Can the Nationals shock the heavily favored Astros in the World Series?
HOUSTON-- The 115th World Series pits a potential dynasty against, well, perhaps destiny -- and it will feature some of the best pitching the game of baseball has to offer. The Houston Astros are trying to win their second World Series in three seasons, while the Washington Nationals -- in their first Fall Classic in franchise history -- will attempt to complete one of the most improbable comebacks in baseball, becoming the fourth team in MLB history to reach the World Series after being 12 games under .500 during the season. It's the first World Series appearance for a team from the nation's capital since the 1933 Washington Senators.