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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10:36 p.m.: Rosario chases a pitch high for the first out.
10:30 p.m. End of Sixth: Ball gets away from d’Arnaud after a swing and a miss on strike three by Correa, but d’Arnaud throws on to first in time to record the out and end the sixth.
10:27 p.m.: Impressive play by Swanson to field the ball on the diving attempt and put a good throw over to first, but Brantley just beats the throw for the infield single.
10:25 p.m.: Altuve pops out to short.
10:22 p.m.: Maldonado strikes out swinging.
10:16 p.m. End Top Sixth: Swanson bounces out to short to end the inning.
10:15 p.m.: d’Arnaud goes down swinging. Swanson due up for the first time since his homer.
10:12 p.m.: Albies lines a single over the head of Altuve for a single.
10:11 p.m.: Pederson flies out to right for the first out.
10:10 p.m.: Duvall singles to right against the shift to start the sixth.
10:04 p.m. End of Fifth: Siri flies out to right. Fried is rolling through five innings.
10:03 p.m.: Bregman is caught looking at strike three.
10:01 p.m.: Fried kicks off the fifth by striking out Tucker.
9:56 p.m. End of Fifth: Riley flies out to center, but the Braves have really taken command of this game with another three-spot in the fifth.
9:51 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: Freeman sends a double off the left-center wall, scoring Soler. Taylor’s night is done as Phil Maton is set to come in. Braves extend lead to 6-0.
9:49 p.m.: Soler walks on four pitches.
9:47 p.m.: Rosario bounces one right back to Blake Taylor, the new pitcher entered in the game, and there are two away.
9:43 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: Swanson hits his second homer of the World Series, launching this one 411 feet into the Crawford Boxes, to add two more to Atlanta’s lead. Braves extend lead to 5-0.
9:39 p.m.: d’Arnaud strikes out swinging.
9:38 p.m.: Wild pitch high by Javier allows Albies to move up to scoring position with no one out.
9:35 p.m.: Albies walks to lead off the fifth.
9:30 p.m. End of Fourth: Next pitch, Gurriel grounds out to end the inning. Fried rolling through four innings so far tonight.
9:29 p.m.: Correa bloops in a single to right, but Alvarez promptly bounces into a 4-6-3 double play. The second time in as many innings the Astros have bounced into a double play.
9:23 p.m. End Top Fourth: Three up, three down inning for Javier as he gets Pederson to strike out swinging.
9:21 p.m.: Javier gets Duvall to fly out to center.
9:19 p.m.: Cristian Javier begins his outing on the mound by striking out Riley.
9:14 p.m. End of Third: Fried looking settled in on the mound now. He catches a comebacker from Brantley and starts the 1-6-3 double play to get out of the inning.
9:13 p.m.: Altuve flies out to center.
9:12 p.m.: Martin Maldonado singles up the middle to leadoff the bottom of the third.
9:07 p.m. End Top Third: Freeman grounds out on the first pitch of the night from Raley.
9:05 p.m.: Garcia’s night is over. Looks like Brooks Raley is coming in.
9:04 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: Soler with a moonshot over the train tracks in left field for a three-run homer. That came off the bat at 109.6 mph and traveled 446 feet. Braves take a 3-0 lead.
8:57 p.m.: Rosario walks to move Albies up to second. Two aboard for Soler.
8:53 p.m.: Travis d’Arnaud and Dansby Swanson both fly out. Top of the order due back up with Albies on first, and two away.
8:47 p.m.: Ozzie Albies singled through the shift to leadoff the inning.
8:43 p.m. End of Second: Jose Siri flies out to left to end the inning.
8:42 p.m.: Not much space in right in foul territory, but Pederson makes the catch on the flyout from Bregman.
8:41 p.m.: Impressive play by Swanson as he bare-hands a grounder from Tucker and he makes the throw on the run for the first out.
8:36 p.m. End Top Second: It takes Garcia only 20 pitches to get through the first two innings as Joc Pederson ends the frame with a flyout to left.
8:35 p.m.: Adam Duvall hits a hard grounder down the third-base line, but Alex Bregman makes the throw to get him out.
8:34 p.m.: Austin Riley goes down swinging to start the second.
8:30 p.m. End of First: Fried catches Yuli Gurriel looking to end the first and strand a pair in scoring position.
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.