Washington Nationals win the World Series for the first time

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The Washington Nationals are World Series champions for the first time after beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in the decisive seventh game in Texas.

It is the first time in history that the visiting team has won all seven games of the ‘Fall Classic’.

The Astros led 2-0 after six innings before Washington’s Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick homered in the seventh to turn the game on its head.

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was the series’ most valuable player.

Strasburg had been the winning pitcher in both his starts, in games two and six.