The American League champs beat the boys in blue 5-1 in Dodger Stadium, during a heated but ultimately anticlimactic game, led by series MVP George Springer, who set and tied several postseason hitting records during the electric seven game battle.
The Astros previously made it to World Series in 2005, when they were part of the National League, but were swept by the Chicago White Sox. The Astros are now the only MLB team to win a pennant in both leagues.
Game 7 obviously came as a significant let down for Dodgers fans, and not only because of the loss. The hotly anticipated match-up proved to be one of the only lackluster games of the series.
The Astros and the Dodgers battled fiercely throughout the first six games. Many of the match-ups were decided by only a single run, and Game 5 of the series saw the Astros beat the Dodgers 13-12 in extra innings.
However, in the final showdown, the Astros earned their five runs off pitcher Yu Darvish in the first two innings, then their bats went silent for the remainder of the game. Meanwhile, the Dodgers put men on base in almost every inning, but failed to score except for a single run in the sixth. Despite good pitching late from stars Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, they never managed to regain the early lost ground.
This was the Dodgers' first time playing the World Series since 1988, when they earned the title over the Oakland Athletics in five games.