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Verlander Wins World Series, Then Marries Kate Upton

The Astros pitcher was too busy tying the knot to attend the team's victory parade

(Newser) - Just days after winning the World Series with the Houston Astros, ace pitcher Justin Verlander tied the knot with his longtime on-and-off girlfriend, supermodel Kate Upton. The couple was so eager to get married that Verlander, who pitched two games during the Astros' 4-3 series victory over the Los Angeles... More »

Mystery Gambler Won $14M Betting on World Series

'Let It Ride' bettor picked winners of 1st 6 games; sat out Game 7

(Newser) - Much like with the World Series itself, the end of a ludicrously gutsy run of World Series betting was a bit of a let down. Sport Illustrated reports an unknown gambler had successfully picked the winner of the first six games of the World Series, re-betting his winnings every time.... More »

In Final Game of World Series, an On-Field Apology

Houston's Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to LA's Yu Darvish to say sorry for previous incident

(Newser) - Houston came home with a World Series win Wednesday night in Game 7, but not before one Astro tried to make things right with one of the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitchers. Houston's Yuli Gurriel has been suspended for five games next season for making a racist gesture during Game... More »

In 2014, Sports Illustrated Predicted Year, MVP of Astros' Series Win

The jinx may have been broken

(Newser) - What jinx? Sports Illustrated boldly predicted an Astros' World Series title on its cover in 2014—after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight years—proclaiming: "Your 2017 World Series Champs." It featured a picture of George Springer in a bright Astros jersey. It proved... More »

'We're Coming Home a Champion, Houston'

Astros beat Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7

(Newser) - From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7, the AP reports. Playing for a city still recovering... More »

Dodgers Win Game 6 to Tie World Series 3-3

They staged a comeback win Tuesday night

(Newser) - Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent this twist-and-turn World Series to Game 7, rallying against Justin Verlander to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night, the AP reports. A comeback win in Game 6 on Halloween night gave fans at Dodger Stadium and beyond a true... More »

Fight to the Finish in Wild World Series Game

22 home runs set a new WS record; Astros win against Dodgers 13-12

(Newser) - Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros outslugged the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 Sunday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead. Silent early when ace Dallas Keuchel allowed Los Angeles to spurt ahead 4-0, the crowd... More »

Dodgers Have Big 9th, Tie Up World Series

Los Angeles beats Houston to even series a 2 games apiece

(Newser) - Cody Bellinger lined a go-ahead double in the ninth inning, four Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter, and Los Angeles rallied past the Houston Astros 6-2 Saturday night to tie the World Series at 2-all. Joc Pederson homered to cap a five-run burst in the ninth, ensuring the Series will... More »

After Homer Off Japanese Pitcher, a 'Disrespectful' Move

Yuli Gurriel apologizes after slanting his eyes and laughing in dugout

(Newser) - Yuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros hit a home run in the second inning off Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish Friday night, giving him reason to celebrate in the dugout afterward. But Gurriel is now apologizing after cameras caught him taking things too far. The Cuban native can be seen making... More »

Astros Beat Dodgers in Game 3

They now lead World Series 2-1

(Newser) - George Springer and the Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead, the AP reports. Yuli Gurriel homered to begin the four-run burst off loser Yu Darvish that also included run-scoring singles by... More »

World Series Game 2 Breaks Home Run Record

Astros win for first time in 56-season history

(Newser) - George Springer hit a two-run drive in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a thrilling home run derby at Dodger Stadium, beating Los Angeles 7-6 Wednesday night to tie the World Series at one game apiece. The teams combined for a Series record eight homers. When the slugging... More »

Pitcher's 11 Strikeouts Lead Dodgers to Game 1 Win

Clayton Kershaw gets the win, helped by a clutch homer by Justin Turner

(Newser) - Clayton Kershaw struck out 11, the most by a pitcher in a World Series opener since 1968, Chris Taylor and Justin Turner homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night. With the Dodgers in the World Series for the first time since 1988, Taylor homered... More »

The Heat Is On for World Series Opener, Literally

It's expected to be 97 degrees when game begins in LA, the hottest World Series game ever

(Newser) - As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros open the World Series Tuesday night at 5:08pm local time in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles is expected to be about 97 degrees. That would be a record high for a World Series game, the New York Times reports; the current... More »

Astros Win Game 7, Head to World Series

They lost 3 in a row, came back

(Newser) - Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the AP reports. Just four years removed from their third straight... More »

Dodgers Beat Cubs, Head to World Series

It's their first trip there since 1988

(Newser) - Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making. Fueled by a home run trilogy from their emotional utilityman, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series, the AP reports. Hernandez homered three times and drove in a... More »

Cleveland Indians World Series Merch Will Be Destroyed

Losing team's gear used to go to charity

(Newser) - Cleveland fans won't be getting any merchandise celebrating an Indians World Series win—and neither will people in need around the world. Championship products are usually produced for both sides so they can be sold to celebrating fans. For 10 years starting in 2005, the losing side's championship... More »

Pariah Cubs Fan Not Emerging Even After World Series Win

Steve Bartman won't 'crash the parade'

(Newser) - Chicago has been waiting for him to come out of hiding for more than a decade—but it doesn't look like the man who was blamed for contributing to the Cubs' 2003 National League Championship loss will be out and about anytime soon, even though his team finally won... More »

Good News for Chicago Kids About Cubs Parade, Rally

They won't have to skip school to attend

(Newser) - Ecstatic Chicago Cubs fans are expected to amass downtown Friday for a parade and rally to honor the new World Series champions. The celebration of the Cubs' first title in 108 years will kick off when team buses leave Wrigley Field at 10am for an official launch of the parade... More »

One Cubs Fan Spent Game 7 in Dark Cemetery

Wayne Williams was keeping a promise to his father

(Newser) - Hours before the Chicago Cubs took the field for the final game of a historic World Series, 68-year-old Wayne Williams Jr. made the 650-mile drive from his home in North Carolina to Indiana to keep a promise to his father, the News & Observer reports. "We had a pact,... More »

The Cubs Were Reeling Late. Then Came a Pep Talk

'Jason Heyward led the way'

(Newser) - It was, as Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post writes, "nothing short of one of the most thrilling baseball games ever played." And in the aftermath of the Cubs' World Series victory , players are talking about a late pep talk from quiet outfielder Jason Heyward. He called a... More »

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