Major League Baseball’s 2021 World Series begins Tuesday with Game 1 between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros won the AL pennant for the third time in five years and are back in the World Series after winning in 2017 and losing in 2019. For the Braves, it’s the club’s first NL championship and World Series appearance since 1999.
Houston defeated the Boston Red Sox in six games in the ALCS, while Atlanta knocked off the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers in six games in the NLCS.
The first two games of the best-of-seven series are in Houston, moving to Atlanta for Games 3-5 and back to Houston for Games 6 and 7 – if it gets that far.
Here’s everything you need to know for Game 1 on Tuesday:
Time: 8: 09 p.m. ET
TV channel: Fox
Live stream: FoxSports.com or streaming via fuboTV
Starting pitchers: RHP Charlie Morton, Braves vs. LHP Framber Valdez, Astros
Betting info: SportsBookWire.usatoday.com
What time is Braves vs. Astros, World Series Game 1?
First pitch is scheduled for 8: 09 p.m. ET.
What TV channel is the World Series on?
Game 1 of the World Series will air on Fox.
How can I live stream the Braves vs. Astros World Series?
You can watch Game 1 on FoxSports.com or streaming via fuboTV
Who are the Braves and Astros’ Game 1 starting pitchers?
Braves: RHP Charlie Morton (14-6, 3. 34 ERA) – Morton made his name with the Astros, winning the World Series in 2017 and has continued his postseason success. The 37-year-old has made three postseason starts against Houston since leaving, going 3-0 with one earned run in 15.2 innings.
Astros: LHP Framber Valdez (11-6, 3. 14 ERA) – Valdez pitched a gem – one run in eight innings – in a pivotal Game 5 in the ALCS against Boston. “It’s a privilege to be the starter,” Valdez said of his series-opening start.