Photos: The Nationals’ road to World Series champions

October 31, 2019

The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

WTOP's George Wallace captures the plenty of red at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon celebrates after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson celebrates after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Washington Nationals' Yan Gomes and Daniel Hudson celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick is congratulated by Juan Soto after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

In Game 6 in Houston, after the Nationals tried to play the game under protest over a call on Trea Turner, they were told they could not, and manager Davey Martinez exploded out of the dugout during the seventh-inning stretch. He had to be physically restrained by bench coach Chip Hale, but was still ejected, marking the first time a manager has been thrown out of a World Series game since Bobby Cox in 1996.

Two batters after a controversial call that led to Trea Turner being called out, Anthony Rendon made sure that wouldn’t come back to haunt the Nats, hitting a towering home run into the Crawford boxes in left field to stretch the lead to 5-2.

In the top of the seventh during Game 6 in Houston, with the Nats leading 3-2, a controversial call caused a several-minute delay, as, with a runner at first and no outs, Trea Turner was called out on runner’s interference after he collided with Yuli Gurriel’s mitt heading into first base. Replay review seemed to indicate he was clearly in the baseline, but he was called out, leaving a runner at first with one out instead of second and third with nobody out.

Washington Nationals' Victor Robles reacts after striking out during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Nationals Park is seen before Game 5 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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