10:39 p.m. ET: Dodgers take Game 1 The Dodgers won their first World Series game since 1988 and have a 1-0 series lead in the Fall Classic, thanks to a seven-inning gem from Clayton Kershaw, homers from Chris Taylor and Justin Turner and their All-Star closer Kenley Jansen shutting the door on the Astros to win, 3-1. Rich Hill takes the ball in Game 2 for the Dodgers and he'll square off against righty Justin Verlander.
10:22 p.m. ET: After Kershaw's gem, Dodgers call on red-hot 'pen The Dodgers handed the ball to setup man Brandon Morrow after Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of one-run ball and recorded 11 strikeouts. Kershaw also tossed 83 pitches (57 for strikes) and only allowed three hits. Morrow made Kenley Jansen's night easier. The Dodgers had their All-Star closer warming up in the bullpen in case of a multiple-inning save situation, but Morrow only needed 10 pitches to retire the side with the Dodgers holding a 3-1 lead.
9:49 p.m. ET: Need a lift? Dodgers turn to Turner Justin Turner won the battle of the beards, launching a two-out, two-run homer off Dallas Keuchel to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth. Turner, the co-NLCS MVP, has four home runs and 12 RBIs this October. The blast traveled a projected 371 feet and had a 37-degree launch angle, Turner's third highest on a homer this year, according to Statcast™.
9:35 p.m. ET: Kershaw racking up K's Clayton Kershaw added to his illustrious career in the sixth inning, notching his 10th and a 11th strikeouts of the night to become the first Dodgers pitcher to have double-digit strikeouts in a World Series game since Sandy Koufax fanned 10 in Game 7 of the 1965 Fall Classic. Kershaw also became the first pitcher to have double-digit strikeouts in a World Series game since Adam Wainwright struck out 10 in Game 5 of the 2013 World Series.
9:01 p.m. ET: Astros answer on Bregman's blast Alex Bregman got the Astros on the board with his leadoff homer in the fourth inning off Clayton Kershaw. The former No. 2 overall pick homered twice off Boston ace Chris Sale and now added a home run against a three-time Cy Young Award winner. Kershaw responded to strike out the side and had eight strikeouts through four innings.
8:23 p.m. ET: Taylor tees off to open World Series scoring The legend of Chris Taylor continues. Taylor launched the first pitch he saw, an 87-mph fastball from Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel, a projected 447 feet into the left-field stands, according to Statcast™, to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Taylor, the co-MVP of the National League Championship Series, has three home runs this postseason and owns the two longest homers of the playoffs. Taylor belted a 444-foot moonshot against the Cubs in the NLCS.
8:17 p.m. ET: With temps blazing, Kershaw comes out hot At 103 degrees at first pitch, it's a hot one at Dodger Stadium. But behind a packed crowd, Clayton Kershaw fanned George Springer on four pitches, getting him to swing on his signature slider for the final strikeout. Kershaw went on to retire the side in order needing only nine pitches to get things started in Los Angeles.
8 p.m. ET: Puig doubles down on fun for Fall Classic Yasiel Puig has been enjoying himself throughout the postseason, and it appears he's ready to flash his personality in the World Series, dying his hair Dodger blue.
6:18 p.m. ET: Brothers in arms Infielders need to have a certain ESP connection, and this Astros trio is perhaps the best in the business.
6:12 p.m. ET: League of legends 2017 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Claire Smith, who accepted her award from the Hall of Fame during induction weekend in July, has a quiet moment with Dodgers legend Steve Garvey, whom Smith credits with being especially kind to her decades ago when women were being restricted from entering Major League clubhouses. The two have remained friends over the years.
6:04 p.m. ET: BFFs Marlins star and former Dodger Dee Gordon is on hand in Chavez Ravine to cheer on his old teammates during the World Series.
5:37 p.m. ET: If you build it ... Fans fill the parking lots outside Dodger Stadium over two hours before first pitch.
4:49 p.m. ET: Remembering Jackie Astros outfielder Cameron Maybin takes a moment to remember the legacy of civil rights trailblazer and Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson on the 45th anniversary of his death.
4:34 p.m. ET: Good Morrow, Sir Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow and MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal -- sporting a bow tie sponsored by diabetes research charity JDRF -- pose in the home clubhouse before Game 1.
3:01 p.m. ET: Astros in orbit Astronauts Joseph Acaba, Randy Bresnik and Mark T. Vande Hei send a special message thanking the Astros for helping to lift Houston's spirits after Hurricane Harvey from the International Space Station.
1:24 p.m. ET: Dodgers announce World Series roster Los Angeles answered a big question by including shortstop Corey Seager, who missed the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World with a back injury, on its World Series roster. Curtis Granderson, beloved by all but quiet at the plate this postseason, didn't make the cut. More >