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Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty ImagesThe 2018 World Series kicks off on Tuesday night Brian Roberts Jersey , as two of baseball's most storied franchises will square off in this year's Fall Classic.The Boston Red Sox won 108 games during the regular season and have avenged back-to-back ALDS exits by knocking off the rival New York Yankees and the reigning champion Houston Astros. The Red Sox have won three titles in the past 14 years and will look to make it four in 15 years this October.Opposing them on the National League side of things are the Los Angeles Dodgers, who came one win away from winning it all last year. Despite making six straight playoff appearances, the Dodgers are still seeking their first World Series title since 1988.Ahead you'll find the full TV schedule for this year's Series, including game times and channel information, as well as a quick preview of what to watch for.World Series ScheduleGame 1 (at BOS):Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8:09 p.m. ET on FoxGame 2 (at BOS):Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8:09 p.m. ET on FoxGame 3 (at LAD):Friday, Oct. 26 at 8:09 p.m. ET on FoxGame 4 (at LAD):Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:09 p.m. ET on Fox*Game 5 (at LAD):Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8:15 p.m. ET on Fox*Game 6 (at BOS):Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 8:09 p.m. ET on Fox*Game 7 (at BOS):Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 8:09 p.m. ET on Fox*If necessaryAll games can be live-streamed on Fox Sports Go.Series OutlookClayton KershawKevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesThe Red Sox finished the regular season ranked first in the majors in team batting average (.268), OPS (.792) and runs scored (876), and they've continued to light up the scoreboard this postseason with 56 runs in nine games.While Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez both turned in MVP-caliber seasons, the lineup is dangerous top-to-bottom Thurman Munson Jersey , and it's been guys like Brock Holt (5-for-15, 3 XBH, 6 RBI) and Rafael Devers (7-for-20, 1 HR, 7 RBI) who have come up big in October.That said, as good as the offense has been, it's the starting pitching that looks like the biggest X-factor.Chris SaleElsa/Getty ImagesThere were some legitimate questions when the playoffs began whether the starting staff was good enough behind ace Chris Sale.However, with Nathan Eovaldi turning in two excellent starts so far this postseason and David Price finally exorcizing his October demons with six scoreless innings in Game 5 of the ALCS, the rotation is suddenly looking like a strength.Closing out games has been an adventure for Craig Kimbrel of late. He allowed four hits, four walks and two earned runs in four innings in the ALCS, but he was still able to convert all three of his save chances. He'll need to be on his game as well against a deep Dodgers lineup.Speaking of that Dodgers lineup, manager Dave Roberts continues to employ a dramatic platoon strategy.All 13 position players on the postseason roster have started at least one game during the playoffs, and the ability of guys like Max Muncy (1B, 2B), Cody Bellinger (1B Jorge Posada Jersey , CF), Chris Taylor (2B, LF, CF) and Kike Hernandez (2B, CF, RF) to play multiple positions affords Roberts a ton of flexibility.Cody BellingerStacy Revere/Getty ImagesThe Dodgers led the NL in both runs scored (804) and ERA (3.38) during the regular season, so the pitching has been just as impressive as the well-balanced lineup.After getting knocked around in Game 1 of the NLCS, ace Clayton Kershaw threw a gem in Game 5 (7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 9 K) and then closed out Game 7 with a scoreless inning.He's backed by Hyun-Jin Ryu, Walker Buehler and Rich Hill in a rotation that has been dominant down the stretch, and those guys pitching deep into games will be key for the Dodgers.The trio of Ryan Madson (6 G, 6.1 IP, 6 H http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey , 1 ER), Pedro Baez (6 G, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER) and Kenley Jansen (6 G, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER) has been excellent closing out games, while Scott Alexander and Dylan Floro have both tallied six scoreless appearances in more of a specialist role.These two teams are both pitching well and both capable of putting a crooked number on the scoreboard, so it should be a hard-fought series. All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, unless otherwise noted. New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom (-300, bet $300 to win $100) is the favorite to win the National League's Cy Young award this season, according to OddsShark, while Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell (-150) is the favorite in the American League.Other top contenders in the NL include Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer (+280, bet $100 to win $280) and Philadelphia Phillies up-and-comer Aaron Nola (+950) Johnny Damon Jersey , while Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale (+150), Houston Astros veteran Justin Verlander (+750) and Cleveland's Corey Kluber (+1100) round out the AL favorites.DeGrom, 30, is having his best season as a pro, going 10-9 on the year with a 1.70 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 269 strikeouts in 217 innings. In a fairly bleak season for the Mets, he's been a highlight, and it would be pretty hard to deny him the Cy Young based on those numbers.Yes, Scherzer (18-7, 2.53 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 300 strikeouts) and Nola (16-6, 2.45 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 216 strikeouts) are having superb seasons. But deGrom stands out.In the American League Masahiro Tanaka Jersey , the 25-year-old Snell has reached the rare 20-win plateau, going 21-5 on the year with a 1.90 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 211 strikeouts in 175.2 innings. The other contenders in the AL appear to be nipping on his heels a bit more than the NL race, however.Sale has once again been elite, going 12-4 with a 2.11 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 237 strikeouts. Voters may also take into account Boston's dominant season and postseason berth when comparing him to Snell.The AL's two other contenders, Verlander (16-9, 2.60 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 280 strikeouts) and Kluber (20-7, 2.83 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 216 strikeouts) would also be strong choices, leaving voters with some interesting decisions. in the Cy Young Award chase.
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