The Washington Nationals earned a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park, to take a 1-0 lead in the World Series opening game.
The Nationals broke Astros ace Gerrit Cole’s 19-game winning streak with the win – their first World Series victory in franchise history. 20-year-old Juan Soto came up clutch with three RBIs, including a game-tying solo home run. Soto finished with three hits and a stolen base against the Astros.
Ryan Zimmerman also homered, bringing starting pitcher Max Scherzer the win. Scherzer allowed two earned runs on five hits across five innings. He struck out seven and walked three. Nationals closer Sean Doolittle pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn the save, giving Washington their upset Game 1 victory.
Game 2 of World Series is scheduled for Wednesday night in Houston.