The Atlanta Braves claim the MLB’s World Series after beating the Houston Astros 7-0 in game six

The Atlanta Braves have won Major League Baseball’s World Series for the first time since 1995 after a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros in Game Six sealed the championship 4-2.

To claim the ultimate victory, the Braves’ run through the post-season included league victories over the Milwaukee Brewers and defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers before beating the favorite Astros in the world’s best of seven World Series.

It marked the second Braves World Series title since the team moved to Atlanta from Milwaukee in 1966 and also denied the Astros another championship in five years.

The Braves came out of the goal in the third inning when Jorge Soler smashed a breaking ball from Luis Garcia 446 feet and out of Minute Maid Park to a 3-0 lead that surprised the Houston crowd.

Soler, a 29-year-old slugger, lost his bat, pounded his chest and pointed to Brave’s dugout before heading out to round the bases.

Dansby Swanson extended the lead at the top of the fifth with a two-run shot to the left field and Freddie Freeman struck on another with an RBI double from the left field fence that brought the Braves up 6-0.

Atlanta Braves players run to celebrate together at the end of the game
The Atlanta Braves celebrate their 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros in Game Six.(Getty: Carmen Mandato)

Freeman struck again in the seventh as he knocked a solo homerun to the center-left.

Braves ace Max Fried rose strongly after being hit hard in his last two starts. The left-handed starter gave up just four hits while hitting six and went none over six innings.

The Atlanta bullpen took it the rest of the way, Tyler Matzek knocked out to the side in the eighth and closer to Will Smith got Yuli Gurriel to ground out to Swanson at the bottom of the ninth to finish the series.

An Atlanta Braves MLB player shakes hands with a coach after a World Series home run.
Ozzie Albies, right, is congratulated by Atlanta Braves’ third base coach Ron Washington during their victory in Game Six.(Getty: Elsa)

The shock of 66-year-old manager Brian Snitker, an organization man for four decades, won the underdog Braves franchise’s fourth title.

“They never gave up on themselves,” Snitker said.

“We lost a lot of pieces over the summer and it was just the next man up.”

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