MLB.com is on the scene with the latest from Minute Maid Park as excitement builds for Game 5 The Houston faithful fill up Minute Maid Park for its last game of the season.he World Series, once a best-of-seven playoff, is now a best-of-three. And that swings the advantage to the Dodgers.
Baseball has taught us this many times over. One pitch a few inches off the plate. One hop on a grounder. One deep fly ball hit one foot too short or one foot over an outfielder’s glove. In the World Series, even the best teams straddle the line.
On Sunday night in Houston, the Astros and the Dodgers (LAD-HOU GameTracker) will square off in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series. Thanks to a strong outing from Alex Wood and a resurgent performance from Cody Bellinger, the NL champs evened the series at 2-2 on Saturday.
It’s not just that he’s on the mound Sunday in Game 5. It’s that he’s on the mound in Game 5 on the right amount of rest. In his routine. In the preferred conditions. And that marks a big change for what we’ve seen in past postseasons from Kershaw and the Dodgers. Usually when it’s a not Game 1, he’s pitching on short rest, sometimes with his team behind or his team trying to squeeze out of a tight situation.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 29
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Minute Maid Park — Houston, Texas
TV Channel: Fox (check local listings)