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Astros vs Braves: times, TV channel, radio and how to watch World Series Game 1 online tonight

All the information you need on how and where to watch Game 1 of the 2021 World Series between the Astros and Braves at Minute Maid Park.

The Atlanta Braves take the field during the World Series Workout Day at Minute Maid Park on October 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

The Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves go head-to-head for the biggest prize in baseball when the World Series gets underway on Tuesday 26 October in Game 1 of the 2021 championship series at Minute Maid Park. The Astros are in the World Series for the third time in five years after winning the title in 2017 – not without a fair amount of controversy – before returning to the showpiece series in 2019 when they were beaten by the Washington Nationals. The Braves, meanwhile, are featuring in a World Series for the first time since 1999, when they were swept 4-0 by the Yankees.

Follow World Series Game 1 live

The two sides are no strangers having contested the National League Division Series five times from 1997-2005 over a nine-year span before the Astros moved to the American League. Overall, the Braves have won the World Series three times from nine appearances, while the Astros have just the one victory in three appearances, the 2017 series when they beat the LA Dodgers 4-3. Houston were subsequently handed a $5 million fine for gamesmanship after it emerged that employees used various tactics to gain an unfair advantage during the series.

The 117th World Series will get underway at Minute Maid Park with Houston hosting the opening two games, before the action moves to Truist Park for the next three games. If the series is still unresolved, it will move back to Houston for the remaining two games.

When is Game 1 and how can I watch it in the US?

Date: Tuesday, October 26

Time: 5:09 p.m. local time / 8:09 p.m. ET OR 2:09 a.m. CEST

Location: Minute Maid Park (Houston, Texas)

Astros-Braves on TV / radio / online

FOX holds the rights to broadcast all games for the 2021 baseball World Series. All games will be broadcast live nationwide on your local FOX affiliate across its sub-channels: FOX, FOX 4K, and FOX Sports.

Nevertheless, for those who have an HDTV antenna, you may watch the full event for free on channel 12.1.


ESPN Radio will be in charge this year of national live coverage of all games of the 2021 World Series.

Live stream

If you don’t have cable you can watch this year’s World Series on fuboTV or Hulu+ Live, which both offer a 7-day free trial. However, if you’ve burned out all free trial days for both streaming services, you may want to have a look at Sling TV which offers promotional prices to their subscription.

Meanwhile, for those who do have a cable, but you’d rather live stream the event you can watch the games with your cable provider login details at Fox Sports, which is also streaming the games live.

2021 MLB World Series on AS USA

Of course, any baseball fan will have noticed over recent months that AS USA has upped its coverage of the sport, bringing in specialists to entertain you and provide you with thoughtful insight. As part of our coverage you will be able to follow every single game of the World Series, from build-up all the way through to reactions, right here.


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