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Game Thread: World Series Game 3, Astros at Braves

Fall Classic continues, tied 1-1

World Series - Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Through its first two games, the 2021 World Series is split, with one win each for the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros.

In Game 2 on Wednesday, the Astros built a big early lead and held on the rest of the way to notch a 7-2 victory.

Now the series shifts to Truist Park in Atlanta for Game 3. The Braves start with rookie Ian Anderson on the mound — at age 23, he’s the youngest player on either team. Anderson has started three times in this postseason and his team won all three games, with the right-hander combining for a dozen innings and three runs allowed.

Houston calls on Luis Garcia, himself a 24-year-old rookie. His postseason began with two dreadful starts, totaling 10 runs in 3⅔ innings, but he bounced back in ALCS Game 6 with 5⅔ scoreless frames in the series clincher.

Astros lineup (away)

  1. 2B Jose Altuve (R)
  2. RF Michael Brantley (L)
  3. 3B Alex Bregman (R)
  4. LF Yordan Alvarez (L)
  5. SS Carlos Correa (R)
  6. CF Kyle Tucker (L)
  7. 1B Yuli Gurriel (R)
  8. C Martin Maldonado (R)
  9. RHP Luis Garcia (R)

Braves lineup (home)

  1. LF Eddie Rosario (L)
  2. 1B Freddie Freeman (L)
  3. 2B Ozzie Albies (S)
  4. 3B Austin Riley (R)
  5. RF Jorge Soler (R)
  6. CF Adam Duvall (R)
  7. C Travis d’Arnaud (R)
  8. SS Dansby Swanson (R)
  9. RHP Ian Anderson (R)

How To Watch

  • Date: Friday, October 29
  • Time: 5:09 p.m. PT
  • TV: Fox