2021 World Series Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX, USA - SEPTEMBER 10, 2018: Oversized baseball's sit outside of Minute Maid Stadium, home to the MLB's Houston Astro's. These baseball's sit at most of the entrances to this sports stadium.

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The World Series starts on Tuesday night when the Atlanta Braves take on the Houston Astros. Many expected the Astros would be here, while the Braves played spoiler to a potential Dodgers-Astros matchup. Here’s a preview of the series and how each team made it to the Fall Classic.

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves will play in their first World Series since 1999 and look to bring the trophy home for the first time since 1995. Atlanta’s path to the World Series started in Milwaukee as the team took a 3-1 series win over the Brewers. The NLCS was a rematch of last season with the Dodgers looking to break the heart of Braves fans again. The social media banter between Dodgers fans and Atlanta fans has the potential to be another excellent rivalry for baseball. Atlanta exercised their demons against the Dodgers and didn’t blow their 3-1 series lead. Soak it in Atlanta. This will be a fun ride.

Houston Astros 

Love them or hate them, the Houston Astros are heading back to the World Series. The Astros will compete in the Fall Classic for the third time in five years. They last appeared in 2019, with a defeat in a seven-game series classic with the Washington Nationals. The Astros path to the World Series went through the Chicago White Sox and a surprising Boston Red Sox team. The Astros want to put the past behind them, with the cheating scandal of 2017. However, baseball fans are not ready to forget.

World Series Game 1, 8:09 p.m. EST, Oct. 26th, Fox

Starting Pitchers: ATL Charlie Morton vs. HOU Framber Valdez

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