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Astros-Dodgers World Series G1: In Real Life

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The Dodgers defeated the Astros, 3-1, in Game 1 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

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The Dodgers defeated the Astros, 3-1, in Game 1 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

World Series Gm 2: Tonight, 7:30 p.m. ET air time | 8 ET game time on FOX

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MLB.com was on the scene from Dodger Stadium.

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.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Jansen retires Altuve to notch the save

Tweet from @MLB: Advantage: LA.@Dodgers take Game 1 as bats back a dominant @ClaytonKersh22: https://t.co/49O9h7RxiC #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/NB5YrYgmC6

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.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Kershaw fans Springer for 11th K on FOX

Tweet from @Dodgers: Brilliant. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/2VLt6ARipL

Tweet from @MLBNetwork: "He needed this."@Al_Leiter22 and Harold break down Kershaw's dominant Game One. #MLBTonight #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/pJk7kq6LJr

10:01 p.m. ET: As sun goes down, stars come out in L.A.
Plenty of celebrities can be seen at Dodger Stadium as Hollywood descended on Chavez Ravine for the Fall Classic.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Celebrities on hand in LA for Game 1

Tweet from @Cut4: "Jerry, it's LA. Nobody leaves." pic.twitter.com/26lTBCbH0x

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Ken Jeong shows off his Dodger fandom

Tweet from @MarioLopezExtra: Viva Los @Dodgers!!!#WorldSeries #GameOne #LA #DadAndNico pic.twitter.com/gmIPag3Gjk

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™.

Tweet from @MLB: It���s hot outside, and you ain���t cooling down @redturn2. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/rJm9SCW9Hr

Tweet from @Cut4: "Ball don't lie." pic.twitter.com/c9GnNeb9dK

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.

Tweet from @Dodgers: .@ClaytonKersh22 is DEALING. He has 11 Ks through six innings! 🔥 #ThisTeam | #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/n7oJ8ciKjz

Tweet from @JoshuaThornton_: George Springer, the Astros' leadoff man, has struck out three times tonight. He's having trouble with Kershaw's slider. pic.twitter.com/AAZiCXTelL

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.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Bregman ties game with solo homer on FOX

Tweet from @MLB: Need a spark?@ABREG_1 to the rescue. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/fczF2ipJo1

Tweet from @brianmctaggart: Astros who have homered in the #WorldSeries:Jason LaneMike LambMorgan EnsbergAlex Bregman

Tweet from @castrovince: Relevant. https://t.co/MpEGIIY1oW

Tweet from @JALaymance: Clayton Kershaw has allowed 8 runs this postseason, all coming on 7 home runs. #WorldSeries #Dodgers #Astros

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.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Taylor hits a leadoff homer on FOX

Tweet from @MLB: First pitch. Big message. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/OxUM4MvJpM

Tweet from @Dodgers: FIRST PITCH, SEE YA!!!! #ThisTeam pic.twitter.com/s1K7F8hM2i

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. 

Tweet from @MLB: On a mission. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/kEVxtUqv34

8:10 p.m. ET: Magic, Koufax soaking it in
Magic Johnson and Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax take in all the action as the World Series gets underway at Dodger Stadium.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Robinson family throws out first pitch

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Lopez, Lowe and young fan cheer Dodgers

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.

Video: Cespedes Family BBQ finds a fan dressed like Puig

7:40 p.m. ET: Having a ball
Justin Verlander's psyched, we're psyched, everyone's psyched! The World Series is here!

Tweet from @JustinVerlander: #WorldSeries Let's Go!!! https://t.co/Zqrrlo3iKp pic.twitter.com/ql6Ig6hgg8

7:26 p.m. ET: The Don
Kenley Jansen soaks up words of wisdom from 1955 Dodgers champion Don Newcombe in the clubhouse before first pitch.

Tweet from @Dodgers: Quick chat with Newk before the game. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/BHew92vdoq

7:19 p.m. ET: Houston Strong
The Astros are focused on topping a tough Dodgers team, but their hometown -- and all it's been through this year -- is never far from their hearts.

Tweet from @astros: .@TeamCJCorrea���s cleats tonight: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/kb7Mz5hngZ

Video: WS2017 Gm2: Verlander on winning for city of Houston

7:16 p.m. ET: Dodgertown
The L.A. faithful have waited 29 years for another chance at a title, and they're ready to make their presence felt at home tonight.

Tweet from @Dodgers: These guys are ready for Game 1. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/IYaVDi6dYN

7:04 p.m. ET: Meanwhile, in Houston ...

