World Series 2019: What days, what times, what channel, how to watch

The History of the World Series

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals will face off in the 2019 World Series, starting with two games at Houston's Minute Maid Park before the teams head to Nationals Park in D.C.

Want to follow all the action in the best-of-seven series? Here's what you need to know:

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When and where are the games?

Major League Baseball has released the following dates and start times for the Fall Classic:

  • Game 1: Washington at Houston, 8:08 p.m. EDT Oct. 22
  • Game 2: Washington at Houston, 8:07 p.m. EDT Oct. 23
  • Game 3: Houston at Washington, 8:07 p.m. EDT Oct. 25
  • Game 4: Houston at Washington, 8:07 p.m. EDT Oct. 26
  • Game 5 (if needed): Houston at Washington, 8:07 p.m. EDT Oct. 27
  • Game 6 (if needed): Washington at Houston, 8:07 p.m. EDT Oct. 29
  • Game 7 (if needed): Washington at Houston, 8:08 p.m. EDT Oct. 30

What channel?

Fox will televise the series. Fans also can tune in via ESPN Radio.

What do I need to know about the teams?

The Astros are no stranger to the playoffs, making appearances in four of the last five postseasons and winning the championship in 2017, according to ESPN.

"We're going back, to #TakeItBack!!" the team tweeted early Sunday.

Washington, meanwhile, is hoping to win the World Series for the first time in Expos/Nationals franchise history, despite appearing in five of the last eight postseasons, The Associated Press reported. The city hasn't had a team make it to the series since 1933, when the Washington Senators faced – and lost to – the New York Giants, according to MLB.com.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.