HOUSTON — Fans were celebrating the Houston Astros’ World Series win with a downtown parade.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he encouraged fans coming to the victory parade to “arrive early, wear Astros’ colors, be loud and celebrate safely.” The parade started at noon.
Yordan Alvarez hit a towering three-run homer and the Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons on Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in Game 6.
The city said in a news release that the downtown parade after the Astros’ 2017 win brought in about 1 million people, and organizers expected about that many people to attend the parade.
The win gave the Astros’ 73-year-old manager Dusty Baker his first title in 25 seasons as a manager, the last three in Houston.