Astros pin title hopes on Verlander at Dodger Stadium tonight

Astros pin title hopes on Verlander at Dodger Stadium tonight
It's World Series Game 6 tonight.

The Astros and Dodgers play Game 6 of the World Series tonight. Here is a preview. Check back during the game for inning by inning updates:

When: 7:20 p.m.

Where: Dodger Stadium.

TV: Fox Sports.

Streaming: Fox Sports Go.

Pitching matchup: Justin Verlander vs. Rich Hill.

Series: Astros lead 3-2.

The breakdown:  Coming off one of the most amazing games in baseball history, the Astros will try to win their first-ever World Series tonight. The Astros will send out their postseason hero, Justin Verlander, who despite giving up three runs over six innings in Game 2 of this series has been incredibly good for Houston. Verlander has pitched 30.2 innings in the playoffs with a 2.05 ERA. The Dodgers will send out Rich Hill, who has not gone more than 5 innings and has allowed at least one run in all three of his postseason starts, but he has a 2.77 ERA. An Astros win will end the series and give Houston its first championship in franchise history, but the last 11 times a home team in Game 6 of the World Series was down 3-2, that team has gone 9-2 in Game 6 and 8-1 in Game 7, so the Dodgers are still very much alive, and in fact the odds are in their favor, so Verlander might be the Astros best hope. Both bullpens are gassed, so both starting pitchers going deep will be critical to the outcome.

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        Sun.                         Astros 13, Dodgers 12    Musgrove (W), Jansen (L)

Game 6        Today                      Dodger Stadium             Verlander vs. Hill

Game 7 *      Wed.                       Dodger Stadiun               TBA

*-if necessary. 

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