The powerhouse Houston Astros are going up against the surprising Washington Nationals in the 2019 World Series. This year’s Fall Classic kicks off Tuesday night in Houston and could run through a potential Game 7 on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Astros, who won the ALCS in six games over the Yankees, are looking for their second World Series championship in three seasons. Meanwhile, the Nationals are playing in their first World Series in franchise history.
Starting pitching will be a major storyline throughout this matchup. The teams both tout incredible top-of-the-rotation trios that have helped them reach this point. The Astros have the top two AL Cy Young candidates in Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander and added veteran righty Zack Greinke at the trade deadline.
The Nationals have received excellent starting pitching throughout the postseason, led by Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. Washington’s No. 4 starter, Anibal Sanchez, also has been sharp in the playoffs and nearly no-hit the Cardinals during the NLCS.
Washington heads into the Fall Classic as the better-rested team. The Nationals swept the Cardinals in the NLCS and haven’t played a game since Tuesday. The Astros needed six games to close out the Yankees in the ALCS and won the series on Jose Altuve’s pennant-winning walk-off homer Saturday night.
What does the World Series schedule look like?
The best-of-seven World Series begins on Tuesday in Houston. The broadcast for each game begins at 8 p.m. ET — that’s 7 p.m. CT for fans in Houston.
Tuesday, Oct. 22: Washington at Houston Game 1
Wednesday, Oct. 23: Washington at Houston Game 2
Friday, Oct. 25: Houston at Washington Game 3
Saturday, Oct. 26: Houston at Washington Game 4
Sunday Oct. 27: Houston at Washington Game 5 (if necessary)
Tuesday, Oct. 29: Washington at Houston Game 6 (if necessary)
Wednesday Oct. 30: Washington at Houston Game 7 (if necessary)
How can I watch on TV?
The World Series will be broadcast on Fox.
How can I watch online?
You can livestream games via the Fox Sports Go app, but you’ll need to authenticate your account to prove you’re a pay-TV subscriber. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured here.
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