The Braves and Astros took turns demonstrating the power of their lineups in Games 1 and 2. So it only seemed fitting that the script should flip in Game 3.
The Braves took the first game of the World Series 7-2 before losing to Houston 7-1 in Game 2. But on Friday, a stellar outing from Ian Anderson and a shutdown bullpen effort kept Houston scoreless, while it took Atlanta just a pair of runs to win Game 3 2-0 in front of its home crowd and take a 2-1 series advantage.
The series now turns to Game 4, and if the probable starters are any indication, this game could be a wild card.
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Because of Charlie Morton’s injury, the Braves are expected to piece together a bullpen game in Game 4, while the Astros will hand the ball to veteran Zack Greinke.
Greinke came into the postseason after a stint on the injured list late in September that saw him return to the pitching staff to end the 2021 regular season pitching in relief. He has pitched twice this postseason; in relief against the White Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS, where he pitched a scoreless inning and allowed two hits, and in a start against the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALCS, where he gave up two runs on one hit and three walks in 1 1/3 innings.
Below is everything to know about the TV schedule for the fourth game of the 2021 World Series:
World Series start time for Game 4
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 30
- Time: 8:09 p.m. ET
First pitch between the Astros and Braves is set for 8:09 p.m. ET on Saturday.
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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 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 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 started in Houston for the the first two games and then moved to Atlanta for the next three. Should Games 6 and 7 be necessary, those matchups will be back in Houston.
There will be an off-day for travel between Games 5 and 6.
|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||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.