Alvarez blasts Baker, Astros to World Series title
Yordan Alvarez hit a towering three-run homer and the Houston Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons Saturday night with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6.
That also gave 73-year-old manager Dusty Baker his first title in 25 seasons as a manager, the last three in Houston.
This was Houston's second championship.
The Astros also won in 2017, a title tarnished by their sign-stealing scandal.
Alvarez's home run in the sixth inning put Houston ahead 3-1.
Astros rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña was the World Series MVP. The 25-year-old star born in the Dominican Republic also was MVP of the AL Championship Series.
Houston starter Framer Valdez won his second game in this World Series.
Associated Press 2022