The Astros and Dodgers have announced their starting lineups for tonight's Game 6 of the World Series.Houston leads the Fall Classic, 3-2, entering tonight's game at Dodger Stadium. In a rematch of Game 2 in Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles will send left-hander Rich Hill to the mound against Astros right-hander
The Astros and Dodgers have announced their starting lineups for tonight's Game 6 of the World Series.
Houston leads the Fall Classic, 3-2, entering tonight's game at Dodger Stadium. In a rematch of Game 2 in Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles will send left-hander Rich Hill to the mound against Astros right-hander Justin Verlander.
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Here's how the starting lineups look for Game 6.
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Just one win away from the first World Series championship in franchise history, the Astros are sticking with the players who've got them this far. Back at Dodger Stadium for the first time since facing Hill in Game 2, they'll use the same starting lineup against him.
Houston's top five haven't changed the entire World Series. George Springer will continue to lead off, followed by Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel. All five had multiple hits in the Astros' wild 13-12 win in Game 5 in Houston. Springer, Altuve, Correa and Gurriel all homered, and Bregman had the walk-off hit against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.
The only changes in the Astros' lineup from Game 5 to 6 are a product of being back in a National League park. Without the benefit of a designated hitter, Evan Gattis will come off the bench. That leaves Brian McCann, Marwin Gonzalez, Josh Reddick and the pitcher Verlander to round out the lineup, as they did in Los Angeles in Game 2.
1. George Springer, CF
- Alex Bregman, 3B
- Jose Altuve, 2B
- Carlos Correa, SS
- Yuli Gurriel, 1B
- Brian McCann, C
- Marwin Gonzalez, LF
- Josh Reddick, RF
- Justin Verlander, P
The Dodgers have their backs against the wall, but the World Series will be decided in their home ballpark, where they went 57-24 during the regular season and are 5-1 in the postseason.
In Game 6, Los Angeles will use largely the same lineup it did when it faced Verlander at home in Game 2. Justin Turner, who was the DH in Game 5 after taking a ground ball off his left calf the night before, will return to third base in Game 6.
The Dodgers' one change is that John Forsythe, who sat in Game 2 in favor of Chase Utley but is hitting .364 (4-for-11) in the past three World Series games, will start at second base. He'll slot into the seventh spot in the order, with catcher Austin Barnes, who hit seventh in Game 2, batting eighth.
Aside from that, L.A. is keeping things consistent its second time facing Verlander. That includes Joc Pederson, who hit a game-tying solo homer off Verlander in the fifth inning of that game, and Corey Seager, who hit a go-ahead two-run shot in the sixth, batting in their same positions. Seager will once again hit second, and Pederson will bat sixth.
1. Chris Taylor, CF
- Corey Seager, SS
- Justin Turner, 3B
- Cody Bellinger, 1B
- Yasiel Puig, RF
- Joc Pederson, LF
- Logan Forsythe, 2B
- Austin Barnes, C
- Rich Hill, P
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