For the first time since 2018, home fans were able to watch their team win a World Series game.
Just as the Braves piled on early in Game 1, the Astros jumped on Atlanta right from the get-go in Game 2. Jose Altuve scored following a leadoff double when Alex Bregman lifted a sacrifice fly; a huge four-run second inning, with RBIs coming on hits from Jose Siri, Martin Maldonado and Michael Brantley, put Houston out to a commanding 5-1 lead.
The Astros tacked on two more runs later in the game, and the Braves never could catch back up as Houston evened the series at one win each with a 7-2 victory on Wednesday.
While the Astro bats came out in force, it was also a strong start by Jose Urquidy that helped quiet an Atlanta offense that scored six in Game 1. Urquidy pitched five innings and allowed just two runs on six hits while striking out five. His counterpart, Max Fried, allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six.
Atlanta was quick to match Altuve’s run in the first, but Houston exploded in the second, due in part to some defensive miscues by the Braves. With runners on the corners, center fielder Jose Siri dribbled an infield single that allowed a run to score that gave Houston the 2-1 lead. Then, catcher Martin Maldonado rolled a grounder into left that scored the runner from second. On the play, left fielder Eddie Rosario tried to throw out Siri advancing to third, but no one was covering the bag. The throw caromed around the dugout fencing to the backstop before it was stopped, allowing Siri to score. A single from Michael Brantley later in the inning added to Houston’s advantage and made it a 5-1 game.
The Braves added another run in the fifth, but a fielder’s choice in the sixth allowed Houston to score one more. Altuve led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo shot to put the Astros up 7-2.
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The series will have a travel day on Thursday as the two teams make their way to Atlanta for the next three games. Luis Garcia will start Game 3 for Houston, and Ian Anderson will be on the hill for Atlanta.
Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Astros vs. Braves in the 2021 World Series. Follow below for complete results from Game 2 on Wednesday night:
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Astros vs. Braves results, highlights from 2021 World Series
11:20 p.m.: Swanson strikes out swinging, and the Astros have evened the series at a game a piece.
11:19 p.m.: d’Arnaud grounds out to first, and there is one out remaining in Game 6.
11:17 p.m.: Duvall flies out to left to get the ninth inning underway.
11:16 p.m.: Kendall Graveman comes out of the bullpen to try and finish off Game 2.
11:13 p.m. End of Eighth: Altuve is also called out looking as Wright strikes out the side. Braves will bat with their last chance before the series returns to Atlanta.
11:11 p.m.: Strike three looking for Maldonado, and there’s two away in the bottom of the eighth.
11:09 p.m.: Kyle Wright starts his evening with a swinging strikeout of Jose Siri.
11:06 p.m. End Top Eighth: Pederson doesn’t like the call, but he’s down looking at strike three to end the top of the eighth.
11:04 p.m.: Deep fly to left had just about everyone in the park fooled except Brantley, who makes the catch for the second out.
11:01 p.m.: Pressley catches Riley looking on a slider near the top of the zone for strike three.
10:59 p.m.: Albies takes a leadoff walk.
10:57 p.m.: Ryan Pressly is the new pitcher for the Astros.
10:53 p.m. End of Seventh: Smyly strikes out Gurriel to leave the bases loaded.
10:51 p.m.: Tucker walks and the bases are now loaded for Gurriel.
10:49 p.m.: Alvarez moves up to second on a wild pitch.
10:47 p.m.: Correa flies out to center, though it is deep enough to allow Brantley to advance to third. Runners on the corners, two away, for Tucker.
10:45 p.m.: Alvarez is just nicked by a pitch to reach first, giving Correa a chance to bat with runners on first and second with only one out.
10:44 p.m.: Bregman grounds it to third, which keeps Brantley at second.
10:42 p.m.: Brantley keeps rolling as he picks up his second hit of the game, this one a double into right-center.
10:40 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: First pitch for Drew Smyly is launched into left field by Altuve. Astros extend lead to 7-2.
10:36 p.m. End Top Seventh: Freeman grounds out into the shift to end the inning. Astros need to get six more outs to even the series.
10:35 p.m.: Rosario flies out to center, and Swanson has to retreat to first with two away now.
