The pivotal Game 5 of the World Series will take place Sunday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros seek an edge that will bring them one step closer to a world championship.
With the series knotted at two games apiece, Game 5 will take place on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET in Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Fox will televise the game, and FS1 will have a pregame show at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can also live-stream the game through Fox Sports Go.
I honestly didn’t think the Dodgers had a chance when they gave up that first run. That’s really been this World Series though: every time you think you’ve figured out how it’s going to go, it throws a curveball at you. It makes tomorrow’s Game 5 a complete and utter question mark. We’ll be liveblogging it here at the Guardian and hope you’ll be here too. This will end our live coverage for today, thanks everyone who followed Game 4 with us.
Game 5, the final game of the year at Minute Maid Park one way or the other, will feature a rematch of Game 1, with Kershaw and Keuchel on the mound. The Dodgers bullpen is pretty taxed — Brandon Morrow has pitched four times in the last five days and likely won’t be available Sunday — and since this is Kershaw’s final start of 2017, you can be sure manager Dave Roberts will let him empty the tank. In a perfect world, Kershaw hands the ball right to Kenley Jansen. As for the Astros, manager A.J. Hinch is hoping for as much length as possible from Keuchel. What happens after that? That’s a bit up in the air.