What time is the World Series tonight? TV schedule, channel to watch Astros vs. Braves Game 1



The World Series is finally here.

MLB’s first full season since 2019 is down to just two teams left in pursuit of the title: the Braves and the Astros. The Braves have not won the World Series since 1995, while the Astros last won in 2017.

Each team will turn to starters that have been reliable arms for the teams so far in the postseason.

Charlie Morton gets the nod for the Braves, as he comes in with a 3.77 ERA across 14.1 innings of work. Morton has allowed 10 hits — two homers — and eight walks, and added 19 strikeouts to his postseason line. Morton’s most recent start, which came against the Dodgers in Game 3, saw him pitch around some issues with walks as he issued six free passes in five innings, but he limited Los Angeles to two runs on three hits and struck out five.

The Astros will hand the ball to Framber Valdez, who was stellar for the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS as he allowed just one run on three hits and one walk in eight innings with five strikeouts. Overall this postseason, he has an ERA of 4.20 with 13 strikeouts, five walks and 16 hits allowed in 15 innings.

Below is everything to know about the TV schedule for the first game of the World Series.

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World Series start time for Game 1

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 26
  • Time: 8:09 p.m. ET

The first pitch between the Astros and Braves is set to be thrown out at 8:09 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

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What channel is Astros vs. Braves on tonight?

  • TV channel (U.S.): Fox
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet
  • Live stream: fuboTV

All the 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, with reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci 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.

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World Series schedule 2021

The World Series starts on Tuesday and will have two games in Houston before the series moves to three in Atlanta. Should the game warrant a sixth and seventh game, those final two matchups would be back in Houston.

There will be off days for travel between Games 2 and 3, and again between 5 and 6.

Date Game Start time TV channel
Tue., Oct. 26 Braves at Astros, Game 1 8:09 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Wed., Oct. 27 Braves at Astros, Game 2 8:09 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Fri., Oct. 29 Astros at Braves, Game 3 8:09 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 30 Astros at Braves, Game 4 8:09 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
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

*If necessary.


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