Astros vs. Braves live score, updates, highlights from Game 2 of the 2021 World Series

Astros vs. Braves live score, updates, highlights from Game 2 of the 2021 World Series

The Braves didn’t take long to establish themselves on the World Series stage in Game 1.

Making their first trip to the Fall Classic since 1999, the Braves scored five runs in the first three innings against the Astros — including the first-ever leadoff home run in Game 1 in World Series history — as Atlanta went on to win 6-2.

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The Astros now have just one game remaining at home before the series moves to Atlanta for Games 3 through 5.

The home loss for Houston has been the latest in a recent trend for both the Astros and for MLB teams in general. The Astros have lost five straight World Series games at home; MLB teams have not won a World Series game in their home ballpark since the Dodgers beat the Red Sox in Los Angeles in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series (all 2020 World Series games were played at a neutral site). In their four World Series appearances, the Astros have a 2-8 record at Minute Maid Park.

Houston hopes Wednesday’s starter, Jose Urquidy, can stop those two streaks on Tuesday. Urquidy was solid during the regular season with a 3.62 ERA in 107 innings, but struggled in his lone postseason appearance as he gave up six runs — five earned — in 1.2 frames against the Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALCS.

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Max Fried will take the ball for Atlanta, as the Braves hope to take a commanding 2-0 advantage before going home to Truist Park. Fried delivered a standout regular-season campaign with a 3.04 ERA in 165.2 innings. He has continued to deliver in the playoffs: In 16.2 innings — three starts — he has a 3.78 ERA, a number largely inflated by one bad outing against the Dodgers in which he allowed five earned runs to cross the plate in 4.2 innings of work. Prior to that, he had allowed just two earned runs over 12 innings.

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Astros vs. Braves score

Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Braves 0 1 0 0
Astros 1 4 0

Astros vs. Braves live updates, highlights from 2021 World Series

9:20 p.m. End Top Fourth: Duvall flies out to right and the inning is over. Urquidy keeps holding the Braves’ bats quiet.

9:18 p.m.: Pederson goes down swinging for the second out.

9:16 p.m.: Urquidy gets Soler swinging on the breaking ball for first out of the inning.

9:12 p.m. End of Third: Fried works a 1-2-3 inning after the four-run spot in the fourth as he gets Tucker to pop out to second.

9:10 p.m.: Correa grounds out to short. 

9:09 p.m.: The third base umpire says Alvarez went around on strike three for the first out.

9:04 p.m. End Top Third: Duvall flies out to center as Urquidy wraps up the third on seven pitches.

9:04 p.m.: Albies grounds out to short and Urquidy is rolling through the third.

9:02 p.m.: Freeman starts the second with a grounder to second in the shift for the first out.

8:59 p.m. End of Second: Bregman grounds to third to finally end the inning, but not before four runs come across.

8:58 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: Brantley singles through the right side and Houston is really piling on now. Astros extend lead to 5-1.

8:55 p.m.: Altuve flies out to center, but it’s not deep enough for Maldonado to score. Brantley up trying to add to the Astros’ advantage.

8:53 p.m.: A wild pitch by Fried allows Maldonado to move up to third. 

8:51 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: Maldonado singles through the left side that scores Gurriel. Rosario tries to throw to third and get Siri trying to move up, but no one is at third and the errant throw allows Siri to score and Maldonado to reach second. Astros extend lead to 4-1.

8:48 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: The speedy Siri dribbles a slow-roller to second that allows Tucker to score. Siri beats the throw to first as the Astros have one away with Martin Maldonado due up. Astros take a 2-1 lead.

8:47 p.m.: Gurriel grounds one just to the right of second base against the shift and Tucker advances to third. Astros have runners on the corners for Jose Siri.

8:46 p.m.: Kyle Tucker reaches with a base hit up the middle.

8:44 p.m.: Fried gets Correa swinging on the curveball for the first out.

8:40 p.m. End Top Second: Rosario hits a hard liner to Yuli Gurriel over at first, but he gets the glove up to snag it for the third out.

8:39 p.m.: Dansby Swanson ropes a hard grounder over to short that bounces over the glove of Carlos Correa at short to reach with a two-out single.

8:38 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: Travis d’Arnaud’s first homer of the postseason is a big one as he sends the 3-2 pitch from Urquidy on a line into the Crawford Boxes to tie the game. Braves tie the game at 1-1.

8:36 p.m.: Adam Duvall flies out to Jose Siri in center for the second out.

8:35 p.m.: Urquidy keeps it rolling, striking out Joc Pedeson to start the top of the second.

8:31 p.m. End of First: Yordan Alvarez grounds one to Freeman, who flips over to Fried for the out at first. 

8:29 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: Alex Bregman lifts one to center deep enough to allow Altuve to score. Houston has its first lead of the series. Astros take a 1-0 lead.

8:26 p.m.: A deep flyout to center from Michael Brantley allows Altuve to move up to third with one away.

8:24 p.m.: Jose Altuve gets the Astros started off with a double down the left field line.

8:19 p.m. End Top First: Another strikeout for Urquidy as he gets Soler swinging to strand the pair on base.

8:16 p.m.: Austin Riley lines a base hit to right and the Braves are in action with two outs and Jorge Soler due up.

8:14 p.m.: Ozzie Albies keeps picking up the infield hits. He dribbles one up the third base line against the shift that stays just inside the line for a hit.

8:13 p.m.: Freddie Freeman is caught looking at a fastball away for strike three.

8:11 p.m.: Jose Urquidy gets Rosario to go down swinging on a changeup for the first out. No leadoff homer tonight.

8:09 p.m.: First pitch is a 93 mph fastball right by Eddie Rosario for a strike.

7:40 p.m.: Here’s a look at the starting lineups for Game 2.

World Series start time today

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27
  • 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 Wednesday.

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. Reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will report from 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 6, Astros 2
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

*If necessary.

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