2017 World Series

Houston Astros (4) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (3)

The 2017 World Series was the 113th edition of Major League Baseball's World Series, a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League (AL) champion Houston Astros.

The Dodgers were hot during Game 1, and not just because Chris Taylor hit the first pitch of the game for a home run, but due to the record setting heat - 103 degrees when the game started. Clayton Kershaw brought the heat as well, striking out eleven Astros across seven innings, surrendering just three hits, and walking none. An "easy" 3-1 victory for Los Angeles, but more games still needed to be played.

A combined total of eight home runs were hit during Game 2, a new single game World Series record. Houston took the lead early, Los Angeles tied, then took the lead back in the sixth. Houston nibbled in the eighth, tied it themselves in the ninth. Into the extra innings where two dingers were scored quickly in the tenth frame by the 'Stros, game over. Right? Not to be outdone, the Dodgers scored two of their own, sending it into the eleventh. Two more runs by Houston, but back came LA with one of their own, the improbable seemed almost possible, but Chris Devenski struck out Yasiel Puig to even up this Fall Classic, one game a piece.

The Houston Astros were hot in Los Angeles, and after leaving the west coast to play some games in Texas, where the temperature was in the low sixties, they remained hot, banging out twelve hits in Game 3. Yu Darvish was removed after only 1.2 innings, surrendering four runs, early to Houston who cruised through and "easy" win of their own, a 5-3 victory in Minute Maid Park.

Alex Wood started Game 4 for the Dodgers and almost made front page news, keeping the Astros hitless through 5.2 innings. The eventual World Series Most Valuable Player, George Springer, saw the ball good enough to end the no-no, and gave Houston a 1-0 lead with his second homer of the Series. The Dodgers liked the cooler weather as well, tying the game an inning later then sealing their second win after a 5-run ninth.

A Game 5 summary in a single sentence- one of the greatest World Series games of all time. So great we imagine books might be written about this game. In World Series history, only the Toronto Blue Jays (Game 4, 1993 World Series) had been down by three runs in a game, come back, gone done three runs again, and come back, until the Astros duplicated that feat in this 13-12, extra inning, back and forth slugfest.

George Springer continued to add to the Almanac in Game 6, hitting his third home run of the Series, but Taylor found his swing again tying it in the sixth with a two-RBI double, a lead that somehow, after the game five insanity, was enought to make this a true Classic, a winner take all seven game series.

The Dodgers failed to score a run and left eight men on base through five innings in Game 7. Springer, you guessed it, homered again, his fifth of the Series, and doubled, and set records for total bases. Darvish lasted only 1.2 innings again, just the third pitcher in World Series history to start two games, and not least more than two innings in either.

The Houston Astros celebrated after their 5-1 victory in Dodger Stadium, winning their first World Series in franchise history, setting a team record for most home runs hit during a seven game Series, and quite possibly starting off what could become a dynasty -- we will see what happens in 2018.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I have covered every World Series game since 1975. Game 5 (of the 2017 World Series) was the most insanely entertaining I have ever seen. That's not the same thing as best , a distinction usually reserved for World Series games with the highest stakes, such as the torturously thrilling Game 7 just 361 days ago when the Cubs won their first title in 108 years. The amazements of Game 5 fall into a different category: glorious games of continuous disbelief when all our baseball expectations, built over our lifetimes, are shredded by an unseen clown and tossed in our grinning faces." - Thomas Boswell in The Washington Post (10/30/2017, Game 5 of the 2017 World Series was not the best ever. But it was an instant classic. , Source )

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2016 | Houston Astros (4) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (3) | 2018

Game 1
Date / Box Score
Location
Dodger Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Rachel Robinson ( Jackie Robinson's Widow)
Unknown (Scholarship Recipient)
Sharon Robinson ( Jackie Robinson's Daughter)
Unknown (Scholarship Recipient)
David Robinson ( Jackie Robinson's Son)
Unknown (Scholarship Recipient)
Attendance
54,253
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Keith Williams, Jr. (gospel singer)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
PO2 Mike Dalager (U.S. Coast Guard)
Game 2
Date / Box Score
Location
Dodger Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Fernando Valenzuela (Replaced Vin Scully)
Steve Yeager (Dodger, 1972-85)
Attendance
54,293
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Brad Paisley (Country music singer & songwriter)
Game 3
Date / Box Score
Location
Minute Maid Park
1 st Pitch
From
To
J.J. Watt (Houston Texans Defensive End)
Dallas Keuchel (Astros Starting Pitcher)
Attendance
43,282
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Master Sergeant Promise Harris (Texas Air National Guard)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
Captain Mark Miller (Houston Fire Department)
Game 4
Date / Box Score
Location
Minute Maid Park
1 st Pitch
From
To
Hailey Dawson (7 Yr Old with 3-D Printed Hand)
Jose Altuve (Astros Second Baseman)
Attendance
43.322
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Houston Police Department Quartet (Houston P.D.)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
SFC Tiffony Oldham (U.S. Army)
Game 5
Date / Box Score
Location
Minute Maid Park
1 st Pitch
From
To
George W. Bush (43rd President of the U.S.)
Justin Verlander (Astros Starting Pitcher)
Attendance
43,300
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Clay Walker (Country music singer)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
Staff Sergeant Angela Matthews (U.S. Air Force)
Game 6
Date / Box Score
Location
Dodger Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Orel Hershiser (3x Dodger All-Star)
Christina Zambrana (Ball Girl / Vegas Survivor)
Tommy Lasorda (Dodger HOF Manager)
Amy Moore (Ball Girl / Vegas Survivor)
Attendance
54,128
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Officer Roz Curry (L.A.P.D., Employee Assistance Unit)
Game 7
Date / Box Score
Location
Dodger Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Sandy Koufax (Dodger HOF Pitcher)
Steve Garvey (8x Dodger All-Star)
Don Newcombe (4x Dodger All-Star)
Rick Monday (1x Dodger All-Star)
Attendance
54,124
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Officer Michelle Ayerdis (L.A.P.D., Quartet)
Officer Roz Curry (L.A.P.D., Quartet)
Detective Ray Morales (L.A.P.D., Quartet)
Officer Tim Talman (L.A.P.D., Quartet)
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Game 1

