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HOUSTON — Howie Kendrick sure has a knack for the dramatic.
At 36 — nine years removed from is only All-Star appearance — he hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Will Harris in the seventh inning that lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 for his team’s first World Series title.
Steady-handed and battle-tested, Kendrick came through at the biggest moments of the Nationals’ October run.
His grand slam against Joe Kelly broke a 10th-inning tie in the decisive Game 5 of the Division Series, giving the Nationals a 7-3 win — just the second extra-inning slam in postseason history.
He hit .333 with four doubles and four RBIs in a League Championship Series sweep of St. Louis, earning MVP.
Kendrick was just 5 for 22 with one RBI in the World Series when he came to the plate in the seventh inning of Game 7. Anthony Rendon had just homered off Zack Greinke, cutting the Nationals’ deficit to 2-1.