10:30 p.m.: After a walk to Swanson, Phil Maton is coming in to face the top of the order.
10:26 p.m.: Javier gets d’Arnaud swinging for the first out of the seventh.
10:22 p.m. End of Sixth: Jesse Chavez comes in and gets Maldonado to pop out to short to end the inning and keep the runners right where they are.
10:17 p.m.: Dylan Lee picks up the out with a strikeout of Siri, but it will be the last batter he faces with Maldonado coming up.
10:13 p.m.: Tucker and Gurriel pull off the double steal as Tucker beats the throw to third on the slide.
10:13 p.m.: Officials stay with the call and Tucker and Gurriel are safe at first and second with only one out.
10:11 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: Swanson fields the grounder and gets it over to Albies, but Albies loses the ball on the transfer trying to turn the double play. The call on the field is that Albies never had control of the ball and that Tucker is safe at second, but it’s under review. Astros extend lead to 6-2.
10:10 p.m.: Tucker grounds it out to second, and Albies is able to get the force at second, but they’re not able to turn the double play. One away now for Gurriel.
10:05 p.m.: A walk to Alvarez and a single to left by Correa has the Astros threatening again with no one out. Brian Snitker comes out to take the ball from Fried.
9:59 p.m. End Top Sixth: Javier escapes the jam by getting Duvall to pop out to Bregman in foul territory.
9:56 p.m.: Pederson lifts one straight up to center for a shallow flyout to center.
9:53 p.m.: Soler lines a double to left to give Pederson a chance to bat with a runner in scoring position and one away.
9:52 p.m.: The Astros hand the ball to Cristian Javier, who starts his appearance out with a strikeout of Riley. Urquidy finishes his night with two earned runs allowed on six hits with no walks over five innings. He struck out seven.
9:47 p.m. End of Fifth: On to the sixth as Fried keeps rolling with another 1-2-3 inning by getting Bregman to chase a low slider for strike three.
9:45 p.m.: Brantley goes down swinging for another strikeout for Fried.
9:43 p.m.: Altuve hits a hard grounder to third, and Riley throws him out to make it eight in a row set down by Fried.
9:39 p.m. End Top Fifth: Albies grounds it sharply to Gurriel, who steps on first for the third out.
9:38 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: Freeman singles to left to drive in d’Arnaud from third. Braves cut into the deficit. Astros still lead 5-2.
9:36 p.m.: Rosario grounds out to Correa, playing just to the right of second on the shift, which will move d’Arnaud up to third with two away.
9:35 p.m.: Passed ball allows d’Arnaud to move up to second.
9:33 p.m.: Swanson strikes out swinging on a slider. Urquidy is up to seven Ks so far tonight.
9:31 p.m.: d’Arnaud now has a multi-hit game as he singles up the middle to lead off the inning.
9:27 p.m. End of Fourth: Another 1-2-3 inning for Fried, who has set down seven batters in a row since giving up the RBI single to Brantley.
9:26 p.m.: Fried gets Siri to chase a 74 mph curveball down low for his third strikeout of the game.
9:23 p.m.: Gurriel flies out to left for the first out of the inning.
9:20 p.m. End Top Fourth: Duvall flies out to right and the inning is over. Urquidy keeps holding the Braves’ bats quiet.
9:18 p.m.: Pederson goes down swinging for the second out.
9:16 p.m.: Urquidy gets Soler swinging on the breaking ball for first out of the inning.
9:12 p.m. End of Third: Fried works a 1-2-3 inning after the four-run spot in the fourth as he gets Tucker to pop out to second.
9:10 p.m.: Correa grounds out to short.
9:09 p.m.: The third base umpire says Alvarez went around on strike three for the first out.
9:04 p.m. End Top Third: Duvall flies out to center as Urquidy wraps up the third on seven pitches.
9:04 p.m.: Albies grounds out to short and Urquidy is rolling through the third.
9:02 p.m.: Freeman starts the second with a grounder to second in the shift for the first out.
8:59 p.m. End of Second: Bregman grounds to third to finally end the inning, but not before four runs come across.
