It’s time for the World Series to officially begin.
The Astros will host the Braves in the first game of the best-of-seven series after each team advanced following six-game Championship Series victories in their respective leagues.
While the Astros enter the World Series with a depleted pitching staff due to injuries, they will turn the ball over to their most reliable starter on the hill in Framber Valdez. He is coming off the longest outing of the 2021 postseason when he allowed just one run to the Red Sox over eight innings with three hits, one walk and five strikeouts.
The Braves will send out Charlie Morton, who has dominated in the postseason over the past several years, to start Game 1. Since the start of the 2019 postseason, Morton has made nine starts and has a 2.64 ERA with 55 strikeouts, 36 hits and 18 walks allowed in 44.1 innings of work. His teams have gone 6-3 in those starts.
Astros vs. Braves score
Astros vs. Braves live updates, highlights from World Series Game 1
11:05 p.m.: This postseason, Rosario has been on another level. He picks up his second hit of Game 1, doubling down the left field line.
11:04 p.m.: The seventh inning starts with a swinging strike three from Riley.
10:59 p.m.: Jackson gets Maldonado to chase a breaking ball for strike three.
10:57 p.m.: Hit-and-run again for the Astros keeps them out of a double play. Tucker takes second as Gurriel grounds out to second..
10:56 p.m.: Tucker lines a base hit to center for a one-out single.
10:55 p.m.: The first base umpire says Correa went around on a checked swing for the first out.
10:53 p.m.: Minter’s night is indeed over, and Brian Snitker will have Luke Jackson start the bottom of the sixth.
10:50 p.m. End Top Sixth: Albies sends a routine grounder over to Bregman, who gets the third out of the inning.
10:48 p.m.: Freeman sends one against the shift that Bregman is able to get to and make a throw on, but Freeman is able to beat the throw to the bag for the infield single.
10:47 p.m.: Maton drops in a curveball to catch Soler looking. Two away for Freeman.
10:41 p.m.: Dusty Baker comes out to pull Odorizzi from the game. Phil Maton will come out to pitch. Odorizzi, while responsible for the runner on first, leaves with 2.1 innings pitched, one hit allowed and five strikeouts.
10:40 p.m.: Swanson picks up his first base hit of the night with a single through the left side of the infield. Now to the top of the order.
10:37 p.m.: Pederson swings at the 1-0 pitch and lifts it up in the air for Tucker out in right.
10:33 p.m. End of Fifth: Alvarez flies out to center to end the inning. Minter’s night is likely over as he pitches 2.2 innings and allows just one run on three hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
10:31 p.m.: Bregman is called out on strikes to bring Alvarez up with two away.
10:29 p.m.: Rosario retreats back to the warning track, but makes the catch on Brantley in left.
10:22 p.m. End Top Fifth: d’Arnaud is caught looking at strike three down and away.
10:20 p.m.: Duvall is caught looking as Odorizzi keeps rolling.
10:17 p.m.: Rosario grounds out to second to start the fifth.
10:13 p.m. End of Fourth: Altuve pops it straight up, and Minter is able to run over to grab it for the third out.
10:12 p.m.: Maldonado strikes out on a foul tip. Altuve up to bat with two outs and runners on the corners.
10:08 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: McCormick hits it to short, but Swanson can’t get a handle on the ball as it skips away into the outfield for an error. Tucker scores, Gurriel moves up to third and McCormick is on first. Braves still lead 5-1
10:06 p.m.: Gurriel drops in a single to left, but Tucker had to wait to make sure the ball would get down, so he’ll stop at third. Runners on the corners now for McCormick.
10:04 p.m.: The Astros have a runner in scoring position for the third time in four innings as Tucker lines a double into the right field corner.
10:03 p.m.: Correa grounds out to second to lead off the inning.
9:58 p.m. End Top Fourth: Riley goes down swinging for the third out. Odorizzi records all three outs via the K.
9:54 p.m.: Albies on base for a third time. He grounds one to Gurriel, who has trouble fielding the ball. Official ruling is an error, but Albies’ speed forces defenders into those tough spots when fielding the ball.
9:53 p.m.: Freeman caught looking at the backdoor cutter. Odorizzi punching out the first two he’s faced coming out of the bullpen.
9:52 p.m.: Soler comes up empty swinging at a splitter from Odorizzi for the first out.
9:48 p.m.: Jake Odorizzi is the new pitcher for the Astros.
9:44 p.m. End of Third: Alvarez chases a cutter down and away for the third out.
9:41 p.m.: Bregman grounds out to third, keeping Brantley at second. Two away for Alvarez.
9:38 p.m.: Brantley rips a double down the right field line to give the Astros a one-out baserunner in scoring position.
9:36 p.m.: A.J. Minter is the new pitcher coming in for the Braves.
9:32 p.m.: Morton stumbled on the landing after his pitch, and he’s going to have to leave the game with an injury.
9:32 p.m.: Altuve is caught looking at another curveball from Morton for a strikeout.
9:27 p.m. End Top Third: Garcia gets Swanson swinging to end the top half of the inning.
9:23 p.m.: Pederson flies out to right. Two away.
9:20 p.m.: d’Arnaud is caught looking at strike three for the first out.
