World Series score: Braves capture first title since 1995 after slugging way past Astros in Game 6
Jorge Soler, Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman all homered within the clinching victory on Tuesday night
The Atlanta Braves are World Series champions for the primary time since 1995. The Braves won the 2021 World Series on Tuesday, defeating the Houston Astros 7-0 (box score) in Game 6 to require 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 within the title-clinching win.
Atlanta jumped bent a large lead because of two multi-run home runs early within the game. Jorge Soler delivered a huge three-run blast within the third inning to place Atlanta up early. Statcast had Soler’s home run traveling 446 feet with an exit velocity of 109.6 mph.
Soler, who was named World Series MVP, entered the sport having homered twice as a part of a 5 to 17 start to the autumn Classic. In Game 6, he hit the loudest homer of the postseason:
SOLER HAS LEFT THE BUILDING. pic.twitter.com/IOc5wXreRb
— MLB (@MLB) November 3, 2021
Then, within the fifth, the Braves plated a pair of runs on a Dansby Swanson homer. Swanson’s wasn’t quite as impressive as Soler’s, but it did have an exit velocity of 108.8 mph and it carried some 411 feet, again consistent with Statcast. A Freddie Freeman double later within the fifth (and then a homer within the seventh) gave the Braves what proved to be an insurmountable 7-0 lead.
Here are three other things to understand about the Braves’ championship victory, including Fried’s gem.