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World Series 2021: Braves close out Astros in Game 6

November 3, 2021

The World Series is over and the Atlanta Braves are the victors.

After being denied Game 5, the Braves were looking to end the World Series on Tuesday and avoid a Game 7 in Houston.

Mission accomplished –– emphatically.

The Braves got the scoring started in the third inning thanks to a three-run home run from Jorge Soler to give them an early 3-0 lead that they would never relinquish on their way to a 7-0 win.

For his efforts in the series, Soler was named World Series MVP.

Here are the best plays from Game 6 of the 2021 World Series.

Atlanta Braves 7, Houston Astros 0 (Atlanta wins series 4-2)

Gold Glove effort

Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker immediately provided a web gem in the first inning, making a diving catch for the first out of the game.

Fried on fire

Max Fried got the start Tuesday for the Braves, and his first inning was eventful to say the least.

After Astros batter Michael Brantley stepped on Fried's ankle while running to first base (on a play on which Fried was charged with an error), the Astros had runners on first and second base without any outs. 

From there, Fried recorded three consecutive outs, two of which were strikeouts, to get out of the jam without any runs scored.

Moon shot

Three was the Braves' magic number.

In the third inning, Soler hit a three-run home run to give the Braves a 3-0 lead.

Another one

In the fifth inning, Dansby Swanson joined in on the party, hitting a two-run home run.

Later in the inning, Freddie Freeman would record a two-out, RBI double to push the lead to 6-0.

More Freddie

Freeman wasn't done causing problems for the Astros in the fifth inning, hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning to extend the Braves' lead.

World Series champions

Houston was not able to pull off a miraculous comeback on its home field, and Atlanta won its second-ever World Series championship.

And as you can see, the celebration is already live!

Georgia native Dansby Swanson soaked in the moment after the game.

Fried pitched six shutout innings for the Braves and spoke with Ken Rosenthal about what it meant to get the ball in Game 6 to close out the series.

And after spending 12 years with the Braves, Freeman finally has his ring.


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