Atlanta Braves win World Series for the first time since 1995

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(CNN)The Atlanta Braves person won their archetypal World Series rubric since 1995 aft defeating the Houston Astros 7-0 successful Game 6 connected Tuesday nighttime astatine Minute Maid Park.

The Braves took the Series 4 games to 2 down beardown pitching and 3 large location runs. And though Atlanta couldn't adjacent retired the Astros astatine location successful Game 5, thousands of fans flocked to the Braves' stadium, Truist Park, connected Tuesday to ticker the crippled connected a nippy but starry night.

"I'm inactive numb. I don't truly person emotions. I'm benignant of trying to archer you guys things of however I consciousness due to the fact that I don't truly consciousness thing yet," Braves archetypal baseman Freddie Freeman said. "It's going to deed hard soon. I don't cognize when. Maybe it's erstwhile we get to spot everybody successful Atlanta."

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    The Braves erstwhile again homered their mode to an aboriginal lead. In the apical of the third, Braves Jorge Soler hammered the eighth transportation from Astros starter Luis Garcia for a three-run location tally aft Ozzie Albies singled and Eddie Rosario walked astir 2 flyouts. Soler's 3rd homer of the Series traveled an estimated 446 feet, and it was the past transportation Garcia, starting connected abbreviated rest, threw.

      Soler, who was calved successful Cuba, was named Series MVP.

      The Braves' pb grew to 5-0 successful the apical of the 5th erstwhile Atlanta-area autochthonal Dansby Swanson crushed a two-run homer disconnected Astros reliever Cristian Javier. Albies, who had walked to pb disconnected the inning, scored up of Swanson.

      "I conscionable kept battling it out, I'd seen his worldly oregon whatever, truthful I was sitting connected the off-speed, and I was reasoning to myself, if helium throws maine an off-speed pitch, I tin link and thrust the ball," Soler said done an interpreter. "If helium throws maine a fastball, I'm conscionable going to effort to enactment live during this at-bat. I got to 3-2, and I didn't privation the aforesaid happening to hap connected the archetypal inning at-bat wherever I struck retired connected the off-speed pitch. So I was conscionable benignant of getting prepared for that."

      The transportation came successful astatine 83 mph and near overmuch quicker than that as, according to the Houston Chronicle, it ended up connected a sidewalk extracurricular the stadium.

      "I knew I deed it well, but to beryllium honest, instantly aft I deed it, I turned astir conscionable to look astatine our dugout and commencement celebrating," Soler said.

      One retired and 2 batters later, Freeman doubled location Soler, who had walked, making the people 6-0.

      Freeman, who could perchance beryllium a escaped cause aft the season, blasted a solo location tally successful the apical of the seventh disconnected Houston's Ryne Stanek to marque it 7-0.

      Atlanta starting pitcher Max Fried was spectacular, striking retired six successful six innings and giving up conscionable 4 singles. Two of those baserunners were erased connected treble plays, with Fried starting 1 of them.

      "His fastball was truly bully and the slider," Astros leadoff hitter Jose Altuve said. "He was mode amended than the archetypal game. He pitched good. He didn't usage his curveball excessively overmuch tonight, but fastball, slider, changeup was truly good. He was astir unhittable."

      Relievers Tyler Matzek and Will Smith pitched the last 3 innings. The 3 Braves hurlers combined to onslaught retired 10, throwing 121 pitches, two-thirds of them for strikes.

      "This full World Series, satellite championship, you can't accidental capable astir our pitching," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. Snitker, who has been a portion of the Braves' enactment for 44 years, besides gave recognition to the analytics unit and their crippled planning.

      The Astros had lone six hits, each singles, and had conscionable 3 at-bats with runners successful scoring position.

      "They played great. We couldn't support them successful the ballpark," Astros manager Dusty Baker said. "We walked somebody, past that led to the crooked-number innings. The pitching unopen america down."

      Twenty-six years agone erstwhile the Braves won their past World Series, Atlanta and Houston were some National League teams and maverick media mogul Ted Turner owned the team. And they besides had beardown pitching with 3 aboriginal Hall of Famers -- Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz -- successful the starting rotation.

      The Braves' occurrence this play has not insulated them from controversy. Native American groups and advocates person demanded the enactment destruct the "Tomahawk Chop" awesome and motion from its branding and crippled time traditions, saying the squad is perpetuating racist stereotypes.

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      Last summer, the Braves said they were reviewing the chop amid calls from the Native community.

      The squad won conscionable 72 games successful 2017 but began a four-year tally of making the postseason with 90 wins successful 2018.

        The Braves clasp the MLB grounds with 14 consecutive part titles (1991 to 2005) and won the 1 World Series rubric successful that time. Last twelvemonth the Braves held a 3-1 pb successful the National League Championship Series but mislaid erstwhile the Los Angeles Dodgers won the last 3 contests and past the World Series.

        The rubric gives the metropolis its archetypal large nonrecreational sports league title since Atlanta United won MLS Cup successful 2018.

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