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

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Houston Astros in the World Series. (Oct. 23, 2017)

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.

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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

Clayton Kershaw, left, will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Dodgers, followed by former Oriole Rich Hill. They're shown above before Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
Clayton Kershaw, left, will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Dodgers, followed by former Oriole Rich Hill. They're shown above before Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. ((Jamie Squire / Getty Images))

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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