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
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.
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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