Houston Astros to face Atlanta Braves in 2021 World Series

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Both the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves won their respective championships last weekend, and will face off against each other at the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series. The first World Series game is set for Tuesday in Houston, Texas.

Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
Image: J Dimas.

On Friday afternoon, the Astros beat the Boston Red Sox 5–0 in game 6 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston, securing the American League pennant. On Saturday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, the Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in their final game of the National League Championship Series, with a lead of four games to two. Both the American League and National League series are best of seven.

This is the third time that the Astros have won the American League pennant and have advanced to the World Series in the last five years, while it is the Braves' first entry into World Series since 1999. Last year's World Series trophy went to the Dodgers.

Like the two league series, the 117th World Series is a best-of-seven playoff. The Astros will have home-field advantage for the first two games, and then the next three games would be held at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The two games after that would be back in Houston.