The Astros defeat the Phillies in the World Series

The Houston Astros defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in game 6 of the World Series for their 2nd championship in 5 years

The Astros defeat the Phillies in the World Series

The Houston Astros are World Series champions as their impressive 2022 season ended in complete success.

While many MLB fans are not fond of the Astros for their cheating scandal in 2017 and possibly 2019, they have established themselves as a dynasty. Their young, talented core of sluggers and hurlers has them set up for the foreseeable future. Players like Yordon Alvarez, Jeremy Peña, Alex Bregman, and Christian Javier will continue to keep this team in contention. Now, let’s recap the 2022 World Series.

The series started out with the Phillies grabbing the lead with a road win. The Phillies overcame a 5-0 deficit to take the game to extras tied.  JT Realmuto drove in what would be the Phillies winning run on a double.

Game two was also in Houston, with the Astros knotting the at 1-1. The Astros would win 5-2, riding on a strong first inning and an Alex Bregman 2-run shot.

Game three took us to Philadelphia, where the Phillies looked to take the series lead on their home turf. They did just that. The Phillies put up 7 runs, all off of Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. MucCullers was tipping his pitches, and the Phillies took advantage, hitting five home runs. The Astros would go on to win game four, five, and six.

The Astros will look to continue their dominance in the A.L., while the Phillies will hopefully have a better regular season in 2023.