Nationals vs Astros Live:The Nationals and Astros in the best-of-seven 2019 World Series of Baseball, which kicks off on Tuesday evening at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, and every game broadcast live on FOX. 2019 World Series schedule will get underway tonight from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas as the Washington Nationals take on the Houston Astros to determine this year’s MLB champion.
Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington’s first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the nation’s capital from Montreal. A converted third baseman, he’s been hampered by injuries much of the past six years including shoulder problems that affect his throwing. But at age 35, he’s become an everyday player again during a solid postseason.
Astros: Yuli Gurriel. From a family of baseball royalty in Cuba, the highly touted Gurriel got a $47.5m contract and has established himself as a productive RBI man during three full years in the majors. He was slumping in the AL Championship Series against the Yankees until his three-run homer got the Astros going in the Game 6 clincher.
We will keep you in the loop with live updates from each game including the stats, video highlights and more. In the meantime, if you would like to plan accordingly for the week ahead, you will find the complete World Series schedule, TV channels and live streaming information, pitching matchups as they are announced and more. Box scores will update live as the games are played and recaps will be linked up once those games go final, so bookmark this page and check back to stay in the loop on the latest from this series.
World Series TV Schedule: Nationals vs. Astros Game 1
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22
Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Time: 8:08 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports
Nationals vs. Astros Game 1 Preview
If the Astros continue the way they’ve been going this postseason, hosting Tuesday’s Game 1 could prove to be a key factor in their World Series outcome, especially if this goes the full seven.
Houston is 5-1 at Minute Maid Park this postseason. Of course, the location of Game 1 could also turn into a boon for the Nationals, who are 4-1 on the road this postseason. If their extended rest doesn’t leave them sluggish, this could be a surprise early (curly) W for Washington.
Perhaps the Nationals will find the Astros aren’t the dominant favorite they’re expected to be. Houston’s offense struggled in the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, hitting .179/.281/.318 with 54 strikeouts.
And no one is questioning Washington’s grittiness after this season. While Houston posted a franchise-record 107 wins this season, the Nationals limped out to a 19-31 start. That they would get here seemed far-fetched at best.
In late May, though, Washington rallied, going 82-40 and proving it belongs in the conversation.
How the Astros got here
For the Houston Astros, it was World Series or bust. When you boast of a pitching staff that features Justin Verlander and Garrit Cole – not to mention trading for Zack Grienke during the season, the pressure to deliver is intense.
Houston’s lineup is one of the best in baseball. With studs like Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman leading the way, the Astros can score runs in a hurry.
The Astros defeated Tampa Bay in the ALDS before knocking out the New York Yankees in 6 games in the ALCS to advance to the World Series.
Vegas odds, schedule
The Nationals will once again be a heavy underdog in the upcoming series against Houston, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Vegas oddsmakers have Houston listed at -225 to in the World Series, with the comeback on Washington at +170. The Astros are a great team, but that underdog money looks real nice – especially with a team that is definitely playing with house money.
For fans on the go, each World Series game will stream live on FOX Sports Go. Just download the free App from your App Store and you can follow every pitch live on your phone, tablet or hand-held device.
Game 1 Nationals at Astros — Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8:08 p.m. ET — FOX
Game 2 Nationals at Astros — Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8:07 p.m. ET — FOX
Game 3 Astros at Nationals — Friday, Oct. 25, 8:07 p.m. ET — FOX
Game 4 Astros at Nationals — Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:07 p.m. ET — FOX
Game 5* Astros at Nationals — Sunday, Oct. 27, 8:07 p.m. ET — FOX
Game 6* Nationals at Astros — Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8:07 p.m. ET — FOX
Game 7* Nationals at Astros — Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8:08 p.m. ET — FOX