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