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Benjamin Hoffman

ImageHouston’s Luis Garcia struck out two batters in the first.
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Luis Garcia’s shimmy was in full impact to start out the sport and Houston’s starter regarded terrific.

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He began by getting Eddie Rosario to line out to proper on a slick diving catch by Kyle Tucker that robbed Rosario of additional bases. Jorge Soler, who’s in Freddie Freeman’s customary No. 2 gap tonight, labored a full depend however struck out on a cutter that darted out of the zone.

With two outs, Freeman got here up, and Garcia was electrical, placing out the 2020 National League Most Valuable Player on three pitches.

Alan Blinder

We’ve seen the primary pitch of Game 6 right here in Houston: Luis Garcia’s providing to Eddie Rosario was a four-seam fastball for a strike.

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Alan Blinder

Atlanta is the 69th workforce in World Series historical past to have a lead of three video games to 2. Most of these groups — 45 — in the end received the collection. (Atlanta’s 1995 workforce was considered one of them. The 2017 Astros had been one other.)

Scott Miller

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HOUSTON — Since breaking his proper leg whereas beginning Game 1 in Houston, Atlanta right-hander Charlie Morton has not been seen since. And Atlanta Manager Brian Snitker confirmed earlier than Game 6 that Morton didn’t journey to Texas with the workforce, as a substitute remaining at residence.

“He’s not allowed to fly,” Snitker stated. “I hate it for Charlie that he couldn’t come, but he physically couldn’t, wasn’t able to come with us.”

Morton fractured his proper fibula in Game 1. Yuli Gurriel hit a tough smash up the center that ricocheted off Morton’s shin. Morton remained within the recreation, getting two extra outs within the second inning after which placing out Jose Altuve to start out the third. But he was in apparent ache after the ultimate pitch to Altuve and X-rays later revealed the fracture. The workforce contended the fracture was not seen on an X-ray between the innings.

There has been loads of debate since whether or not Morton had stayed within the recreation on a damaged leg, or whether or not Gurriel’s shot compromised the leg after which the fracture occurred someday later. Either method, Atlanta held on to win the sport.

Alan Blinder

For simply the second time this postseason, the roof is open right here in Houston. The Astros received Game 2 of the World Series, the opposite time throughout this playoff run that Minute Maid Park was open-air. It’s a transparent, cool night time right here, with a really gentle wind to this point.

Credit…Annie Mulligan for The New York Times
Scott Miller

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HOUSTON — Atlanta dropped second baseman Ozzie Albies from third to seventh in tonight’s Game 6 lineup and first baseman Freddie Freeman from second to 3rd in opposition to Astros right-hander Luis Garcia.

It is the primary time on this World Series that the switch-hitting Albies has not batted third, and that the left-handed Freeman has not batted second. Albies is struggling in opposition to Houston, hitting .167 (3 for 18) with a .286 on-base proportion.

“Just change the look, which we do a lot over the course of the year,” Atlanta Manager Brian Snitker stated, explaining that he needed Jorge Soler, who’s batting second behind leadoff man Eddie Rosario, “to split the lefties, if nothing else. I don’t think it matters to Freddie whether he hits two or three. He’s going to get up in the first inning regardless. I think Jorge has been having some really good at-bats. And it just kind of balances things out a little bit.”

Albies hit solely .235 batting lefty in opposition to right-handed pitchers this season. Batting right-handed in opposition to lefties, he hit .323.

Scott Miller

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HOUSTON — Part of the rationale the Astros are beginning Luis Garcia in Game 6 on brief relaxation, quite than working again Jose Urquidy after his one-inning, 14-pitch outing in Game 5 on Sunday, is due to what they noticed within the American League Championship Series in opposition to Boston.

Nathan Eovaldi began Game 2 for the Red Sox on Oct. 16, then threw 24 pitches whereas getting two outs in reduction on Oct. 19 (whereas surrendering 4 runs). He then got here again to start out Game 6 on Oct. 22. Eovaldi, who had held Houston to a few runs and 5 hits over 5 and a 3rd innings in his Game 2 begin, was the dropping pitcher in Game 6 regardless of permitting just one run and 5 hits over 4 and a 3rd innings.

