Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves preview: How to watch 2021 MLB World Series for free

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2021 MLB World Series
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The 2021 Fall Classic kicks off tonight as the Atlanta Braves travel to Houston to take on the Houston Astros in the best-of-seven series to find out who will be the 2021 MLB Champion. The Astros have the home-field advantage entering tonight’s Game 1 of the MLB World Series so the first two games will be played at Minute Maid Park.

Tournament Info

What: 2021 MLB World Series
When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Where: Minute Maid Park – Houston, TX
TV Channel: Fox (7 days free trial)
Live Stream: Gamepass.TV

Here’s are everything about 2021 MLB World Series: Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros baseball game preview, how to watch, game preview and TV guide below.

Astros vs Braves Game 1: 2021 World Series Preview

Not many may have expected that this would be the matchup for the world series, but the Houston Astros beat the Boston Red Sox in six games and the Atlanta Braves dispatched of a considerable favorite in the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers, also in six games.

For Houston, this marks a return to the World Series for the third time in five years. It’s also the first time they are back in the fall classic since the cheating scandal after their 2017 World Series win.

Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros
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That has made them a team many love to hate and a team many hoped would not get back to this point, but Houston’s batters have been hard to stop, and they’ve shown some resilience in getting back to this point.

For the Braves, it is the first time they are in the series since 1999. It’s been a long time coming for Braves fans, who would love to see the tribe return to championship form for the first time since 1995.

This series will likely be decided on who is more successful – Houston’s batters, or Atlanta’s pitchers. Houston boasts a potent offense centered around the likes of Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve, Yuli Gurriel, and Alex Bregman, who are all looking for their second MLB crown.

For the Braves, they’ll rely on the pitching of former Astros ace Charlie Morton, Max Fried, and Ian Anderson.

Speaking of pitching, the Astros will be without the services of Lance McCullers Jr., and Justin Verlander has been out all season, so Dusty Baker will really rely on a young pitching core and his offense as his best defense.

Game 1 Starting Lineups

Houston Astros

  1. Jose Altuve, 2B
  2. Michael Brantley, LF
  3. Alex Bregman, 3B
  4. Yordan Alvarez, DH
  5. Carlos Correa, SS
  6. Kyle Tucker, RF
  7. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
  8. Chas McCormick, CF
  9. Martín Maldonado, C

Atlanta Braves

  1. Jorge Soler, DH
    2. Freddie Freeman, 1B
    3. Ozzie Albies, 2B
    4. Austin Riley, 3B
    5. Eddie Rosario, LF
    6. Adam Duvall, CF
    7. Travis d’Arnaud, C
    8. Joc Pederson, RF
    9. Dansby Swanson, SS

Where to watch MLB Stream Braves vs Astros Games

FOX Sports will officially broadcast all of 2021 MLB Worlds Series games in the United States. So, the baseball fan’s can easily watch full tournament without hassle from stay in home. Unfortunately you can’t watch if you are staying outside of your home or country. This the reason we recommended Gamepass.TV. A non-contract, non-subscription service, Gamepass.TV brings you the biggest events in sports and entertainment from around the world, with no VPN required. You can stream the 2021 MLB World Series game no 1 to game no 7 by paying only $9.95, no hidden fee or auto renewal. Try Gamepass

FREE to watch 2021 MLB World Series online

On the other hand, you can try also fuboTV for the streaming of Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros games. At the standard price of $64.99, FuboTV does offer a free seven-day trial for new users. Live and local channels may be restricted by region, and games on local channels are subject to blackout.

If recording games to view later is important to you, one service worth checking out is FuboTV. In addition to having the FOX Sports 1 (FS1) FS2 (Fox Sports 2), ESPN Network,  as well as the other necessary sports channels and live local channels, FuboTV provides customers with 250 hours of cloud DVR storage.