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Springer ties MLB record with fifth World Series home run
    2017-November-3  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

GEORGE SPRINGER capped his stellar week by hitting his record-tying fifth home run and leading his team to a series-clinching 5-1 victory in Game 7 in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series on Wednesday night.

Springer matched Reggie Jackson (1977) and Chase Utley (2009) for the record of five home runs in one World Series, although Jackson and Utley did it in a six-game Series. Springer, who doubled and scored in the first inning, also had 29 total bases in the World Series, breaking the record of 25 shared by Willie Stargell (1979) and Jackson.

Springer also passed Stargell for the most extra-base hits in a World Series with seven, becoming the first player to have had at least one extra-base hit in six straight World Series games.

Springer was an easy choice for the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player Award, after hitting .379 (11-for-29) with five home runs and seven RBIs. His eight extra-base hits were the most ever in a World Series, and he is the first player to homer in four straight games within a single World Series, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Upon receiving his MVP award, Springer spoke about how the Series victory was especially meaningful both for the franchise and the city.

“This is a dream come true and an honor,” Springer said. “But it’s about the Houston Astros tonight, our city, our fans. That patch on our chests really does mean something. We’re coming home champions.”

Springer’s record-tying homer Wednesday came off a 3-2 fastball from Dodgers starter Yu Darvish. It gave the Astros a 5-0 lead in the second inning, knocking Darvish from the game.

“I remember swinging and hearing the sound of the bat,” Springer said of the homer. “And I knew it was a good sound.

“It’s a very surreal feeling. This is what you dream of as a kid. And for that to happen is indescribable.”

The Astros set a World Series record with 15 home runs as a team.(SD-Agencies)

 

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