SportsPulse: This may be the most energetic World Series we've seen in a long time. For both teams, the joy often seen in Latin American baseball culture has sparked their exuberance on and off the pitch.
HOUSTON – You've toppled the Invincible and taken a massive step toward the impossible.
Yes, the first World Series victory of the Washington Nationals in the history of their franchise was not just any game 1
They defeated the unbeatable Gerrit Cole, broken the winning streak of the Houston Astros ace in 19 games, and the world's superstar -Slugger, who is still too young to drink for at least a few days.  The Nationals won a game-changing solo effort by Juan Soto, who turns 21 on Friday, on a surprise 5-0 victory in the World Series. He followed four innings later with a sounding double run, which enabled the final triumph runs.
Both The ride home reached the tracks of Minute Maid Park, the double ringing on the left field fence.
The Nationals left fielder Juan Soto shoots a home run in the fourth inning. (Photo: Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports)
Both stunned the crowded crowd of 43,339 and Cole, whose postseason has been as rhythmic and reliable as a metronome.
- Fifteen goals in 7: 1 innings against Tampa Bay.
- Ten eliminations in eight innings against Tampa Bay.
- Seven eliminations in seven innings against the New York Yankees defeat on May 22nd.
On the same day, nationals already held dead lost the Mets at Citi Field and dropped to 19-30. A day later, her Bullpen would take another advantage and drop to 19-31, a record that now burns in the memory of her most dedicated fans.
Since then, the Nationals have set a record of 83-39, a win of .680 percentage, which includes a startling 8-1 record in the postseason.
And although the world now knows they will not be taken lightly, no victory was as impressive as Game 1.
RECORD: Springer sets a record with HR in the fifth consecutive World Series game.
The Astros will send Justin Verlander – who will finish first or second in front of or behind Cole in the AL Cy Young race – to Hill for Game 2 in the minute Maid Park, starring Stephen Strasburg (ERA 1 , 10) as a national player.
Dave Martinez became aggressive and then became greedy – and it nearly cost him Game 1. With starter Max Scherzer Exception Through five innings on 112 pitches, Martinez went to his fourth relief appearance to left starter Patrick Corbin, and it went well when he defeated Carlos Correa and Martin Maldonado in a goalless sixth.
But instead of riding Corbin for as long as necessary – Corbin had not thrown since October 15 – Martinez picked him up, perhaps with the goal of keeping him in line for the start of Game 3. Instead, Tanner Rainey, who recorded several major outs in the NL Division Series and NLCS, was called.
George Springer greeted him with a booming home run to 5: 2, and Rainey followed with one-time walks to Altuve and Michael Brantley. This forced the emergency activation of the closer Daniel Hudson, who finished the innings with two outs and charged the bases with a strike against Yordan Alvarez.
From then on it was high time – Hudson fled the eighth inning run against Springer on Sean Doolittle fled when Michael Brantley flew to the left.
There are postseason records – and then there are postseason records. Springer met for the fifth consecutive year in the World Series and broke the duel with Reggie Jackson and Lou Gehrig. He entered Game 1 with an OPS of .894 in 43 postseason games.
"I told them in the dugout that we have to play in the World Series more often because it hits Homer every time it feels like it," said Astros manager AJ Hinch. "He got off to a great start, his first game in the last World Series may not be that strong, but he'll pick up where he left off." for 9 with runners in the rank, bringing their postseason mark to 15 for 89 (.169).