World Series 2021: Schedules, analysis, and updates from the Braves-Astros Fall Classic

The 2021 World Series is finally here. After fighting their way through the best baseball has to offer, the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves are set to face off in the 2021 World Series.

From the first pitch of the series to the final celebration, we've got you covered with schedules, results and analysis from every game in the Fall Classic.

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World Series

Best-of-seven series

Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves

Series tied 0-0

  • Game 1: Braves at Astros, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 8:09 p.m. ET (FOX)

  • Game 2: Braves at Astros, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 8:09 p.m. ET (FOX)

  • Game 3: Astros at Braves, Friday, Oct. 29, 8:09 p.m. ET (FOX)

  • Game 4: Astros at Braves, Saturday, Oct. 30, 8:09 p.m. ET (FOX)

  • Game 5 (if necessary): Astros at Braves, Sunday, Oct. 31, 8:15 p.m. ET (FOX)

  • Game 6 (if necessary): Braves at Astros, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 8:09 p.m. ET (FOX)

  • Game 7 (if necessary): Braves at Astros, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8:09 p.m. ET (FOX)

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How the Astros got here

It's been a long, strange trip for the Houston Astros in the American League. Coming off their sign-stealing scandal and a sub-.500 performance in the abbreviated 2020 season, it was worth asking whether or not Houston was truly as elite as their reputation. That answer turned out to be a resounding yes. First, the team took care of the Chicago White Sox in convincing fashion. Then they faced the suddenly-surging Red Sox, who seemed to have them on the ropes after a barrage of home runs led Boston to take a 2-1 series lead. The Astros didn't panic, however, and shut down the Red Sox's bats with ease in the next three games.

How the Braves got here

In the National League, the Atlanta Braves won three straight in the NLDS after going down in the first game to the Milwaukee Brewers. That only set them up to take on the winner of the San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers series, a matchup which would determine which team with a historically successful regular season they'd have to overcome. They proved more-than-adequate to the challenge, starting off the series with a pair of walk-off wins in Atlanta and staving off a comeback attempt by the star-studded Dodgers.

League Championship Series

NLCS: Braves defeat Dodgers in six games

Rosario's home run sends Braves past Dodgers, into World Series

ALCS: Astros defeat Red Sox in six games

Alvarez powers Astros to third World Series in five years

League Division Series

NLDS: Dodgers defeat Giants in five games

Keown: A tense Game 5 was a fitting end to this series

NLDS: Braves defeat Brewers in four games

How the Braves rebuilt their outfield without Ronald Acuna Jr. -- and saved their season (ESPN+)

ALDS: Red Sox defeat Rays in four games

Fenway magic is in the air as Red Sox roll into ALCS

ALDS: Astros defeat White Sox in four games

Astros for real? MLB's villains look to win back baseball's respect (ESPN+)

Wild card games

Red Sox defeat Yankees 6-2

Passan: The roar of October baseball is finally back

Dodgers defeat Cardinals 3-1

Taylor, Bellinger unlikely heroes as Dodgers walk off

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