The World Series already has defined rivals. In the American League are the Houston Astros. A team that has been to 4 of the last 6 World Series (2017, 2019, 2021, 2022) and for the National League will be the Philadelphia Phillies, a team that returns to the Series for the first time since 2009 when they lost to the New York Yankees.
The World Series will begin on Friday, October 28 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, after being the team with the best record during the regular season. The series will be with the first two meetings in Houston.
He will then move to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia for two games (and a third if necessary) and would move to Houston if necessary. This World Series is defined by the first team to win 4 games.
The Houston Astros are perfect in the postseason. In the first series against the Seattle Mariners they were one out away from losing the first game, when Yordan Álvarez hit a walk-off home run.
They won all 3 games against Seattle and then they swept the New York Yankees in 4 games who had no response to the strong pitching of the Texans and their pitchers didn’t stop the Astros’ offense.
The Phillies arrived as one of the surprise teams and without being the favorites for the postseason after more than a decade without reaching the Playoffs. In the first series they defeated the leaders of the Central Division, the San Luis Cardinals.
Then they eliminated the Atlanta Braves, who were the champions after their title in 2021. And finally they defeated the San Diego Padres who came as a great candidate after removing the Dodgers from Los Angeles.
Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins have more than 10 home runs so far this season, a sign that they are on fire and ready for the World Series, which will be unprecedented since it is the first time that both teams have met in a final. Only once did they meet in the postseason, during the 1980 ALCS, which the Phillies won in 5 games.
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