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Hopes of ending season with a title evaporate in a Game 7 flash

Hopes of ending season with a title evaporate in a Game 7 flash

The drought continues. The emptiness remains. The ache returns.

After waiting 29 years for their championship moment, Dodgers fans watched their hopes disintegrate Wednesday night in about 29 minutes.

It was so quick. It was so brutal. It was Blue Hell on Earth.

In the seventh and deciding game of an epic World Series that spent a week leaving Los Angeles on edge, the Houston Astros swiftly turned the town numb with a stunning opening punch that resulted in an eventual 5-1 victory at a somber Dodger Stadium.

“It breaks your heart,” closer Kenley Jansen said.

It was over as quick as two Astros first-inning runs on a double, a throwing error, a stolen base...

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