Atlanta fans will leave Truist Park on Sunday either with excitement or anticipation.
The Braves made a seventh-inning comeback against the Astros on Saturday to win Game 4 3-2 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the World Series. on Sunday, they will face Houston for the last time in Atlanta with a chance to win the series, or prepare for a flight to Houston for Game 6 and a potential Game 7.
For the second straight night, Atlanta will be engaging in a bullpen game, with southpaw Tucker Davidson set to start on the mound. Davidson has made five starts in his big-league career and has a 4.15 ERA with 20 strikeouts and 12 walks in 21.2 innings of work. When he pitches on Sunday, he will be making his postseason debut.
The Astros will hand the ball to their Game 1 starter, left-hander Framber Valdez. Valdez was outstanding during the regular season, pitching to a 3.14 ERA in 134.2 innings of work with 125 strikeouts and a league-leading 70.3 percent groundball rate. He has struggled a bit this postseason as he owns a 6.35 ERA in four starts, and he did not fare well against Atlanta in Game 1 as they rocked him for five runs on eight hits — two homers — and a walk in two innings of work.
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7:55 p.m.: 20 minutes until first pitch. Here are the starting lineups for the two teams.
World Series start time today
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 31
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
First pitch between the Astros and Braves is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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 at 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 at Braves, Game 5||8:15 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|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|