Soler, Fried lead Braves to first World Series title since 1995 in Game 6 win over Astros

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For the first time in 26 years, the Atlanta Braves are World Series champions.

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Jorge Soler, Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman all homered while Max Fried shut down the Houston Astros lineup in a 7-0 rout as the Braves celebrated at Minute Maid Park.

Soler got the Braves on the board early, crushing a jaw-dropping home run that left the stadium to give Atlanta a 3-0 lead. It was Soler’s third home run of the series, each of which gave the Braves the lead.

Swanson added a two-run shot in the fifth while Freeman doubled in Soler later in the inning.

Freeman added a home run of his own in the seventh to make it a 7-0 lead. It was his fifth home run of the postseason, which tied Fred McGriff for the most by a Braves player in a single postseason, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Fried, whom the Astros chased for six runs in five innings in Game 2, was absolutely dominant.

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The 27-year-old southpaw tossed six scoreless innings and allowed just four hits while walking none and striking out six.

Fried allowed just one baserunner to reach second base, which came in the first inning as he effortlessly worked through the Astros lineup, getting two double play balls as well during the game.

Tyler Matzek pitched two scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit and striking out four while Will Smith recorded the final three outs, getting Yuli Gurriel to ground out to short for the final out.

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