The Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros to win the World Series in 6 games. Watch live for analysis and reaction from fans, players and coaches.
The Braves won the 2021 World Series on Tuesday, defeating the Houston Astros 7-0 (box score) in Game 6 to take the series, 4-2. The Braves, who won the title at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, were paced by an offensive onslaught and a gem from left-hander Max Fried in the title-clinching win.
Atlanta jumped out to a sizable lead thanks to two multi-run home runs early in the game. Jorge Soler delivered a massive three-run blast in the third inning to put Atlanta up early. Statcast had Soler’s home run traveling 446 feet with an exit velocity of 109.6 mph.
Consider it a tribute to the greatest Braves player of them all, Mr. Hank Aaron. The Hall of Fame slugger died Jan. 22 at 86, still rooting for his old team, and his legacy was stamped all over this Series.
Soler, who was named World Series MVP, entered the game having homered twice as part of a 5 to 17 start to the Fall Classic. In Game 6, he hit the loudest homer of the postseason. Check out the recap below.
“At that time, we were searching,” third baseman Austin Riley said before Game 6. “I think there’s no question about that.”
Minus Acuna, Atlanta wasn’t over .500 for a single day until the first week in August. The Braves finished 88-73 for the 12th-best record in the majors and fewest victories among playoff teams; their win total was the lowest for a World Series champion since St. Louis’ 83 in 2006.
The Atlanta Braves won Major League Baseball’s World Series for the first time since 1995.