What you need to know about the World Series: schedule, pitching matchups, TV info and betting line

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HOUSTON ASTROS VS. LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Tuesday, Oct. 24: Astros (LHP Dallas Keuchel, 2-1, 2.60 ERA postseason; 14-5, 2.90 ERA regular season) at Dodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 2-0, 3.63 ERA postseason; 18-4, 2.31 ERA regular season), 8:09 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Astros (RHP Justin Verlander, 4-0, 1.46 ERA postseason; 15-8, 3.36 ERA regular season) at Dodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 0-0, 3.00 ERA postseason; 12-8, 3.32 ERA regular season), 8:09 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27: Dodgers (RHP Yu Darvish, 2-0, 1.59 ERA postseason; 10-12, 3.86 regular season) at Astros, 8:09 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Dodgers at Astros, 8:09 p.m.

x-Sunday, Oct. 29: Dodgers at Astros, 8:16 p.m.

x-Tuesday, Oct. 31: Astros at Dodgers, 8:09 p.m.

x-Wednesday, Nov. 1: Astros at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.

Note: Best-of-7; x-if necessary

TV: All games on chs. 45, 5 starting at 8 p.m. Joe Buck and John Smoltz will call the games along with field reporters Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal.

Media Day: MLB.com and the MLB.com At Bat App will live-stream batting practice and podium interviews Monday featuring Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (scheduled for 7:30 p.m.), Astros manager A.J. Hinch (8:45 p.m.) and Game 1 starters Kershaw (7:45 p.m.) and Keuchel (9 p.m.). The Dodgers' workout begins at 8 p.m., and the Astros’ at 9:30 p.m.

Odds: The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas has the Dodgers as -140 favorites to win the Series and the Astros as +120 underdogs.

O’s angle: This is the first time two teams with at least 100 regular-season wins (Dodgers 104, Astros 101) have faced each other in the Series since the Orioles (108) Cincinnati Reds (102) met in 1970. We all know how that turned out.

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