Juan Soto, one of the best young players in baseball, starred in his World Series debut
The Washington Nationals won their debut World Series game, edging out the Houston Astros 5-4 in game one of the best-of-seven series in Houston.
The Astros went 2-0 up early on before home runs by Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto drew the Nationals level.
Soto, 20, drove in two more runs to make it 5-2 in the fifth inning.
George Springer homered in the seventh and drove in another run in the eighth to give Houston hope, but the National League champions held on for the win.
It was a memorable night for left fielder Soto, who turns 21 on Friday, picking up three hits, three runs batted in (RBI) and a stolen base on his ‘Fall Classic’ debut.
Despite the expectation of a pitching duel between Houston’s Gerrit Cole and Washington’s Max Scherzer, two of Major League Baseball’s elite starters, both allowed plenty of early baserunners at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros, who had MLB’s best regular-season