Game 1 of the 2022 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros is underway Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Kyle Tucker gave the Astros a big lead early, homering twice in the first three innings as Houston went up 5-0 against Aaron Nola. The Phillies did not stay behind for long against Justin Verlander, however. The Phillies scored five runs in two innings against the likely AL Cy Young winner, with JT Realmuto hitting a two-run double to tie the game in the fifth inning..
The Astros, who won 106 games during the regular season and are 7-0 thus far in the playoffs, came into the series as the favorites, but the Phillies have done nothing but defy expectations so far this October. As for Game 1, the stakes are predictably high. Across the full history of best-of-seven playoff series in MLB, the team that wins Game 1 has gone on to take the series 64.3 percent of the time.
Throughout Game 1 — and all games of the 2022 World Series — we’ll be here to provide you with live updates, highlights, and running commentary. Follow along below.