Nationals fans boo Donald Trump again during World Series Game 7

Nationals fans boo Donald Trump again during World Series Game 7

Corbin, who signed a six-year, $140 million deal with the Nationals in the offseason, tossed three scoreless innings of relief and was the winning pitcher as Washington rallied to beat the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series in Houston.

The Washington Nationals celebrate after their Game 7 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Anthony Rendon, the Nationals' outstanding third baseman (who was born in the Houston area) punished a rare Greinke mistake with a solo home run in the seventh inning.

"There's guys that in a big moment you want up there", Nationals Manager Dave Martinez said.

Scherzer pitched a gutsy five innings, giving up two runs before the Nationals went to the bullpen.

But it was a gutsy performance for Scherzer considering the three-time Cy Young Award-winner's health - he'd been scratched from his scheduled Game 5 start due to neck and back spasms.

Daniel Hudson pitched a ideal ninth to earn the save.

Scherzer threw 58 of his 103 pitches for strikes, the 56% strike ratio his lowest this season.

"I think we'll all remember this team as one of the most special teams we played on", said Jake Marisnick. "It wasn't his most probably overpowering performance, but it was one of his most gutsy and he willed us to stay in the game. Everybody gave it their all".

Barely had the crowd sat down after affording Greinke a standing ovation when Will Harris relieved him and 36-year-old Howie Kendrick - who had shocked the Dodgers with a 10th-inning grand slam - pinged a two-run home run off the right-field foul pole.

Yuli Gurriel got the home side off to a strong start with a second inning home run before Carlos Correa extended their lead to 2-0 with an RBO single in the fifth inning.

But the Astros couldn't score again, leaving 10 men on base.

Former No. 1 draft pick Strasburg earned the World Series MVP award and the shiny Chevy Corvette that came with it - in a flawless hue of Nationals red, no less - for beating the Astros twice as this Series went the distance.

Zack Greinke had five assists in Game 7, the most by a starting pitcher since Hall of Famer Greg Maddux in Game 2 of the 1996 Series.

When Soto followed with a one-out walk, manager AJ Hinch chose to make a move. "He was in complete control of the game".

"This isn't about not performing at home or anything that we didn't do", he told reporters. "He was available, and I felt it was a game that he was going to come in had we tied it or taken the lead". They won a Wild Card Game, a division series and championship series to get to the World Series.

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