Published On: Thu, Nov 2nd, 2017

Houston Astros win franchise’s first World Series, shortstop Carlos Correa proposes to Daniella Rodroguez

It took 56 years, but the Houston Astros can finally call themselves world champions after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of a thrilling World Series. To make the night even more special, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa proposed to 2016 Miss Texas Daniella Rodriguez, who will no be his bride.

The Astros were powered to victory by George Springer, the team’s center fielder, who homered for the fourth consecutive game, and tied Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley for the most home runs in a single World Series with five. Springer hit .379 with eight extra-base hits and five walks in the Series and was an obvious choice for the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player award.

“We did it,” Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow said in the post-game celebration on the field. “We knew we had a plan that could get us here and we got it. A world championship!”

“This has been a crazy journey, a wild ride,’’ said Springer, 28, a first-round pick in 2011. “The organization has come so far in three years, it’s awesome to be a part of. To look back on 2014 and to look back on the huge jump we made in 2015 to now, it’s incredible.’’

Carlos Correa: 1 night, 2 rings

For Correa, this Tweet said it all: “1 night, 2 rings for Carlos Correa. https://t.co/N4XLUPL6yW — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) November 2, 2017

“I took a big step in my life,” Correa told MLB Tonight. “I just got engaged after winning the World Series.” He did admit his plans created “extra pressure,” since the Astros winning was the first part of his two-step plan.

Correa also explained that in the ninth inning, he had asked the clubhouse attendant to bring him his ring if the Astros successfully closed things out. He was then asked what was his backup plan, his Plan B.

“Plan B? If we lost, I would have been crying,” he joked.

With the Astros finally winning a championship, there are seven teams left that have yet to win a World Series: The Tampa Bay Rays, the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers, the Washington Nationals, the Milwaukee Brewers, the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies.

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