Houston was taking notes.

“He wasn’t quite as sharp on that start after his bullpen day,” Houston Manager Dusty Baker stated. “So you sort of take a page from other people’s groups. You tend to know your personnel.”

Baker famous that Eovaldi lasted solely 63 pitches in Game 6 after throwing 81 in Game 2.

“So you had all those things in there,” Baker stated, earlier than including about Garcia: “If it works, it’s great. If not, he’ll probably get criticized. But you’ve got to do what’s best that you think for the team and for the player.”

Alan Blinder

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Atlanta’s beginning pitcher tonight is Max Fried, who misplaced Game 2. He gave up six runs, 5 of them earned, and had a misery-filled second inning.

But he pitched effectively, with the field rating being extra a casualty of an error and the baseball discovering holes quite than any egregious errors by the person on the mound.

“I’m having a hard time convincing myself that he struggled,” Atlanta Manager Brian Snitker stated after Game 2, which Houston received, 7-2. “The second inning, when they scored, it was kind of a weird inning, you know what I mean? It wasn’t like he was getting banged around. Balls found holes, checked swings, we threw a ball away.”

Fried was much less forgiving of himself.

“You got to do everything you can to keep the crooked number off the scoreboard,” stated Fried, who famous that Houston had appeared prepared for the fastball he ordinarily makes use of to attempt to get grounders. “At the end of the day, they put up four runs in that inning. You need to do better next time, just making pitches, getting out of it.”

When he spoke to reporters on Monday, Fried stated that whereas he anticipated to tweak his method as Tuesday’s recreation progressed, folks shouldn’t anticipate something near an overhaul.

“It’s just sticking with your strengths, pitching my game and really just trusting what we see with our eyes,” he stated. “We’re going to make adjustments. At this time of year, it’s about just getting outs. So whatever we can do to get outs is what the plan of attack is going to be.”

Alan Blinder

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The Astros want to break a protracted streak in Major League Baseball: Since the 2013 Boston Red Sox clinched at Fenway Park, no workforce has locked up the World Series on its residence area.

Really.

In 2019, when the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros for the title, they not solely did not win the World Series at residence, they by no means received a single recreation in Washington.

Atlanta spoiled its probability to win a title earlier than its followers at Truist Park — the place, till Sunday, it was 7-0 this postseason — however Manager Brian Snitker stated he would in the end not thoughts the place his workforce received, if it did.

“I don’t care where we’re at,” he stated. “If we win the World Series, it doesn’t matter where it is. I’d have loved to have done it in front of our fans. Hopefully, we can do it the next couple of days.”

Benjamin Hoffman

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If Atlanta wins a championship tonight, it can occur and not using a key pinch-hitter, as Ehire Adrianza was positioned on the paternity checklist forward of Game 6 so he might attend the start of his little one.

Adrianza has not made a lot of an affect within the postseason — he’s 1 for 10 in 10 appearances. But his lone hit was a two-out double in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which got here one batter forward of Eddie Rosario’s game-changing (and largely collection clinching) three-run go-ahead homer off Walker Buehler.

During the common season, Adrianza appeared as a pinch-hitter in 72 video games and hit .250 (16 for 64) with three homers and 12 R.B.I. in these video games.

Adrianza was changed on Atlanta’s roster by Johan Camargo, who’s 0 for 4 this postseason.

Benjamin Hoffman

By now this could all really feel acquainted, even with the World Series shifting again to Houston for Game 6 tonight (and probably Game 7 on Wednesday).

  • Who: The Atlanta Braves vs. the Houston Astros

  • What: Game 6 of the 117th World Series

  • When: 8:09 p.m. Eastern time

  • Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston

  • Watch: The recreation can be broadcast by Fox and will be streamed on FoxSports.com in addition to streaming providers like FuboTV, Hulu Live and YouTube TV.

  • What’s at stake: With Atlanta main the collection, three video games to 2, the Braves are a win away from the franchise’s first championship since 1995. A Houston win would drive a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday night time because the Astros search their first title since 2017.

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