Nationals erupt late in Game 7 thriller to stun Astros for first World Series crown

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It was a pitching duel worthy of deciding the destiny of the World Series: Zack Greinke v Max Scherzer in a battle of two aging aces. Yet in the end, the key struggle might have been internal, Scherzer’s spirit in defiance of a sore body that threatened to betray him.

The 35-year-old woke up on Sunday with neck spasms that left him unable to move his right arm, get out of bed or get dressed by himself. He flew to Texas on Monday wearing a neck brace. A couple of days, a cortisone shot and some chiropractic treatment later, he pronounced himself fit and ready, pitched in the decisive game of the World Series and gave up only two runs in five often-agonizing innings: a home run from Yuli Gurriel and an RBI single from Carlos Correa.

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Written by Tom Dart at Minute Maid Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/31/washington-nationals-world-series-houston-astros under the title “Nationals erupt late in Game 7 thriller to stun Astros for first World Series crown”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.