2021 World Series schedule: dates, start times, channels, scores for each Astros vs Braves match
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The Astros and the Braves must both enter the World Series feeling pretty good about their Championship Series performances.
Houston, facing the team that eliminated him in 2018, came back from a 21-8 victory in ALCS Games 2 and 3 by Boston to win three straight games. The Astros beat the Red Sox by a 23-3 margin in the last three to reach their third fall classic in five years.
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Atlanta, for the second year in a row, took a 3-1 lead over the favored Dodgers, then lost Game 5, but stopped Los Angeles bats in Game 6 to advance to his first Series. world since 1999. Now the franchise will pursue its first world title since 1995.
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These two teams have never met in the World Series before, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a story between them in the playoffs. They recently faced off in the 2005 NLDS, when the Astros were still calling the National League Central home. Houston won en route to the franchise’s first World Series appearance. The former NL West teams also met in the 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2004 playoffs.
Atlanta holds a 12-7 advantage over Houston in the playoffs.
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2021 World Series Calendar
All World Series games will be worn by Fox. Because the Astros (95-67) finished with a better record than the Braves (88-73), Houston is considered the seed. This means that the first two games and the last two games (if necessary) of the best-of-seven series will take place at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, while the middle three games (game 5 only if necessary) will take place in Truist Park in Atlanta.
|Dated||Game||Start time||TV channel||Results|
|Tue 26 Oct||Braves at Astros, Game 1||8:09 p.m.||Fox||6-2, ATL|
|Wednesday October 27||Braves at Astros, Game 2||8:09 p.m.||Fox||7-2, HOU|
|Fri 29 Oct||Astros to Braves, Game 3||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Sat 30 Oct||Astros to Braves, Game 4||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Sun Oct 31||Astros at Braves, Game 5||8:15 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Tue 2 Nov||Braves at Astros, Game 6 *||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Wed Nov 3||Braves at Astros, Game 7 *||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
On which channel will the World Series be broadcast in 2021?
Fox owns the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Series. As fans have grown used to hearing, Joe Buck will call play-by-play and John Smoltz will join him in the booth to provide analysis. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will report from the canoes.
Kevin Burkhardt will host Fox’s pre and post-game coverage. He will discuss the series with former Grand Leaguers David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas.
How to live stream World Series matches
- Direct: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
For those who won’t be watching the series on cable TV or live, there are other options. Viewers can stream the Fall Classic on the Fox Sports app or with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
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