What’s better than a Game 7 to decide who goes to the World Series? Two Game 7s to decide who goes to the World Series.
The winner of tonight’s deciding NLCS game between the Dodgers and the Braves will go on to face the Rays, who avoided the catastrophe of blowing a 3-0 series lead with a 4-2 win over the Astros on Saturday.
The Braves held a 3-1 series lead after four games, but the Dodgers have rallied back to even the series. Starting on the mound for LA is rookie Dustin May, who will likely be kept on a short leash after throwing two innings in Friday’s Game 5. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also has starters David Gonsolin (threw 88 pitches on Tuesday) and Julio Urias (101 pitches on Wednesday) available to pitch in the early innings, allowing him to preserve his bullpen arms for the later innings.
Atlanta will also start a rookie on the mound, with Ian Anderson getting the nod. Anderson is unbeaten and has yet to allow a run in three postseason starts, racking up 22 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings. He threw four innings in Tuesday’s Game 2, allowing just one hit while striking out five, though he did issue five walks.
Tonight will be the first time in MLB history two opposing rookies have started on the mound in a postseason winner-take-all game.
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Dodgers vs. Braves score
Dodgers vs. Braves live updates, highlights from NLCS Game 7
8:18 p.m. — Acuna steals on the first pitch to Freddie Freeman and now he’s in scoring position.
8:17 p.m. — Dustin May walks Ronald Acuna Jr. on four pitches and the Braves have the leadoff man on first to start the game.
(Updates will begin at 8:15 p.m. ET)
Dodgers vs. Braves start time
- First pitch: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel: Fox, FS1
- Live stream: Fox Sports Live, fuboTV
Game 7 between the Dodgers and Braves is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast nationally on Fox and Fox Sports 1. You can also stream the NLCS finale on Fox Sports live or with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
World Series schedule 2020
The 2020 World Series will take place exclusively in Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. It’s the only postseason series in 2020 that has built-in off days, as well.
In years past, World Series first pitch usually occurs around 8:07 p.m. ET, so expect that for 2020.
|Date||Game||Start time||TV channel|
|Tuesday, Oct. 20||Game 1||8:09 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Wednesday, Oct. 21||Game 2||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Friday, Oct. 23||Game 3||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Saturday, Oct. 24||Game 4||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Sunday, Oct. 25||Game 5*||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Tuesday, Oct. 27||Game 6*||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Wednesday, Oct. 28||Game 7*||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox|