2019 World Series: Where to Watch Astros vs. Nationals Game 5, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Alex Bregman is back and so are the Houston Astros. The Astros third baseman had the best game of his World Series so far, hitting a single in the first inning and then a grand slam in the seventh, as Houston thrashed the Nationals 8-1 in Washington on Saturday night to level the Fall Classic at 2-2.

Houston arrived in the nation's capital on Friday facing the prospect of being swept after losing both of its first two games at home, but two convincing wins in Washington have put the Nationals' party on hold.

The Astros took a 2-0 lead in the first inning—with Bregman scoring a go-ahead single—and then scored two more runs in the top of the fourth, before Washington pulled one back in the bottom of the sixth.

Any hopes of a comeback, however, were firmly quashed in the seventh, when Bregman homered with the bases loaded to extend his team's lead to 8-1.

The 25-year-old, who began the World Series as the favorite to be named MVP, had struggled for form in the first three games of the series but his performance in Game 4 was an ominous warning for the Nationals.

Washington looked set to win a first World Series after winning Game 1 and Game 2 in Houston but the momentum has suddenly shifted back towards the Astros and Bregman relished the back-and-forth nature of the contest.

"This is what it's all about," he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. "This is a beautiful thing. It's two teams battling it out. They've got great pitching, great offenses. It's been fun so far, and just want to keep it rolling."

ALEX. BREGMAN. GRAND. SLAM. pic.twitter.com/wWV5ac6XAN

— MLB (@MLB) October 27, 2019

While Bregman's exploits with the bat caught the eye, Houston had rookie Jose Urquidy to thank. The 24-year-old Mexican had never pitched above Class A before this year, but sent down five innings on Saturday night, giving up just two hits and striking out four batters.

Heralded as a pitching contest for the ages, starting pitchers on both sides had so far failed to live up to the hype. Urquidy, who was only announced as starter after Game 3, bucked the trend, despite not boasting the same household name of some of his teammates.

"From the very beginning I thought he was calm, I thought he was in control of his stuff," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "His fastball had a little extra life to it. It's had good life this postseason. And then he just came up with big pitch after big pitch."

Here's all you need to know ahead of Game 5.

Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros hits a grand slam home run against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning in Game Four of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 26 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty

When and where is Game 5?

Game 5 of the 2019 World Series is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET.

Who are the starting pitchers?

The starting pitchers from Game 1 will feature again in Game 5, with Gerrit Cole taking the ball for the Houston Astros and Max Scherzer starting for the Washington Nationals.

For the first time, the Fall Classic features five of the top 10 pitchers in strikeouts during the regular season, as well as six of the top 20 pitchers in terms of ERA for the first time since 1945, but Cole and Scherzer struggled in Game 1.

The duo combined to allow seven runs and 13 hits over their 12 innings as the Astros ace saw his 19-game winning streak come to an end after 25 starts.

TV channel

The World Series is broadcast exclusively by Fox.

Live stream

Live stream will be available via Fox's digital platforms and via the Fox Sports GO app, as well as fuboTV.

Game 5 odds

With the series finely balanced at 2-2 it's no surprise to see bookmakers expect Game 5 to be a close affair. According to Oddschecker, the Astros are a one-run favorite and 91/100 to cover the spread, while the Nationals are 13/10 underdogs.

The over/under line in terms of total runs scored is set at 9.5.