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When does the 2021 World Series start and who is playing in the Fall Classic?

The World Series gets started on Tuesday, October 26.

The World Series championship trophy during the World series ring ceremony prior to a baseball game during Opening Day between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals in Los Angeles on Friday, April 9, 2021. Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

The 2021 MLB season is fast coming to a close and we are less than two weeks away from having a World Series champion. The Fall Classic gets underway with Game 1 on Tuesday, October 26. Game 2 is the next day on Wednesday the 27th. There will be a travel on Thursday, then they will play up to three straight games on Friday through Sunday, with the third only if necessary. If the series goes beyond Game 5, Games 6 and 7 are scheduled for Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3.

2012 World Series: Braves vs. Astros

Home field advantage will go to the team with the better record. The Houston Astros will represent the American League with a record of 95-67. Atlanta defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS in six games on Saturday. The The Braves are 88-73, so Houston gets HFA in the World Series.

The Dodgers are the defending champs, having beaten the Tampa Bay Rays in six games last year. The year prior, the Washington Nationals beat the Astros.

Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros World Series schedule

Game 1: Braves at Astros, Tuesday, October 26th, 8:09 p.m. ET, FOX
Game 2: Braves at Astros, Wednesday, October 27th, 8:09 p.m. ET, FOX
Game 3: Astros at Braves, Friday, October 29th, 8:09 p.m. ET, FOX
Game 4: Astros at Braves, Saturday, October 30th, 8:09 p.m. ET, FOX
Game 5: Astros at Braves, Sunday, October 31st, 8:15 p.m. ET, FOX
Game 6: Braves at Astros, Tuesday, November 2nd, 8:09 p.m. ET, FOX
Game 7: Braves at Astros, Wednesday, November 3rd, 8:09 p.m. ET, FOX