The Astros and Braves should come to the World Championships satisfied with the performance of their Championship Series.
Houston, who faced the team that eliminated him in 2018, returned from a 21-8 win in Game 2 and 3 of the ALCS from Boston to win three games in a row. The Astros beat the Red Sox by 23-3 in those last three to reach their third Fall Classic in five years.
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Atlanta, for the second year in a row, advanced 3-1 over the much-favoured Dodgers and then lost Game 5, but shut down the Los Angeles bats in Game 6 to advance to its first world championship since 1999. Now, the franchise will pursue its first world title in a year 1995.
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These two teams have never met in the world championships before, but that doesn’t mean there is no post-season history between them. They recently clashed in the 2005 NLDS, when the Astros were still called the National Central League. Houston came out on top en route to his first World Franchise Championship appearance. Previous NL West teams also met in the 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2004 qualifiers.
Atlanta has a 12-7 advantage over Houston in the postseason.
2021 world championship schedule
All World Championship games will be performed by Fox. As the Astros (95-67) finished with a better record than the Braves (88-73), Houston is the number one seed. This means that the first two games and the last two (if required) of the best of seven series will be at Minute Maid Park in Houston, while the middle three (Game 5 only if needed) will be at Truist Park in Atlanta.
|date||Game||start time||TV channel||calendar|
|Tuesday 26 October||Braves in the Astros, Game 1||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Wednesday, October 27||Braves in the Astros, Game 2||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Friday, October. 29||Astros in Braves, Game 3||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Saturday, October 30||Astros in Braves, Game 4||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Sunday, October 31||Astros at Braves, a 5* game||8:15 pm||Fox||–|
|Tuesday, November 2||Braves in the Astros, Game 6*||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
|Wednesday 3 November||Braves in the Astros, Game 7*||8:09 pm||Fox||–|
* If necessary.
What channel will the World Championship show in 2021?
Fox owns the exclusive broadcast rights to the World Series. As fans are accustomed to hearing, Joe Buck will call the game play and John Smoltz will join him at the booth to provide the analysis. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will report from the bunker.
Kevin Burkhart will host Fox’s coverage before and after the match. The series will discuss with former top players David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas.
How to Live Stream World Series Games
- Live broadcast: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
For those who won’t watch the series on cable or over-the-air TV, there are other options. Viewers can stream Fall Classic on or with the Fox Sports app fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.