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When does the 2021 World Series start?

Four teams are still in with a shout of being crowned 2021 MLB champions as Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, LA Dodgers and Atlanta Braves look for a place in the World Series.

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When does the 2021 World Series start?
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Both Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros are in poll position to secure berths in the 2021 MLB World Series as they lead LA Dodgers and Boston Red Sox respectively with both Atlanta and Houston needing one more win to advance.

Braves on the cusp

The 17 time NL Pennant winners last won the World Series in 1995 and this was added to their collection of victories with the previous two wins coming back in 1957 when they were known as the Milwaukee Braves and before that in 1914 when the franchise was based in Boston.

The lead the Dodgers (and current MLB champions) 3-1 as they head to Game 5 in Los Angeles and will be motivated by their comprehensive 9-2 win in Game 4. The last time the Braves made it to the final (1999) they fell short losing to the NY Yankees.

MLB: NLCS-Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles DodgersOct 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario (8) hits a three run home run in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game four of the 2021 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros looking for World Series berth

Houston are also looking like a solid bet to advance to the final as they destroyed the Red Sox with a sweeping 9-1 win in front of a stunned Fenway Park crowd. They Astros now return to Texas for Game 5 where Dusty Baker will be confident his men can advance to the franchises fourth World Series with the Astros claiming their sole victory in 2017.

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When does the 2021 World Series start?

The 2021 World Series gets underway on 26 October and will be in a best of seven series with games scheduled for October 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 and 2, 3 November should the series go all the way.