Alvarez blasts Baker, Astros to World Series title

The Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in...
The Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)(AP)
Published: Nov. 6, 2022 at 11:35 AM EST
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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.

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