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World Series Game 1 Won by LA Was Fastest in 25 Years

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner celebrates his two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:07 AM

The World Series Game 1, which was won by the Los Angeles Dodgers, was the fastest in 25 years, CBS Sports reported.

The Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1, with Los Angeles pitching ace Clayton Kershaw making quick work of his opponents, limiting them to three hits with the help of his relievers, CBS Sports wrote.

That helped the game go 2 hours and 28 minutes, a whole hour less than postseason games had been averaging, according to the Business Insider.

Houston starter Dallas Keuchel wasn't bad either, limiting the Dodgers to six hits over 6 2/3 innings while his relievers did not surrender a run. Both pitchers combined for just two walks in the game, which can often add to the time of games.

"It was kind of quick," Astros second baseman Jose Altuve said, according to USA Today. "Everybody was swinging their bats. We were ready to hit the ball. We were facing one of the best pitchers in the league and they were facing one of the best, too in (Dallas) Keuchel."

With some Dodgers fans paying nearly $2,000 for tickets, the shorter game did not to matter as long as it put Los Angeles up 1-0 in the World Series.

"I would have liked for it to have been longer," Eve Balkos, who paid $1,900 for a seat to attend the game with family, told USA Today. "It wasn't boring by any means and it was an excellent game all around. It was just shorter."

SB Nation wrote that the last time a World Series game was this short, the Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays played Game 4 of the 1992 series in 2 hours and 21 minutes. The Blue Jays won that game 2-1 and the series 4-2.

Fans mused about the game's quick pace on social media.

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