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World Series

Updated 12:01 a.m. ET

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series, winning their first championship crown in the team's 55-year history (and 56th season).

The Astros jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and held on for the rest of the game watching the Dodgers squander multiple opportunities to score.

"We held down a really tough lineup," said Astros pitcher Charlie Morton, who pitched four innings in relief, giving up the Dodgers' only run. He struck out four batters, walked one and earned the win.

After five hours and 17 minutes and more than 400 pitches, the Houston Astros won Game 5 of the World Series and took the series lead 3-2 over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Both teams kept the score close throughout the game and hit a combined total of seven home runs. With the score tied 12-12 at the end of the ninth, the game headed into extra innings. A line drive to left field by 23-year-old Alex Bregman ended the game with pinch runner Derek Fisher scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. With a final score of 13-12, Houston won its last home game of the 2017 season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers evened the stakes Saturday night, outlasting the Houston Astros in a drawn-out rally that quickly escalated into a 6-2 victory in the final inning.

The Dodgers' Joc Pederson sealed the late comeback with a three-run homer off of Astros pitcher Joe Musgrove in the top of the ninth inning.

Going into Game 4 of the World Series, the Houston Astros have a 2-1 lead. But a dark cloud is hanging over Houston's Friday night victory after first baseman Yuli Gurriel made a racist gesture toward Japanese LA Dodgers player Yu Darvish, pulling at the corners of his eyes and appearing to say "Chinito," which is translated as "little Chinese boy."

Updated 12:40 a.m. ET

The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston, taking the series lead with two wins over the Dodgers.

The Astros relied on early scoring and a gutsy relief effort by right-hander Brad Peacock who came in for starter Lance McCullers with one out in the sixth inning and held the Dodgers without a hit for 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four and surrendered a walk.

McCullers went 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs and four hits for the win.

The Houston Astros are going to the World Series. They beat the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Minute Maid Park in Houston — the series went seven games.

The only other time the Astros have made an appearance in the World Series was in 2005 when they lost to the Chicago White Sox.

According to the MLB Stat of the Day: The Astros are the first team to reach the World Series as an American League team (2017) and as a National League team (2005).

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A Grand Prairie man, who received a Louisville Slugger glove nearly 60 years after a bubble gum and baseball card contest, got another sweet deal from the candy company.

Dallas, TX – It's do or die for the Texas Rangers tonight after losing Game Six in the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, 10-9 in the 11th inning. KERA's BJ Austin says downtown Dallas Rangers fans are disappointed, but optimistic the Trophy will be coming to North Texas.

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Dallas, TX – Game Six of the World Series will be played Thursday night after a "rain-out" Wednesday. KERA's BJ Austin says because of the postponement, fans have an extra day to get decked-out in Rangers shirts and hats!

Business has been good the past couple of weeks at the Rangers Store in uptown Dallas. Brad Linum came during his lunch break to buy a birthday gift for his girlfriend: an Ian Kinsler jersey. And he wanted to see what "new" Rangers stuff is in the pipeline.

Dallas, TX – The Rangers and Cardinals will NOT play Game Six of the World Series tonight in St. Louis. Because of rain, the game is postponed until tomorrow night.

In downtown Dallas, decked out in Rangers shirts, Corbin Gammill and Rick Reyna say it's hard to wait when the Rangers are one game away from being World Series champs.

Gammill: It may make my blood pressure go up a little bit.

Reyna: I'm ready to go over there and get it over with and bring the trophy home.

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Dallas, TX – Game Five of the World Series tonight is the final home game for the Texas Rangers.

Last night, the Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 behind some brilliant pitching from left-hander Derek Holland. Tonight, it's Ranger C.J. Wilson on the mound against the Cardinals' Chris Carpenter.

Mac Engle with the Fort Worth Star Telegram says that matchup favors St. Louis.

The Rangers bring the World Series home to Arlington Saturday for Game Three with the St. Louis Cardinals. Rangers fans are eager for a "home" win. But, as KERA's BJ Austin reports it'll take more than cheering in the stands. It'll take "physics" on the field.