Series title

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 30: The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game Seven to win the 2019 World Series in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (KRON) – The Washington Nationals are the World Series champions for the first time in franchise history.

The Nationals beat the Astros, 6-2 on the road Wednesday night in the winner-take-all Game 7.

The last time a D.C. based team won a World Series championship was in 1924.

Nationals Stephen Strasburg was named the 2019 World Series MVP for his efforts.

Strasburg started Game 2 and Game 6 of the Series, going 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA, 14 strikeouts and two walks in 14 1/3 innings.

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Astros experienced the biggest World Series upset in 29 years. The Nationals were 2-1 underdogs to the series, making their victory the largest upset since 1990.

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Thousands of fans cheered from Nationals Park as they watched their team overcome a two-run deficit with a pair of seventh-inning homers that hyped up an anxious fan base.

.(Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Nationals Game 7 starter Max Scherzer said, “These guys they battled. It was the next guy up. Everybody gave it their all.”

Washington started the season with a 19-31 record and then rallied for 93 wins.

The Nationals then battled in the postseason becoming the first team in MLB history to have four comeback wins facing elimination in a single postseason.

(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The Washington Nationals stayed in the fight are walking away as the 2019 World Series Champions.

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