The World Series is finally upon us!

After a whopping 162-game regular season and an enthralling play-off series, the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies will battle it out for Major League Baseball's greatest prize in the historic Fall Classic.

Read on for all the information on how to watch the most famous series in American sports.


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Astros vs Phillies: Road to the World Series

On Friday evening, the eyes of the sporting world will be trained on Minute Maid Park, Philadelphia, as Game One of the 118th Fall Classic gets under way - live on BT Sport.

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the World Series for the first time since 2009.

The Fightin’ Phils are hoping to hoist the Commissioner's Trophy aloft for the third time in their 139-year history.

The Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 in Philadelphia to win the National League Championship Series 4-1.

Meanwhile the Houston Astros are back in the World Series for the second time in two years. 

The Astros will be vying for their second championship in the last six years and second in franchise history.

Bryce Harper was the hero of the hour as the Phillies downed the Padres in the Championship Series

After a rain delay in the Bronx, the Astros edged out Araron Judge's New York Yankees 6-5 to sweep the American League Championship Series 4-0 and set up a shot at redemption.

After finishing with the best record in the American League, Houston are yet to lose a post-season game in 2022, sweeping the Seattle Mariners 3-0 in the Division Series before overwhelming the Yankees.

Earlier, the Phillies were celebrating on home turf at Citizens Bank Park as they saw off the Padres to end their 13-year wait for another World Series appearance.

Designated hitter Bryce Harper, who hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to bring the Phillies back from 3-2 down, was named as the most valuable player of the NLCS.

Philadelphia had been the lowest-ranked team to qualify for the postseason, but overcame the St Louis Cardinals 2-0 in their Wild Card series, and then the defending champion Atlanta Braves 3-1 in the NL Division Series.

Key players to watch out for

Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

Harper is one of baseball’s biggest stars, but he will be on baseball’s biggest stage for the first time in his life on Friday night when the Phillies play the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park.

The 30-year-old heads into the World Series off the back of one of the best post-seasons in MLB history. Harper has hit five home runs in his last 11 games, including a match-winning performance in the National League Championship Series against the Padres.

Harper entered 2022 without a play-off series win under his belt but all that pressure evaporated with his Pennant-clinching home run last Sunday.

Harper's career has been filled with a lot of ups, some downs, but he is finally starting to fulfil the potential he has a true generational talent. 

Astors star Justin Verlander is widely recognised as the best pitcher in baseball right now

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros

Justin Verlander, arguably the best pitcher in baseball right now, is coming off one of the best seasons of his career.

While he has only faced the Phillies once this season, he was imperious in that appearance. Verlander gave up no hits and recorded 10 strikeouts asThe Astros ran out 10-0 victors

With his power and command on the mound, Verlander could be the key to The Astros avenging last season's World Series heartbreak.

Astors star Justin Verlander is widely recognised as the best pitcher in baseball right now

When is MLB 2022 World Series on BT Sport?

Coverage of the opening game of the World Series begins on Friday night at 12.30am UK time. 

Games one and two are set to take place in Houston, with game three, four and five (if necessary) slated for South Philadelphia.

The series shifts back to Houston for games six and seven if required. Below are the full details of the seven-game schedule.


Full schedule:

Game 1: Phillies @ Astros - Friday 28 October, 1am - BT Sport 1

Game 2: Phillies @ Astros - Saturday 29 October, 1am - BT Sport 1

Game 3: Astros @ Phillies - Monday 31 October, 11.30pm - BT Sport 1

Game 4: Astros @ Phillies - Tuesday 1 November, 12pm - BT Sport 1

Game 5: Astros @ Phillies - Wednesday 2 November, 12pm - BT Sport 1

Game 6: Phillies @ Astros - Friday 4 November, 12pm - BT Sport 1

Game 7: Phillies @ Astros - Saturday 5 November, 12pm - BT Sport 1

The games will be shown on TV and will also available to live stream on the BT Sport app or right here on - full details below.

How to live stream the World Series on BT Sport

Every single game from the World Series is available to watch live on BT Sport via the BT Sport app or online at

With access to in-game stats, real-time table changes and more, our matchday page will enhance your viewing ever further.

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