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The 2017 World Series has had it all: home runs, extra innings, controversy and a ton of captivating moments.
Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros do battle in Game 7, and the drama should continue in what has been a series for the ages.
During the first six games, a number of players have come up flat while trying to give fans clutch performances. Others have risen to the occasion on the world’s biggest stage.
Here are three players who could be World Series MVP with a big Game 7:
The 23-year-old Astros’ third baseman was responsible for the walk-off hit that gave Houston the come-from-behind victory in extra innings in Game 5. His bat has been on fire throughout the “Fall Classic”. He’s also scored five runs in the series and has just one strikeout.
Who is this guy? For a utility player, he is having a dream World Series that people would dream of.
Pederson, who barely played in the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs (six plate appearances, one hit) has been huge for L.A. during the World Series. In just 14 at-bats, the 25-year-old, who was demoted to the minors amid struggles earlier this season, has three home runs and five RBIs and has graced television screens with some energy pumping home run celebrations.
After striking out four times in Game 1, Springer has been in the zone. The Astros outfielder has clobbered four home runs in the series, owns a ridiculous .958 slugging percentage and has been the team’s best offensive player atop their lineup. His nine hits, five walks and six runs scored lead all players in the World Series.