With a rough start to the season — going 19-31 and looking nothing like a playoff team — the Washington Nationals rallied for what will go down as one of the most improbable postseason runs in league history as the team came-from-behind to beat the Houston Astros and win the 2019 World Series.

The Nationals had to overcome a number of setbacks, including losing Bryce Harper — arguably the best player in franchise history — to free agency. Yet despite everything, the team managed to go 5-0 in elimination games, won 8 consecutive road games, and won the World Series despite not winning a game at home against the Astros.

It was the first time in World Series history that the road team has won all seven games. The Nationals also tied the New York Yankees after recording its eighth consecutive road victory in the postseason.

Washington Nationals Defeat Houston Astros To Win 2019 World Series

Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg was named the 2019 World Series Most Valuable Player. The 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher allowed just four runs, three walks and had 14 strikeouts in 14 innings for the Nationals. He also became the first pitcher to finish the postseason with a 5-0 record.

Washington was 10-0 in games started by Max Scherzer & Stephen Strasburg during the playoffs, the best team record in games started by any duo in a single postseason in MLB history.

Here’s all the best reactions after the win:

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