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Oct. 30, 2019: MLB Daily Postseason Primer

Series is tied 3-3, Game 7 is today

MLB: World Series-Washington Nationals at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

In a World Series that has not had any particular drama attached to it, here we are with this series tied 3-3 and Game 7 being played later today.

It is a historic series because it is the first in North America professional sports history where the home team has yet to win a game through the first six games played in a best-of-seven playoff series.

Dodger fans are sad about this nugget has the teams head into Game 7 today.

Nationals at Astros - World Series Game 6 (Series tied 3-3)

When the Astros came back to take the lead in the bottom of the first inning, that was the first time since Game 1 when the lead changed in a game.

This caused a little bit of what I call fun but others thought it was in bad form when Bregman carried his bat to first base after he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.

After the game, both Astros manager A.J. Hinch and Bregman said it was the wrong thing to do.

Adam Eaton had faced Justin Verlander more than any other pitcher (including postseason) in his career and until Game 6, he had not hit a home run off Verlander.

With the game tied 2-2, the now 21-year old Juan Soto took a Verlander pitch over the wall to make it 3-2.

Justin Verlander would leave trailing by a run and when the Astros lost, he took the Game 6 loss.

Anthony Rendon extended the lead to three runs when he hit a two-run homer in the 7th inning.

Just before Rendon homered, this happened.

Meanwhile Stephan Strasburg pitched another great game in the 2019 postseason.

Strasburg also spoke about the first inning and how he may have been tipping his pitches.

So we now have one more first, two former Cy Young Award winners facing each other in Game 7 of the World Series.

How have the Nationals done this postseason when either Stephen Strasburg or Max Scherzer starts for them.

And the Astros could have this waiting in their bullpen.

Cole has pitched in 251 games as a professional (MLB regular and postseason, minor leagues and Arizona Fall League) and he started all of those games. Cole made 35 total starts in 35 games pitched at UCLA in 2010 and 2011.

Tuesday’s scoreboard

Nationals 7, Astros 2

Wednesday’s schedule

5:08 p.m. PT: Nationals (Max Scherzer) @ Astros (Zack Greinke)