The World Series Are Set!
The New York Yankees fell to the Houston Astros 4-0 on Saturday in their deciding Game 7 ALCS (American League Championship Series) match up and now the 2017 World Series are all set. They’ll be meeting the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Since relocating to the American League from the National League, this will be the first time Houston has reached the World Series and it’ll the first time these two teams are meeting in the World Series. If the Dodgers win, it’ll be their first since 1988 and if Astros win, it’ll be their first championship in franchise history.
Check out the World Series Schedule
Game 1 on Fox (Oct. 24) at 8:09 p.m. EST: Astros at Dodgers
Game 2 on Fox (Oct. 25) at 8:09 p.m. EST: Astros at Dodgers
Game 3 on Fox (Oct. 27) at 8:09 p.m. EST: Dodgers at Astros
Game 4 on Fox (Oct. 28) at 8:09 p.m. EST: Dodgers at Astros
Game 5* on Fox (Oct. 29) at 8:16 p.m. EST: Dodgers at Astros
Game 6* on Fox (Oct. 31) at 8:09 p.m. EST: Astros at Dodgers
Game 7* on Fox (Nov. 01) at 8:10 p.m. EST: Astros at Dodgers
Only three teams surpassed the 100 win total during the regular season this year, and now two of them are now meeting in the finals. The Dodgers led the league with 104 wins followed by the Cleveland Indians 102 wins. The Astros were close behind, ending the year with 101 victories.
The charm in this year’s edition of the fall classic lies in the makeup of each team. Both have developed key players from within instead of throwing around money on the free agent market. The Dodgers drafted and developed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, SS Corey Seager , and 1B Cody Bellinger. On the Astros side, they’ve developed OF George Springer, 3B Alex Bregman, SS Carlos Correa and AL MVP candidate Jose Altuve.
Los Angeles may have a slight edge heading into the series, but don’t tell the Astros that.