West Virginia sportsbooks take hit with Nationals capturing World Series

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The Nationals won the World Series the hard way, beating the Astros four times in Houston, culminating with a 6-2 comeback win in Game 7. But while this series generally lacked classic encounters - six of the games were won by wide margins - and was pockmarked by some of the worst umpiring since Leslie Nielsen portrayed Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun - it was abundantly weird.

This is the first time in World Series history that the road team has won every game. The Nationals, as a result, will spend the winter celebrating the franchise's first world title.

One would think a home World Series crowd could will its team to at least one victory. Including his 374-shot into the Crawford Boxes in left, Rendon was 6-for-6 with a walk, three doubles and three home runs in the seventh inning or later of elimination games.

Left-hander Patrick Corbin was summoned out of the bullpen to begin the sixth inning.

For people with ties to both the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals, they had to decide where their true loyalty lies.

Eaton returned the favor in the 9 with a two-RBI single to center field to lift Washington to a more comfortable 6-2 lead. "The only MVP award we worry about is the World Series MVP".

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"Let's be honest, there's 28 other teams that would love to have our misery today", he said. "We got some a- in the f- White House right now", the fan said, as the reporter conducing the interview could be heard saying "oh no".

Yet, Mad Max delivered in the clutch for the Nationals even without getting the win.

But the incredible path these wild-card Nationals with the curly W logo took, well, no one could have imagined.

Kendrick, whose grand slam in the 10th inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series felled the 106-win Los Angeles Dodgers, again struck the decisive blow for Washington. Washington then went on to easily sweep the St. Louis Cardinals. "[Hinch]. And it was just a pleasure to play in the city of Houston", he said. "And I just told our team, it's hard to put into words and remember all the good that happened because right now we feel as bad as you can possibly feel", he added.

"Resilient, relentless bunch of guys", manager Dave Martinez said.

Still, the Astros believe they remain built for sustained success.

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