What time does the World Series start in the present day?

The World Series between the Astros and Phillies will get underway with Game 1 at Minute Maid Park tonight.

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros are set to host the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday in Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros completed 106-56, first in the AL West throughout the common season, whereas the Phillies 87-75, third in the NL East throughout the common season.

The Astros are again in World Series for the second consecutive season and the fourth time in six years. After successful the franchise’s fifth pennant, the Astros are looking for a second championship.  

The solely gamers remaining from the 2017 World Series squad on this year’s AL Championship Series roster are Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Justin Verlander, Lance McCullers Jr., and Yuli Gurriel. Still, this chase presents one other likelihood at redemption after the Astros lost the 2021 World Series to Atlanta in six video games.

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Back in the postseason for the first time in 11 years, the Phillies had been the lowest seed in the National League playoffs after clinching a spot with a 3-0 win on Oct. 3 at Houston, of all locations.

The Phillies went 9-2 towards St. Louis, Atlanta, and San Diego to grow to be the first third-place workforce in baseball historical past to achieve World Series.

The Phillies had been the most up-to-date opponent to defeat the Astros when the groups opened their remaining collection of the common season on Oct. 3 in Houston.

What time does the World Series start?

The first pitch for Game 1 of the World Series will likely be at 7:03 p.m. Central Time. The Astros are internet hosting a particular postseason Street Fest outdoors of Minute Maid Park earlier than Game 1 of the World Series. Fans with a recreation ticket can get in beginning at 4 p.m.

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Full World Series schedule: 

  • Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 7:03 p.m.  
  • Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 7:03 p.m.  
  • Game 3, Monday, Oct. 31, at Philadelphia, 7:03 p.m.  
  • Game 4, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Philadelphia, 7:03 p.m.  
  • x-Game 5, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Philadelphia, 7:03 p.m.  
  • x-Game 6, Friday, Nov. 4, at Houston, 7:03 p.m.   
  • x-Game 7, Saturday, Nov. 5, at Houston, 7:03 p.m. 

Where is the 2022 World Series being performed?  

Game 1 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies is being performed at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The ballpark is positioned at 501 Crawford St, Houston.

The roof will likely be closed for Game 1 and certain for Game 2. Major League Baseball makes that call throughout the World Series.

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Who is pitching Game 1 World Series?

Aaron Nola begins for the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies and Justin Verlander will likely be on the mound for the American League champion Houston Astros. This season, Nola was 11-13, with a 3.25 ERA, .96 WHIP, and 235 strikeouts, whereas  Verlander was 18-4, with a 1.75 ERA, .83 WHIP, and 185 strikeouts.

What you’ll want to know in case you are heading to the recreation

World Series Game 1 preview

The Houston Astros are 106-56 total and 55-26 in house video games. Astros hitters have a collective .423 slugging share to rank fifth in MLB.

The Philadelphia Phillies are gone 40-41 on the highway and 87-75 total. The Phillies have the third-ranked workforce slugging share in the NL at .421.

The groups meet Friday for the fourth time this season. The Astros received the common season collection 2-1.

Top performers

Alex Bregman has 38 doubles, 23 house runs and 93 RBI whereas hitting .259 for the Astros. Yuli Gurriel is 13-for-39 with two house runs over the previous 10 video games. Jeremy Peña pas been clutch all through the postseason, hitting .303 with three house runs, together with the game-winner in Game 3 of the ALDS towards Seattle.

Kyle Schwarber leads the Phillies with 70 additional base hits (21 doubles, three triples and 46 house runs). Bryce Harper is 18-for-40 with six doubles, 5 house runs and 11 RBI over the previous 10 video games.

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Last 10 video games

Astros: 9-1, .251 batting common, 1.73 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs

Phillies: 8-2, .245 batting common, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs


Astros: Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)

Phillies: Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-Day IL (elbow), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Odds for Game 1

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -168, Phillies +143; over/below is 6 1/2 runs

Top World Series headlines

A fast take a look at a few of the headlines main into the World Series:

Pre-game festivities

Six-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and Black Pumas co-founder Eric Burton will sing the Star Spangled Banner earlier than Game 1. 

In honor of the Astros’ celebration of 60 years {of professional} baseball in Houston, legendary Astros outfielder, 2022 Astros Hall of Fame inductee and key contributor in the 1980 NLCS vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, Terry Puhl, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch, the workforce mentioned in a launch.

United States Olympic gold medalist and Houston native Simone Biles will make the “play ball” name earlier than the recreation begins.  

Full listing of pre-game festivities 

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