The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros have been the best teams in baseball all season long. The two got through the playoffs and will now open up the World Series on Tuesday at 8:09 PM ET in Los Angeles.
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The Astros will send Dallas Keuchel (2-1, 2.60 ERA) to the mound. He lasted just 4.2 innings in his last start, which was a 5-0 road loss to the New York Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS. Keuchel allowed four runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and a walk. The 2015 AL Cy Young winner has never faced the Dodgers before.
The Dodgers counter with Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 3.63 ERA), who got the win in his last start – an 11-1 rout of the Chicago Cubs on the road, which closed out the NLCS. Over six innings, Kershaw gave up a run on three hits with five strikeouts and a walk. The three-time NL Cy Young winner (and 2014 MVP) has faced the Astros eight times, going 3-2 with a 2.38 ERA.
The two teams last met in August 2015, with the Astros scoring a three-game sweep at home. Overall, the two have split their last 10 meetings. Seven games fell under the posted total.
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