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Los Angeles 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 0
Dallas Keuchel (L)
Brad Peacock (7 th )
Chris Devenski (8 th )
Clayton Kershaw (W)
Brandon Morrow (8 th , H)
Kenley Jansen (9 th , S)
Alex Bregman (4 th ) Chris Taylor (1 st )
Justin Turner (6 th )

2017 World Series
Game 2

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Houston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 7 14 1
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 6 5 0
Justin Verlander
Will Harris (7 th )
Joe Musgrove (8 th )
Ken Giles (9 th )
Chris Devenski (10 th , W)
Rich Hill
Kenta Maeda (5 th )
Tony Watson (6 th )
Ross Stripling (7 th )
Brandon Morrow (7 th , H)
Kenley Jansen (8 th , BS)
Josh Fields (10 th )
Tony Cingrani (10 th )
Brandon McCarthy (11 th , L)
Marwin Gonzalez (9 th )
Jose Altuve (10 th )
George Springer (11 th )
Joc Pederson (5 th )
Corey Seager (6 th )
Yasiel Puig (10 th )
Charlie Culberson (11 th )

2017 World Series
Game 3

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 4 2
Houston 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 5 12 0
Yu Darvish (L)
Kenta Maeda (2 nd )
Tony Watson (5 th )
Brandon Morrow (6 th )
Tony Cingrani (7 th )
Ross Stripling (8 th )
Lance McCullers (W)
Brad Peacock (6 th , S)
None Yuli Gurriel (2 nd )

2017 World Series
Game 4

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 6 7 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0
Alex Wood
Brandon Morrow (6 th , H)
Tony Watson (8 th , W)
Kenley Jansen (9 th )
Charlie Morton
Will Harris (7 th , BS)
Chris Devenski (8 th )
Ken Giles (9 th , L)
Joe Musgrove (9 th )
Joc Pederson (5 th ) George Springer (6 th )
Alex Bregman (9 th )

2017 World Series
Game 5

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Los Angeles 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 3 0 12 14 1
Houston 0 0 0 4 3 0 4 1 0 1 13 14 1
Clayton Kershaw
Kenta Maeda (5 th )
Tony Watson (6 th )
Brandon Morrow (7 th , BS)
Tony Cingrani (7 th )
Ross Stripling (8 th )
Kenley Jansen (9 th , L)
Dallas Keuchel
Luke Gregerson (4 th )
Collin McHugh (5 th )
Brad Peacock (7 th )
Will Harris (8 th , H)
Chris Devenski (9 th , BS)
Joe Musgrove (10 th , W)
Cody Bellinger (5 th )
Yasiel Puig (9 th )
Yuli Gurriel (4 th )
Jose Altuve (5 th )
George Springer (7 th )
Carlos Correa (7 th )
Brian McCann (8 th )

2017 World Series
Game 6

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 x 3 5 1
Justin Verlander (L)
Joe Musgrove (7 th )
Luke Gregerson (8 th )
Francisco Liriano (8 th )
Rich Hill
Brandon Morrow (5 th , H)
Tony Watson (6 th , W)
Kenta Maeda (7 th , H)
Kenley Jansen (8 th ,S)
George Springer (7 th ) Joc Pederson (7 th )

2017 World Series
Game 7

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 1
Lance McCullers
Brad Peacock (3 rd )
Francisco Liriano (4 th )
Chris Devenski (4 th )
Charlie Morton (5 th , W)
Yu Darvish (L)
Brandon Morrow (2 nd )
Clayton Kershaw (3 rd )
Kenley Jansen (7 th )
Alex Wood (8 th )
George Springer (2 nd ) None

