The series will stay in Houston for Game 5, which is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday night.It was a wild night in Houston as the Los Angeles Dodgers stunned the Astros with a massive 5-run 9th inning to claim Game 4 6-2. The win forces Game 6 in Los Angeles for the possible series win, so all eyes will be on Game 5 now that the series is tied with two wins each.
World Series Game 5:
Day: Sunday, October 29
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: Houston, Texas
Fox is handling the World Series telecast. All games (including Sunday night’s Game 5) will begin at 8 p.m. ET. Joe Buck is on play-by-play duty, while Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz provides color commentary.
Thanks to another Ken Giles postseason meltdown, the Dodgers’ offense came to life in the ninth inning of Game 4 on Saturday, when Los Angeles scored five runs to turn a 1-1 game into a 6-1 game. Giles has now allowed a run in six of his seven postseason appearances. Goodness. The Dodgers had scored three runs total in their previous 17 innings before the five-run outburst in Game 4. The World Series is now tied 2-2 and, therefore, is a best-of-three series.
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.