The Houston Astros are the 2017 MLB champions, following a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

It’s the first ever title for the Astros, with centre fielder George Springer winning the World Series’ Most Valuable Player award.

Since the Houston area suffered heavy flooding after Hurricane Harvey this summer, the Astros players have worn a “Houston Strong” patch on their uniforms, while also helping with relief efforts.

“We wore that patch, we wore it proudly, and the people of Houston were never far from our minds,” said Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr.

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Springer added: “Our fans have endured a lot, and we’re coming home champions.”

Shortstop Carlos Correa, who proposed to his girlfriend during celebrations on the pitch, dedicated the win to those affected by Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico.

“To be able to bring joy and happiness to their lives is special in this moment,” he said.

The Dodgers have not won the World Series since 1988.

“It’s a tough one – we just didn’t get it done,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

“We went a little further than we did last year and I expect us to be in this same position next year.”