2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
107-55, 1st in AL West
Scherzer breaks down Game 1 highlights (3:37)
Cole has up-and-down Game 1 (1:25)
Cole: 'I didn't have my A-game tonight' (1:29)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nationals steal Game 1 of the World Series in Houston, holding on late for a 5-4 win. The story before the game was the pitching matchup between Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole. But the offenses had their say tonight, with Juan Soto's three hits, including a homer and a double, contributing to Cole's first losing decision since May 22. Game 2 on Wednesday night.

Gurriel's double puts Astros up 2-0 (0:28)

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

From ESPN Stats & Info: The Astros are 19-1 when they score first with Gerrit Cole on the mound this year. The only loss was his first start March 29 at the Rays.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Upon completing their sweep of St. Louis in the NLCS, the Nationals are 16-2 in their last 18 games dating back to Sept. 23. The Nats enter the Series with a six-game win streak in this postseason dating back to Game 4 of the NLDS.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Esta es la 115a edición de la Serie Mundial: la Liga Americana lidera 66-48. La Liga Nacional ha ganado 5 de las últimas 9, y 7 de las últimas 12. La Liga Americana ha ganado 13 de 23 desde 1996, y 16 de 27 desde 1991.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

This is the 115th edition of the World Series: the American League leads, 66-48. The National League has won 5 of the last 9, and 7 of the last 12. The AL has won 13 of 23 since 1996, and 16 of 27 starting in 1991.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

AJ Hinch on not having a left-handed pitcher on the World Series against a Washington team featuring Juan Soto and other strong lefty bats: "It doesn't matter what I wish for. We have our roster and I love our roster."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A.J. Hinch on the reports of the incident in the Astros' clubhouse after they clinched the AL pennant: "It's unfortunate. It's uncalled for. ... I take everything that happens in the clubhouse to heart."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander perfectly sums up the value of previous World Series experience: "You know what to expect as far as the nerves and anxiousness, but that doesn't make it go away."

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MLB to look into claims against Astros executive

MLB says it will look into allegations that a Houston Astros executive forcefully shouted his support of closer Roberto Osuna, a past violator of the league's domestic violence policy, to a group of female reporters.

SI writer recalls 'startling' Osuna comments from Astros assistant GM (2:08)
Astros hoping their star power brings another World Series title (1:33)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Astros will carry 12 right-handed pitchers on their World Series roster — a small piece of good news for Juan Soto, who had a 1.000 OPS versus RHP and .850 versus LHP. Reliever Ryan Pressly, however, had a big reverse platoon split, holding lefties to a .124 average, so he could be the designated Soto guy out of the pen.


BBTN: World Series Game 1 Preview

How prepared will the Nationals be for tonight's Game 1 of the World Series? The Athletic's Brittany Ghiroli tells Buster whether the seven days off have helped or harmed this "team of destiny" (31:10). ESPN Radio's Dan Shulman also discusses the overwhelming amount of talent playing in this series, each team's readiness for baseball's biggest stage and his sense of Max Scherzer's demeanor ahead of tonight's start (7:48). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (25:06).

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.663rd
Quality Starts891st
Batting Average.2741st
On Base Percentage.3521st
Slugging Percentage.4951st