The 116th edition of the World Series gets underway on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the bookmakers' favorites to win a first World Series title since 1988, with the Tampa Bay Rays a slight underdog.
The Astros are only the second team in MLB history after the 2004 Boston Red Sox to force a series to Game 7 after trailing 3-0.
The Astros second baseman has committed three throwing errors in the last two ALCS games after racking up just one error in 47 postseason games up to this year.
The series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees is the only Division Series yet to be decided.
The last time the Houston Astros won a postseason series at Dodger Stadium was Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. The Astros won the ALDS Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, but with less "lively" fans in the stands.
The 2019 National League MVP pulled off an incredible play to keep the Dodgers ahead in Game 2 of the NL Division Series.
The Division Series matchups for the American League are set, while two spots remain up for grabs in the National League.
Three American League teams have already progressed to the Division Series, while the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in their series.
The expanded MLB postseason begins on Tuesday with Game 1 of the four American League Wild Card Series.
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers head into the Wild Card Series as the No. 1 seeds in the American League and the National League respectively.
Two playoff spots remain up for grabs in the American League while four berths are yet to be assigned in the National League.
After three months of difficult negotiations the MLB season is due to begin on July 23, with coronavirus still a major threat for baseball.
Washington Nationals duo Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross will sit out the season, along with Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake.
Under the agreement signed on March 26, the season will begin in late July and consist of 60 games with 10 teams qualifying for the playoffs.
The Nationals defeated the Astros in Game 7 in Houston to become the first team in World Series history to win four games on the road.
The Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-2 win in Houston to force the World Series to Game 7.
The Nationals have Max Scherzer back available for Game 7—and could Houston turn to Gerrit Cole after Zack Greinke?
Astros have won all three games in Washington and are now one win away from securing a second title in three years.
No team in the history of the World Series has ever won the title by winning all four games on the road.
The restaurateur got a rousing reception as he threw the ceremonial first pitch, but Donald Trump was loudly booed by fans at Nationals Park.
The Nationals look for a first World Series win in front of their fans on Sunday, when the capital hosts Game 5 of the Fall Classic with the series even at 2-2.
The Spanish-American chef has long criticized President Donald Trump's policies and their respective companies have sued each other before.
For only the second time since 1996 and for only the fifth in the history of the World Series both teams have won their first two road games.
The Fall Classic moves to Washington on Friday with the Nationals needing two wins to secure a first ever World Series title.
The last 10 teams to have taken a 2-0 lead in the World Series have gone on to win the Fall Classic and six of them have swept the series.
The Nationals took a surprise 1-0 lead in the series after winning Game 1 5-4 on Tuesday night thanks to Juan Soto's exploits.
The 115th edition of the World Series gets underway with Game 1 in Houston on Tuesday night as the Astros host the Nationals.
In Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke the Astros have arguably the most dominant pitchers in the MLB, but the Nationals have plenty of firepower in Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin.