Astros vs Rays, 5:37 PM PDT, TV: TBS
This is a matchup of two guys who were teammates in 2017 and combined for the win in Game Seven of the World Series that year. McCullers hopes he lasts longer than the 2 1/3 innings he did then. He struck out 11 over seven innings in Game Two, but he’s also given up five home runs in his eleven innings this postseason. Morton is 2-0 this postseason and went five shutout innings in Game Two.
Plenty of World Series history occurred on October 17, including the Loma Prieta earthquake which killed 63 people, flattened the Embarcadero Freeway and interrupted the 1989 Series between the As and Giants.
Braves vs Dodgers, 1:30 PM PDT, TV: FS1
RHP Walker Buehler goes for the Dodgers, LHP Max Fried for the Braves. This is a replay of the Game One matchup, in which Buehler went five innings, giving up one run on three hits. Unfortunately for him and the Dodgers, Fried went six innings, giving up only one run on four hits. The Dodgers lost that game when Blake Treinen and Jake McGee gave up four runs on two HRs in the ninth inning.
Here’s Will Smith’s AB against Will Smith, which the Dodgers’ Smith ultimately won:
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1978 The Yankees capture their twenty-second and second consecutive World Championship, beating Los Angeles with a 7-2 victory at Dodger Stadium. Playoff hero Bucky Dent, who collects ten hits in the six-game series, is named the Fall Classic’s Most Valuable Player.
- 2000 David Justice’s three-run homer propels the Yankees to their record 37th American League pennant in a come-from-behind victory over the Mariners, 9-7. The Bronx Bombers’ will face the Mets in the Fall Classic, setting up the first Subway Series in New York in 44 years when they faced the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956.