The Houston Astros claimed victory in the World Series with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in game six, thanks in large part to Yordan Alvarez’s mammoth three-run homer. The first five innings were scoreless until Kyle Schwarber put the Phillies ahead with a solo homer at the top of the sixth. The Astros responded with Jose Altuve and Jeremy Pena both getting on base, before Alvarez hit a 450-ft bomb to give Houston a two-run advantage. Christian Vazquez then hit a single to extend the lead to three. Philadelphia’s offence faltered when it mattered most and they could only manage one hit in the final three innings, while Houston’s starting pitcher Framber Valdez produced a superb performance on the mound, finishing with nine strikeouts and only conceding a single earned run. This marks a significant turnaround for the Astros, whose 2017 World Series win was tainted by a cheating scandal.
Houston Astros win World Series with Yordan Alvarez’s three-run home run
- 6 May 2023
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