What You Need To Know About Astros At Dodgers World Series Game 7

Tuesday, the Dodgers staved off elimination with a 3-1 victory in Game 6, forcing a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Justin Verlander pitched well for the Astros, giving up two runs over six innings. However, those runs turned out to be the difference in a low scoring contest, which was quite a contrast from the 13-12 Game 5 thriller, Sunday night in Houston.

The decisive game features a rematch of Game 3, with Yu Darvish going for the Dodgers and Lance McCullers Jr. taking the hill for the Astros. Neither pitched great in Houston, where Darvish got a quick hook upon giving up four runs in 1.2 innings. McCullers got the win, amid giving up three runs over 5.1 innings.

This will be the Dodger franchise’s sixth World Series winner-take-all game and first since the 1965 Fall Classic. The first four Game 7's occurred when the team called Brooklyn home. In that 1965 contest (Dodgers moved to LA in 1958), Sandy Koufax famously shut out the Twins on just two days rest.

Remarkably, this marks the first World Series Game 7 in the 55-year history of Dodger Stadium, along with the Astros first-ever World Series Game 7 in franchise history.

Wednesday night will be the 39th World Series Game 7, with home teams surprisingly posting just a 19-19 record, including losses by the Royals in 2014 and Indians last season. Prior to 2014, home teams had won seven straight Game 7’s.

The way this classic World Series has gone, this could be another game for the ages.