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Houston Astros News: October 25, 2017

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

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World Series - Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

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World Series: Dodgers, Astros play quickest Fall Classic game since 1992
Game 1 featured a single mid-inning pitching change and no video reviews of a call made on the field.

With Clayton Kershaw behind them, no more excuses for Houston Astros - SweetSpot- ESPN
Getting shut down by the Dodgers' ace is one thing, but the Astros' MLB-best offense must snap its postseason road slump for Houston to have a chance.

Kershaw aces Astros, rewrites October reputation in Dodgers' Game 1 win - SweetSpot- ESPN
Clayton Kershaw was even hotter than the record World Series temperature of 103 degrees, whiffing 11 and putting his shaky postseason past behind him.

Your guide to World Series Game 2 -- Can Verlander help Astros even series
Between the regular season and playoff action, the Astros' ace is 9-0 since his trade to Houston. If the Dodgers snap that streak, we could be in for a short series.

Texas Rangers: Highland Park's Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers beat Astros in World Series opener | SportsDay
No sweat, Clayton Kershaw.

Sports Illustrated Articles, Photos, and Videos - Los Angeles Times
The most popular magazine cover at this year’s World Series is three years old: the Sports Illustrated cover that proclaimed the Houston Astros as “Your 2017 World Series Champs.”

Sports Illustrated and the Astros look back on 2014 cover predicting their 2017 championship | For The Win
The magazine was mocked for its bold prediction.

Astros four wins from BOLD 2014 prediction | Daily Mail Online
Three years after boldly predicting that the 111-loss Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, Sports Illustrated is looking very prescient as the World Series gets started in Los Angeles.

World Series live: Dodgers vs. Astros - LA Times
In their first appearance since 1988, the Dodgers take on the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Dodger Stadium. Three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw will take on one-time Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel.

MLB News

The Dodgers have the World Series win they’ve dreamed about for 29 years -
Dodger Stadium is a baseball museum, and it has a new exhibit, even if it’s just one game.

Astros lose World Series Game 1, still winless in Fall Classic -
Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the Astros’ World Series history, and the Dodgers’ Game 1 victory.

World Series: Clayton Kershaw has help from the Dodgers, which is terrifying -
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had a vintage start in Game 1 of the World Series, striking out 11 batters in seven innings in a win over the Astros, one of the best games of his career.

World Series 2017: Alex Bregman has been ready for this stage for years -
He scored the Astros’ only run against Clayton Kershaw

World Series Game 1: Dodgers win over Astros, explained in 9 stats -
Clayton Kershaw dominated. Justin Turner homered. But these numbers tell the story of the Dodgers’ win over the Astros.