8:58 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: Brantley singles through the right side and Houston is really piling on now. Astros extend lead to 5-1.
8:55 p.m.: Altuve flies out to center, but it’s not deep enough for Maldonado to score. Brantley up trying to add to the Astros’ advantage.
8:53 p.m.: A wild pitch by Fried allows Maldonado to move up to third.
8:51 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: Maldonado singles through the left side that scores Gurriel. Rosario tries to throw to third and get Siri trying to move up, but no one is at third and the errant throw allows Siri to score and Maldonado to reach second. Astros extend lead to 4-1.
8:48 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: The speedy Siri dribbles a slow-roller to second that allows Tucker to score. Siri beats the throw to first as the Astros have one away with Martin Maldonado due up. Astros take a 2-1 lead.
8:47 p.m.: Gurriel grounds one just to the right of second base against the shift and Tucker advances to third. Astros have runners on the corners for Jose Siri.
8:46 p.m.: Kyle Tucker reaches with a base hit up the middle.
8:44 p.m.: Fried gets Correa swinging on the curveball for the first out.
8:40 p.m. End Top Second: Rosario hits a hard liner to Yuli Gurriel over at first, but he gets the glove up to snag it for the third out.
8:39 p.m.: Dansby Swanson ropes a hard grounder over to short that bounces over the glove of Carlos Correa at short to reach with a two-out single.
8:38 p.m. Braves’ scoring play: Travis d’Arnaud’s first homer of the postseason is a big one as he sends the 3-2 pitch from Urquidy on a line into the Crawford Boxes to tie the game. Braves tie the game at 1-1.
8:36 p.m.: Adam Duvall flies out to Jose Siri in center for the second out.
8:35 p.m.: Urquidy keeps it rolling, striking out Joc Pedeson to start the top of the second.
8:31 p.m. End of First: Yordan Alvarez grounds one to Freeman, who flips over to Fried for the out at first.
8:29 p.m. Astros’ scoring play: Alex Bregman lifts one to center deep enough to allow Altuve to score. Houston has its first lead of the series. Astros take a 1-0 lead.
8:26 p.m.: A deep flyout to center from Michael Brantley allows Altuve to move up to third with one away.
8:24 p.m.: Jose Altuve gets the Astros started off with a double down the left field line.
8:19 p.m. End Top First: Another strikeout for Urquidy as he gets Soler swinging to strand the pair on base.
8:16 p.m.: Austin Riley lines a base hit to right and the Braves are in action with two outs and Jorge Soler due up.
8:14 p.m.: Ozzie Albies keeps picking up the infield hits. He dribbles one up the third base line against the shift that stays just inside the line for a hit.
8:13 p.m.: Freddie Freeman is caught looking at a fastball away for strike three.
8:11 p.m.: Jose Urquidy gets Rosario to go down swinging on a changeup for the first out. No leadoff homer tonight.
8:09 p.m.: First pitch is a 93 mph fastball right by Eddie Rosario for a strike.
7:40 p.m.: Here’s a look at the starting lineups for Game 2.
World Series start time today
- Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27
- Time: 8:09 p.m. ET
The first pitch between the Astros and Braves is set to be thrown out at 8:09 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
How to watch the 2021 World Series
- TV channel (U.S.): Fox
- TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet
- Live stream: fuboTV
All the World Series games will be broadcast on Fox in the United States, and on Sportsnet in Canada. On the Fox broadcast, Joe Buck will handle play-by-play with John Smoltz providing analysis in the booth. Reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will report from field level.
Streamers can find the game on the Fox Sports Go app, or by using fuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial.
World Series schedule 2021
|Date||Game||Start time||TV channel|
|Tuesday, Oct. 26||Braves 6, Astros 2|
|Wednesday, Oct. 27||Astros 7, Braves 2|
|Friday, Oct. 29||Astros at Braves, Game 3||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Saturday, Oct. 30||Astros at Braves, Game 4||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Sunday, Oct. 31||Astros at Braves, Game 5*||8:15 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Tuesday, Nov. 2||Braves at Astros, Game 6*||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Wednesday, Nov. 3||Braves at Astros, Game 7*||8:09 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|