The Houston Astros are World Series champions once again after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.
This was the fourth World Series appearance in six years for the Astros, who last won the title in 2017.
Houston came in as the favorite, having finished the regular season with 106 wins — the second-most in baseball. On their road to the World Series, they swept the Seattle Mariners in the Division Series and the New York Yankees in the ALCS to with the American League pennant.
Playing the underdog role was Philadelphia, who were a wild card team in the National League and finished third in their division this year with a record of 87-75. They started the National League playoffs as the sixth seed, but they knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals, the defending champion Braves and then the San Diego Padres.