WORLD SERIES GAME 5 PREVIEW

Astros look to bounce back in key matchup

Dallas Keuchel will need to be terrific tonight. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Astros and Dodgers play Game 5 of the World Series today. Here is a preview of the game. Check back during the game for inning by inning updates:

When: 7:20 p.m.

Where: Minute Maid Park.

TV: Fox Sports.

Streaming: Fox Sports Go.

Pitching matchup: Dallas Keuchel vs. Clayton Kershaw.

Series: Tied 2-2.

The breakdown:  First pitch of Game 5 is scheduled for 7:20 PM from Minute Maid Park. The pitching matchup will be a rematch of Game 1 which put Dallas Keuchel for the Astros against Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. Kershaw won the battle in Game 1, going seven innings of three-hit, one run baseball in the Dodgers' win while Keuchel allowed three runs over six and two-thirds. Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in baseball, period, but Keuchel is historically dominant at home. The Astros will look to regain the series lead with a win in the last home game and head to Los Angeles in need of one more to win the series..

Series schedule 

                    Time/Date            Site/Result              Pitchers

Game 1        Tuesday                    Dodgers 3, Astros 1    Kershaw (W), Keuchel (L)

Game 2        Wed.                          Astros 7, Dodgers 6   Devenski (W), McCarthy (L)

Game 3       Today                         Astros 5, Dodgers 3     McCullers (W) Darvish  (L)

Game 4        Sat.                            Dodgers 6, Astros 2     Watson (W), Giles (L)

Game 5        Today                        Minute Maid Park      Keuchel vs. Kershaw

Game 6*       Oct. 31 , 7:20 p.m.  Dodger Stadium         Verlander vs. TBA

Game 7 *      Nov. 1, , 7:20 p.m.   Dodger Stadiun          TBA

*-if necessary. 

All games on Fox

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