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Nationals vs. Astros: What to Watch for in Game 6 of the World Series

The Houston Astros will host the Washington Nationals for Game 6 of the 2019 World Series. Houston holds a three-games-to-two advantage in the Series and could clinch its second championship in three years with a win tonight.

The game, scheduled for 8:07 p.m. Eastern, will be broadcast on Fox and can be streamed online at FoxSports.com.

  • The Astros have won three straight games, and many people — including Las Vegas oddsmakers — are assuming they will finish the job, perhaps as early as tonight in Game 6. But an alternate ending is not too far-fetched: Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer (if he’s healthy) shut down the Astros — as they did in Games 1 and 2 in Houston — and are named co-M.V.P.s of a wacky World Series in which the home team wins every game.

  • Justin Verlander has pitched a season’s worth of games in the postseason since 2006, making 29 starts and one relief appearance, going 14-10 with a 3.35 E.R.A. That is no small sample size. A less illustrative sample is his World Series record: He is 0-5 in six World Series starts with a 5.73 E.R.A., including a Game 2 loss to Washington at home. His only World Series no-decision was Houston’s 11-inning win against the Dodgers in Game 2, 2017, and he left that game in the sixth inning trailing, 3-1.

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