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World Series 2021: Atlanta Braves defeat Houston Astros in Game 6; end 26-year championship drought

Written by Doug Rush

World Series 2021: Atlanta Braves defeat Houston Astros in Game 6; end 26-year championship drought.

They had to wait two days to come to Houston to clinch it, but the 26-year drought for the Atlanta Braves ended on Tuesday night.


Jorge Soler put the Braves on the board first with this three-run bomb that landed somewhere in another zip code off Luis Garcia.

Dansby Swanson got Christian Javier again, as this time, it was a two-run bomb in the fifth that put the Braves up 5-0.

Freddie Freeman put on a show, as he had an RBI double to make it 6-0.

Then the 2020 NL MVP hit a home run off Ryne Stanek to put the Braves up 7-0.

As far as the Astros go, they were shut down by the Braves pitching staff. Max Fried pitched the game of his life, tossing six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and struck out six.

Tyler Matzek and Will Smith took care of the rest to close out the rest of the game.

The championship for the Braves comes one year after the Braves blew a 3-1 lead to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS; the same team they beat in the 2021 NLCS to get to the World Series.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.