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Houston Astros

Houston Astros 2017 World Series Composite Hitting Statistics

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20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
2b
ph
3b
Did Not Play
ss
p
pr-2
ph-2, dh-2
p
lf-7, 1b-1
p
1b
p
p
p
cf-3, pr-1
c
p
p
p
p
p
rf-7, lf-1
cf-7, rf-3
p
7
3
7
-
7
5
2
6
2
7
2
7
3
2
2
3
7
2
1
2
4
4
7
7
2
31
3
30
-
29
0
0
10
0
24
0
28
0
2
0
3
26
1
0
1
0
1
24
29
3
6
0
7
-
8
0
0
3
0
5
0
6
0
0
0
1
5
0
0
0
0
0
4
11
0
2
0
1
-
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
-
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
4
0
6
-
3
0
1
1
0
3
0
2
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
3
8
0
6
0
5
-
5
0
0
0
0
2
0
4
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
.194
.000
.233
-
.276
.000
.000
.300
.000
.208
.000
.214
.000
.000
.000
.333
.200
.000
.000
.000
.000
.000
.167
.379
.000
1
0
2
-
1
0
0
5
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
5
0
7
1
4
-
4
0
0
0
0
5
0
5
0
2
0
1
8
0
0
1
0
0
5
8
3
1
0
1
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
244
56
13
0
15
34
32
.230
22
54
3

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Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 World Series Composite Hitting Statistics

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25.
c-7, 2b-1
1b
p
ph-1, lf-1, pr-1, 2b-3
p
ph-4, lf-2
p
2b-6, 3b-2, 1b-1
c-2, ph-1
lf-5, cf-1, 2b-1
p
p
p
p
p
p
lf-4, dh-2, ph-1, cf-1
rf
ss
p
cf-7, 2b-1
3b-6, dh-1
ph-1, 2b-3
p
p
7
7
3
5
2
5
1
7
2
6
2
6
3
4
1
7
6
7
7
3
7
7
4
5
2
23
28
0
5
0
5
0
18
3
13
2
0
2
0
0
0
18
27
27
0
27
25
6
0
0
4
4
0
3
0
2
0
5
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
4
6
0
6
4
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
2
4
0
2
0
0
0
3
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
2
4
0
4
4
1
0
0
2
5
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
4
0
3
2
0
0
0
.175
.143
.000
.600
.000
.400
.000
.278
.000
.231
.000
.000
.000
.000
.000
.000
.333
.148
.222
.000
.222
.160
.000
.000
.000
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
4
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
4
0
0
0
0
6
17
0
1
0
0
0
4
1
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
8
5
9
0
5
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
229
47
11
1
10
34
31
.205
21
65
1

2017 World Series

Houston Astros

Houston Astros 2017 World Series Composite Pitching Statistics

1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
2
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
4
4
2
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5.0
1.2
1.0
2.0
10.1
0.2
7.2
2.0
10.1
4.0
7.1
12.0
7.20
27.00
0.00
0.00
5.23
0.00
3.52
13.50
1.74
6.75
2.45
3.75
4
4
1
2
11
0
7
1
5
3
4
5
5
3
2
2
7
1
6
4
11
2
8
14
4
5
0
0
6
0
3
3
2
3
2
5
1
2
1
0
3
0
4
3
1
1
3
2
Totals
4
3
7
7
0
1
0
64.0
4.64
47
65
33
21

2017 World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 World Series Composite Pitching Statistics

0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
3
2
1
2
6
3
4
1
7
3
5
2
0
2
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3.0
3.1
0.0
8.2
8.2
15.2
5.2
1.0
5.1
2.0
3.2
7.2
3.00
21.60
inf
2.08
3.12
4.02
1.59
18.00
8.44
0.00
0.00
1.17
2
9
3
7
6
9
5
2
8
2
2
1
2
0
0
12
8
17
3
0
4
1
1
6
2
8
2
2
3
7
1
2
5
0
0
1
2
2
0
4
2
5
2
0
1
1
1
2
Totals
3
4
7
7
0
2
0
64.2
4.45
56
54
32
22
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The 2017 World Series is the first where home-field advantage was decided by each league champions regular season record. From 1903 to 2002, home-field advantage alternated between the American and National Leagues. From 2003 to 2016, home-field advantage was determined by results from the corresponding All-Star Game , home-field was awarded to the team from the winning league. With 104 regular season wins in 2017, the Los Angeles Dodgers earned home-field advantage over the Houston Astros , who had 101 regular season wins.

Did you know that when the Astros defeated the Dodgers , four games to three, to win their first World Series in franchise history , they also became the first team from the state of Texas to win a Fall Classic?

What two teams will be playing during the 2018 World Series? Make a prediction and tell us on Baseball Fever , the best place for serious fans to talk baseball.

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Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac29 Mar
UPDATED: John Rainey. 19th century #MLB player with 59 career games. Received a cemetery change (Dr. Fred Worth), s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac28 Mar
Thousands of #MLB players never appeared on a #BaseballCard (😥). No problem (🧐), we started making our own (🤓), thi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac28 Mar
UPDATED: Baseball Movie Checklist. Added four new titles to our comprehensive list of every baseball movie in histo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac28 Mar
RIP😢: Jimmy Wynn [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. Find out how he got the nickname "The Toy Cannon" and go beyond his sta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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