9:18 p.m.: Yimi Garcia is the next pitcher in for the Astros.
9:16 p.m.: That Duvall homer will end the night for Valdez.
9:15 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: Duvall sends a rocket into the Crawford Boxes. 111.7 mph off the bat and 387 feet traveled, per Baseball Savant. Braves extend lead to 5-0.
9:11 p.m.: Rosario grounds one through the right side of the infield for a base hit with no one out.
9:07 p.m. End of Second: Martin Maldonado shoots a liner to right, but it is directly into the glove of Freeman for the third out of the inning.
9:04 p.m.: Chas McCormick chases the curveball down to strike out for the second out of the inning.
9:01 p.m.: Yuli Gurriel grounds one off the feet of Morton, but Freeman fields the carom and steps on first for the out.
8:58 p.m. End Top Second: Valdez gets Duvall swinging to end the inning and strand the bases loaded.
8:56 p.m.: Altuve tries to get Albies at first, but the Braves’ second baseman is on for his second infield single of the day. Bases loaded.
8:55 p.m.: Freeman walks to give Albies a chance to bat with runners on first and second.
8:51 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: Soler grounds into a fielder’s choice that allows d’Arnaud to score. Pederson is tagged out by Bregman after trying to advance to third. Braves extend lead to 3-0.
8:50 p.m.: Swanson flies out with a deep drive to center, but it moves d’Arnaud and Pederson up to third and second, respectively.
8:48 p.m.: Joc Pederson beats the shift with a base hit through the left side of the infield. Two on, no one out for Dansby Swanson.
8:46 p.m.: Travis d’Arnaud starts the top of the second off with a base hit through the right side.
8:43 p.m. End of First: Albies ranges to his left to field the grounder and throw out Tucker at first. Braves head to the second with the 2-0 lead.
8:41 p.m.: Official word is a hit by pitch of Correa. Either way, result is the same. Bases loaded for Tucker.
8:40 p.m.: Correa walks to load the bases. Kyle Tucker up to the plate.
8:39 p.m.: Wild pitch by Morton moves Brantley to third and Bregman to second. Correa now at a full count.
8:36 p.m.: Alvarez takes a walk. Two on, two away for Carlos Correa.
8:33 p.m.: Bregman grounds out to first, but Brantley started on a hit-and-run that allowed Houston to avoid a double play. ALCS MVP Yordan Alvarez up with a runner on second and two away.
8:29 p.m.: Michael Brantley takes a hack at the first pitch he sees and lines it into right for a base hit. Runner aboard for Alex Bregman.
8:28 p.m.: Bender from Charlie Morton catches Altuve looking for out No. 1.
8:24 p.m. End Top First: Adam Duvall flies out to right to end the top of the first. The Astros will bat in the bottom of the first chasing a pair.
8:23 p.m.: A bit of history on that Soler home run.
Jorge Soler is the first player ever to hit a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning of Game 1 of the #WorldSeries .
— Elias Sports Bureau (@EliasSports) October 27, 2021
8:20 p.m.: Valdez gets the second out of the inning with Eddie Rosario chasing a breaking ball down low.
8:17 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: The Braves aren’t taking their foot off the gas. Austin Riley doubles into the left-center gap to score Albies. Braves extend lead to 2-0.
8:16 p.m.: Right after the infield single, Albies keeps showing off his wheels by stealing second.
8:15 p.m.: Ozzie Albies reaches first on an infield single to the left of the mound.
8:13 p.m.: Jose Altuve has to travel a long way into the shift, but he’s able to nab Freddie Freeman on the groundout.
8:13 p.m.: That ball traveled 382 feet and came off the bat at 105 mph, per Baseball Savant.
8:12 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: That didn’t take long. The first swing of the World Series is a home run to left off the bat of Soler. Braves take a 1-0 lead.
8:11 p.m.: This World Series is off as the first pitch of the series is a ball inside to Jorge Soler.
8:10 p.m.: Framber Valdez is warming up as the Braves-Astros World Series is just about to get underway.
7:30 p.m.: Here’s a look at the starting lineups for the two team about 40 minutes before first pitch.
World Series start time today
- Date: Tuesday, Oct. 26
- Time: 8:09 p.m. ET
The first pitch between the Astros and Braves is set to be thrown out at 8:09 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
How to watch the 2021 World Series
- TV channel (U.S.): Fox
- TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet
- Live stream: fuboTV
All the World Series games will be broadcast on Fox in the United States, and on Sportsnet in Canada. On the Fox broadcast, Joe Buck will handle play-by-play with John Smoltz providing analysis in the booth, with reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci at field level.
Streamers can find the game on the Fox Sports Go app, or by using fuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial.
World Series schedule 2021
|Date||Game||Start time||TV channel|
|Tue., Oct. 26||Braves at Astros, Game 1||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Wed., Oct. 27||Braves at Astros, Game 2||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Fri., Oct. 29||Astros at Braves, Game 3||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Sat., Oct. 30||Astros at Braves, Game 4||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Astros at Braves, Game 5*||8:15 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Tue., Nov. 2||Braves at Astros, Game 6*||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Wed., Nov. 3||Braves at Astros, Game 7*||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
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