Braves Beat Astros in World Series

Aaron Paik, Reporter

The Atlanta Braves shut out the Houston Astros 7-0 to win the 2021 World Series 2021 on Tuesday November 2. 

It was a long road for both teams, to get to this point from the start of the playoffs. 

The Houston Astros first defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-1 in their respective American League Division Series. 

The Atlanta Braves then eliminated the Milwaukee Brewers as they advanced to the National League Championship Series. 

The Astros and Boston Red Sox battled it out in the American League Championship Series. 

In game 1, Carlos Correa hit a clutch home run in the bottom of the 7th to put the Astros up by 1. 

This was enough for the Astros to win Game 1 5-4. Games 2 and 3 were both blow out wins by the Red Sox. Houston then responded by winning 2 blowouts in a row to lead the series 3-2. The Astros then won 6-0 to advance to the playoffs. 

Much to the disappointment of many Angelonos and Sea Kings, the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated by the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series. 

After amazing performances from players such as Eddie Rosario, the Braves were able to secure a spot in the World Series after game 6. 

The Braves took Game 1 in fashion against the Astros in the World Series, despite an early Charlie Morton injury. 

After a tough loss, the Astros bounced back with a win of their own in Game 2. 

In Game 3, Eddie Rosario was able to score off an Austin Riley double. This was all that was needed for the Braves to secure the win to go up 2-1 in the series. 

The Astros started off hot in Game 4 with a Jose Altuve home run. 

However, in the bottom of the seventh, Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler were both able to hit home runs for another Braves victory. 

In game 5, the Houston Astros pulled a crucial 9-5 win in order to stay in the World Series. 

In Game 6, the Astros were unable to score due to an amazing performance by the Braves. This would allow Atlanta to win the game 7-0. Evidently the Braves were able to win the World Series 4-2.

One of the most notable players from the playoffs included Kike Hernandez of the Boston Red Sox. He had hit two homeruns against the Rays while maintaining a .450 batting average. 

Will Smith of the Los Angeles Dodgers, regarded as one of the best catchers in the MLB, also had two homers this postseason. 

Eddie Rosario of the Braves had three home runs this postseason.

Many Los Angeles natives were upset by the early departure of the Dodgers; however, many also took a liking to the Atlanta Braves.  

“My favorite team in the playoffs were the Atlanta Braves,” sophomore Nathan Yakubik said.