Oct 30, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Nationals players celebrate on the field after defeating the Houston Astros in game seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park. The Washington Nationals won the World Series winning four games to three. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals are World Series champions, and what a road they took to get there. And “road” is the key word there.

The Nats took down the Houston Astros 4-2 in Game 7 Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park to win the World Series. Every game in the series was won by the road team, with the Nats going 4-0 in Houston (where the Astros were 60-21 in the regular season), and winning the final two games after losing three straight at home in DC.

The Astros took a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning, with starting pitcher Zack Greinke cruising. But with one out in the inning, Anthony Rendon crushed a Greinke pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer.

Greinke then walked Juan Soto, and was removed at just 80 pitches in a very questionable move by Houston manager A.J. Hinch. Well, the second pitch reliever Will Harris threw turned into a go-ahead two-run homer by Howie Kendrick (who also hit the go-ahead homer in the Nats’ NLDS-clinching victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers).

The Nats padded the lead with a Juan Soto RBI single in the eighth.

And an Adam Eaton two-run single in the ninth.

Washington ace Max Scherzer wasn’t as sharp as usual, but he did still go five solid innings, allowing two runs. And another ace-esque arm in Patrick Corbin came out of the bullpen in relief of Scherzer, and threw three scoreless innings for the Nats.

The Nats were 19-31 at one point in the regular season. They trailed the Milwaukee Brewers by two runs in a win-or-go-home Wild Card game entering the bottom of the eighth inning.

They trailed the juggernaut Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in the NLDS (a five-game series). They trailed the juggernaut Astros 3-2 in the World Series.

And now they’re world champions. What an incredible, and well-earned title run by the Washington Nationals.

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