Now, another Series between two desperate teams has gone all the way. The Dodgers are seeking their first World Series title in 29 years, and the Astros — an expansion team in 1962 — their first ever.
“I’m sure M.L.B. is probably sitting back and kicking their feet up,” said the Dodgers’ third baseman, Justin Turner.
“Counting the money?” a reporter asked.
“I’m not going to say that, but definitely enjoying it,” Turner said, laughing. “And knowing that it’s going to Game 7 is appropriate, with these two teams.”
This is the first season that baseball has awarded home-field advantage in the World Series to the team with the better record. The Dodgers earned the right to be the host by leading the majors in victories with 104, the most in their six decades in Los Angeles. But the Astros were not far behind, with 101 wins, making this a particularly high-powered matchup.