The Astros aren’t out of the World Series just yet.
Houston was on the brink of elimination after falling behind three games to one to the Braves with a game still left to play in Atlanta. It fell behind 4-0 after the first inning of Game 5 but then bounced all the way back to win 9-5 and bring the series back to Texas for Game 6 on Tuesday.
The Astros will turn to rookie Luis Garcia to try to push this series to a full seven games. Garcia allowed a run on three hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings in Game 3, but in his previous postseason outing, he pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings against Boston in Game 6 of the ALCS to help clinch the pennant for Houston. This postseason, he has a 7.62 overall ERA.
Atlanta is handing the ball to Max Fried, who struggled in his Game 2 start. He allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Prior to that outing, however, he had pitched to a 3.78 ERA in three postseason starts.
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Astros vs. Braves live updates, highlights from 2021 World Series
8:28 p.m.: Yordan Alvarez grounds out, but both runners move up to second and third.
8:27 p.m.: Fried picks up a huge strikeout by getting Carlos Correa to go down swinging.
8:25 p.m.: Fried was looked at on the mound, but he stays in to keep pitching. Official ruling on the play is an error on Fried.
8:23 p.m.: Tough play for Freeman and the Braves over at first. He flips over to Max Fried covering first, but Michael Brantley appears to beat it out. On a video replay, it looks like Brantley stepped on Fried’s ankle and didn’t step on first, but Fried also might not have touched the bag or tagged Brantley.
8:20 p.m.: Jose Altuve grounds it to the hole, and beats out the throw from Dansby Swanson for a leadoff single.
8:16 p.m. End Top First: Freddie Freeman goes down swinging on after three pitches, and the Braves are set down in the first.
8:15 p.m.: Garcia picks up his first strikeout as he gets Jorge Soler swinging on a 3-2 count.
8:11 p.m.: Kyle Tucker makes a diving catch in right to rob Eddie Rosario of a hit.
8:10 p.m.: Game 6 begins with a called strike at the knees from Luis Garcia.
7:50 p.m.: Here’s a look at the starting lineups for tonight’s game.
World Series start time today
First pitch for World Series Game 6 between the Astros and Braves is set for 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 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 and Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci reporting 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||Astros 7, Braves 2|
|Fri., Oct. 29||Braves 2, Astros 0|
|Sat., Oct. 30||Braves 3, Astros 2|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Astros 9, Braves 5|
|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.