Nationals beat Astros to win the World Series

Nationals manager Dave Martinez and his team hoist the World Series trophy.

The Washington Nationals won their first World Series championship Wednesday, beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in the decisive Game 7 of the best-of-seven series.

The Nationals came back from a two-run deficit with seventh-inning home runs by Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick, then extended their lead with another run in the eighth inning, and two in the ninth.

The Nationals won all four of their World Series victories on the road in what players and coaches said was a fitting end to a season that started out badly, with the Nationals going 19-31 before the team started winning.

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was named World Series MVP after winning Game 2 and Game 6, and finished the postseason 5-0.

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