Washington Nationals Win Game One of World Series
Washington Nationals Win Game One of World Series.
22, the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 5-4 in the first game of the World Series.
The Nationals are now ahead 1-0 in the best-of-seven series.
This marks the first-ever World Series win for the Nationals.
The Astro's initially had a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but were held to the two runs until the fourth inning.
Ryan Zimmerman's home run in the second inning put the Nationals on the board, with Juan Soto later tying the game with a solo home run of his own.
Soto then sealed the deal in the fifth inning, bringing in three runs to extend the National's lead.
According to MLB Stats, 18 of the last 22 teams to win the first game of the series have gone on to win the World Series championship.
The two teams will face off again in game two, which is scheduled to take place on Oct.
23 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.