HOUSTON — Houston Astros center fielder George Springer set a Major League record Tuesday night when he hit a solo home run in the seventh inning off of Tanner Rainey.
Springer became the first player in MLB history to hit a home run in 5 consecutive World Series games. He had been tied at 4 straight with Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Lou Gherig. Pretty good company, right?
Springer's dinger in Game 1 of the World Series was his 14th career postseason home run.
Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Astros fell to Washington, 5-4. The Nats lead the World Series, 1-0.
All of Springer's 5 consecutive World Series home runs
- Oct. 22, 2019 (Game 1): Solo home run in the 7th off of Tanner Rainey
- Nov. 1, 2017 (Game 7): 2-run homer in the 2nd off of Yu Darvish
- Oct. 31, 2017 (Game 6): Solo home run in the 3rd off of Rich Hill
- Oct. 29, 2017 (Game 5): Solo home run in the 7th off of Brandon Morrow
- Oct. 28, 2017 (Game 4): Solo home run in the 6th off of Alex Wood