Houston Astros Win The World Series, Defeat Philadelphia Phillies

Houston Astros Win The World Series, Defeat Philadelphia Phillies

The Houston Astros have won the 2022 World Series, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies four games to two by a final score of 4 to 1.

This year, the Astros made their first appearance in the Fall Classic since their infamous cheating scandal in 2017 — the last time the team won the World Series. The Phillies have not won a World Series since 2008.

The Astros, managed by Dusty Baker, also featured the second combined no-hitter in World Series history during Game 3 on November 3. Game 6 was played in Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

The game was tied zero to zero until Kyle Schwarber, outfielder for the Phillies, knocked out a solo home run in the sixth inning. Shortly after, the Astros’ Yordan Alvarez cranked out a 450-foot three-run homer to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth.

YORDAN ALVAREZ CRUSHES A THREE RUN HOMER TO TURN GAME 6 UPSIDE DOWN 🚀

450 feet drive over the batter’s eye.

🎥 @MLBONFOX | @astros pic.twitter.com/wI9jERZ2NX

— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) November 6, 2022

Baker had won the World Series as a player in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, yet struggled to complete the task as a manager in his decades-long career.

The victory was also historic for gambling reasons as well for James Franklin McIngvale — a major Astros fan and legendary mattress businessman in the Houston area.

Mattress Mack placed $10M in bets on the Astros to win the World Series — at blended +750 odds across multiple sportsbooks,” Front Office Sports tweeted. “He just won $75 million — the largest legal payout in sports betting history.”

Mattress Mack placed $10M in bets on the Astros to win the World Series — at blended +750 odds across multiple sportsbooks.

He just won $75 million — the largest legal payout in sports betting history 💰 pic.twitter.com/cCL2DKgyPL

— Front Office Sports (@FOS) November 6, 2022

Jeremy Peña, the Astros’ shortstop, won World Series MVP.

The final out of the match-up can be seen here:

THE ASTROS ARE WORLD CHAMPS pic.twitter.com/TpK3WJaMP4

— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 6, 2022

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