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Tuesday 24th October 2017

Event of the day

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Our event of the day 


is the first game of the 2017 MLB World Series as the Los Angeles Dodgers go toe-to-toe with the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium. It’s hard to argue with either of these sides making it to the World Series - both teams have looked good all season. The Dodgers won the National League West title with the best regular-season record in MLB, while the Astros finished top of the American League West table a whole twenty-one wins ahead of the Los Angeles Angels in second. Two of the MLB’s biggest-hitting teams square up in the biggest event in baseball’s calendar – it’s set to be an entertaining game. 

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While both teams finished top of their respective divisions, the Dodgers and the Astros had to navigate very different League Championship Series to book their place in the World Series. The Dodgers had a fairly comfortable time beating the Chicago Cubs 4-1, winning the decisive game 11-1 at Wrigley Field. The Astros meanwhile were taken to a final seventh game by the New York Yankees and had to win their last two matches to complete a comeback from 3-2 down to win 4-3. The Dodgers last won a World Series in 1988 while the Astros have only ever reached the season finale once – losing 4-0 to the Chicago White Sox in 2005. Getting off to a good start in this final series will be crucial for both teams as they look to win the biggest prize in baseball.

Honourable mentions

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around the globe go to the first day of the cycling Six Day Series at Lee Valley VeloPark in London. The six days will cover a range of track events, including the Madison, 200m Flying TT and Team Elimination, all of which feature today. In tennis, the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel sees Roger Federer, Juan Martín del Potro and Marin Čilić take to the court while it’s also the second day of the ATP Erste Bank Open in Vienna with the likes of Grigor Dimitrov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action. There is also cycling in China as the UCI Tour of Guangxi reaches its conclusion. In NBA the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Chicago Bulls at the Quicken Loans Arena, in one of the six fixtures today. There are eleven NHL games, including the Buffalo Sabres versus the Detroit Red Wings at KeyBank Center while the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race continues.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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