Follow Astros-Phillies Game 1 as Justin Verlander looks to keep Houston undefeated in playoffs

The World Series is here. An exciting, and sometimes stunning, postseason has actually provided familiar faces and brand name brand-new ones to fight in the Fall Classic. It’s the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies, the American League’s front runner vs. the National League’s last group in. It’s a club making its 4th World Series look in 6 seasons versus one rising back into the spotlight for the very first time considering that 2009. The match pits order versus turmoil and figures to assist specify the traditions of significant figures like Bryce Harper, Dusty Baker and Justin Verlander — not to point out the much-discussed Astros core associated with the sign-stealing scandal.

Verlander will begin Game 1 in Houston Friday night, opposite the Phillies Aaron Nola. Verlander is most likely going to include his 3rd Cy Young Award next month, however in spite of having a ring, he’s still seeking his very first individual World Series win. He gets in with a 5.68 PERIOD, and an 0-6 record, in 7 starts throughout 4 World Series looks.

Nola gets in with a 3.12 age in this, his very first postseason. Facing an Astros group that has actually reached the World Series unbeaten in the playoffs, he has an interesting point in his favor: He was the last pitcher to beat them. Back on Oct. 3, Nola flirted with excellence throughout 6 2/3 dominant innings in Houston, assisting the Phillies win and clinch their postseason berth.

The Astros, winners of 106 video games in the routine season, have the home-field benefit and host Games 1 and 2 prior to the series moves to Philadelphia on Monday. Game 1 starts Friday at 8:03 p.m. on FOX.

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