2017 World Series

The 2017 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 2017 season. The 113th edition of this World Series, it was performed between October 24 and November 1. The series was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League (AL) winner Houston Astros. It was sponsored by the online television service YouTube TV and formally called the 2017 World Series presented by YouTube TV.
The Astros defeated the Dodgers, four games to 3, to win their first World Series in franchise history, also becoming the first team from Texas to do so. It had been the first time because 2001-2002 when two consecutive World Series went to seven games. Both teams place a World Series record with a combined total of 25 home runs across the whole series, including a group record 15 home runs by the Astros, and hit on a combined total of eight home runs in Game 2 to place the only game World Series mark. Houston outfielder George Springer was named as the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) after hitting five home runs in the string to tie a World Series record with Reggie Jackson in 1977 and Chase Utley in 2009.
This was the very first World Series where home-field advantage was determined by the regular season record of the two pennant winners. By 1903 to 2002, home-field advantage had been determined by coin flips and by alternating between the AL and NL. [a] By 2003 to 2016, it was determined by results from this year’s All-Star Game, when it was awarded to the team from the winning league. The Dodgers earned home-field advantage over the Astros. The series was played at a 2–3–2 format, together with all the Dodgers hosting Games 1, 2, 6, and 7; along with the Astros hosting Games 3, 4, and 5.

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