Tweet from @astros: Back in Houston, fans are gearing up for the #WorldSeries Watch Party! https://t.co/SnlhOrKCnu pic.twitter.com/EELs57lW8N

6:57 p.m. ET: Desk duty
The MLB Network crew is happy to have some shade to escape as the hot L.A. sun bears down on Dodger Stadium.

6:48 p.m. ET: The Mendoza line
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman answers questions from broadcaster Jessica Mendoza during batting practice.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Bregman swings away in BP before Game 1

6:33 p.m. ET: Correa's area
Carlos Correa holds court in the Astros' dugout, while ever-ready MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal waits for the scoop in the wings.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Springer takes cuts in batting practice

6:28 p.m. ET: Champions, squared
Astros manager A.J. Hinch and a couple of World Series champs -- Mark Teixeira and "Grandpa" David Ross -- chat during BP.

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Taylor takes swings in batting practice

6:20 p.m. ET: Brain trust

Tweet from @brianmctaggart: Houston native Andrew Friedman, director of baseball ops for the Dodgers, with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow pic.twitter.com/WC3mUhO1wd

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.

Tweet from @JoshuaThornton_: Former #Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon is here. pic.twitter.com/RNTKG0UBk5

5:49 p.m. ET: Home field
The Dodgers take batting and fielding practice as early-bird fans start to fill the stands.

Video: Puig takes swings in the cage prior to WS Game 1

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.

Tweet from @CameronMaybin: 45 yrs ago today Jackie Robinson passed away leaving behind a legacy that paved the way for me & so many to play this game! #EarnHistory pic.twitter.com/LHayYuow6P

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.

Tweet from @2Morrow23: With @Ken_Rosenthal, showing off his @JDRF bow tie before Game 1, supporting diabetes research #T1D @Dodgers pic.twitter.com/K0OblM2JjM

4:23 p.m. ET: Astros name Game 1 nine
About half an hour after Los Angeles announced its lineup for tonight, Houston followed suit. More >

Tweet from @brianmctaggart: #WorldSeries Game 1 lineup:Springer CFBregman 3BAltuve 2BCorrea SS Gurriel 1BMcCann CGonzalez LFReddick RFKeuchel P

4:10 p.m. ET: Networking
Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi talks about building a pennant winner on MLB Network.

Tweet from @MLBNetwork: The architect of the @Dodgers! Farhan Zaidi joins #MLBNow live from the #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/8QSqBxKYPk

3:52 p.m. ET: Dodgers set Game 1 lineup

Tweet from @Dodgers: #ThisTeam // #WorldSeries Game 1:Taylor CFTurner 3BBellinger 1BPuig RFHern��ndez LFSeager SSForsythe 2BBarnes CKershaw P pic.twitter.com/tpSMliW0cN

3:39 p.m. ET: Classic setting
Dodger Stadium looks pristine ahead of its first World Series game since 1988.

3:28 p.m. ET: Series sweet
Good, solid investigative journalism uncovered a tasty story at Dodger Stadium.

3:15 p.m. ET: Garvey gives his take on Turner
Dodgers legend and 1981 World Series champion Steve Garvey talks about Justin Turner's contributions to the National League pennant drive.

Video: Garvey discusses Turner's impact on this World Series

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.

Tweet from @astros: #Astros fans are everywhere!Thanks for repping Houston in the @Space_Station, @AstroKomrade, @AstroAcaba, and @Astro_Sabot! #EarnHistory pic.twitter.com/rNdAdUcu8f

2:14 p.m. ET: Trophy life
One of the coolest things at Dodger Stadium is down by the Lexus Dugout Club, where all of the team's awards are displayed, including Cy Young, MVP and Gold Glove Awards.

1:28 p.m. ET: Astros set World Series roster
Houston didn't make any changes from the roster it used for the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World for the Fall Classic. More >

Tweet from @astros: The #Astros have finalized their 2017 #WorldSeries roster: pic.twitter.com/yIgsDYAUTA

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Hinch on keeping the same roster for WS

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 >

Tweet from @kengurnick: Seager, McCarthy on roster, Granderson, Farmer not.

Tweet from @Dodgers: #ThisTeam! Here's the #Dodgers' #WorldSeries roster. pic.twitter.com/aqRa4o3cjY

Video: WS2017 Gm1: Roberts on Granderson not making roster

1:15 p.m. ET: The hills have guys
MLB.com's Tim McMaster, Shaun Kippins and Jake Mintz take a hike up to the Hollywood sign before heading to the park for Game 1.

12:33 p.m. ET: Put a sock in it
MLB.com columnist Anthony Castrovince came upon this store at Universal Studios. We're not sure if we'll see him again.

Tweet from @castrovince: Sometimes you don't know what you need until it's right there in front of you. pic.twitter.com/kLTXWFy488