Nats Win First World Series Title In Franchise History

In late May, the Nationals sat at 19-31, had just lost their star slugger Bryce Harper to free agency in the preseason, as talk began that they may even fire manager Dave Martinez and trade away ace Max Scherzer.

Five months later, Martinez was penciling in Scherzer as the starter in the biggest game in the 50-year history of the franchise—Game Seven of the World Series.

And Scherzer responded by scattering seven hits over five innings while allowing just two runs.

And while he left the game trailing 2-0, the Nationals once again exploded for more-late inning runs—this time putting up six runs over the final three innings.

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon led the rally with homers in the seventh homered in the seventh inning as the Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 last night to claim the first title in franchise history.

And for the first time in MLB history, the road team won all seven games in the World Series… I just can’t see that ever happening again.

World Series MVP went to Game Two and Game Six star, pitcher Steven Strasburg,who won both games and went a perfect 6-0 in the post season, becoming the first ever MLB pitcher to do so.

This franchise started out as the Montreal Expos in 1969 when the major leagues expanded beyond the border, putting a team with tricolor caps at Jarry Park. They moved to D.C. in 2005, ending Washington's three-decade-plus wait for big league baseball after the Senators left town to become the Texas Rangers.


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