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Triple Play: Nationals Versus Astros




Yan Gomes #10 of the Washington Nationals celebrates in the dugout after scoring in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during game four of the National League Championship Series at Nationals Park on October 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Yan Gomes #10 of the Washington Nationals celebrates in the dugout after scoring in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during game four of the National League Championship Series at Nationals Park on October 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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There are plenty of big home runs in the postseason so far.  José Altuve’s Minute Maid Park walk-off homer that put the Yankees away in the AL Championship Series, for one. But the focus of the World Series between the Astros and the Nationals is on the mound and in the bullpen.   

Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak.

Cole is set to throw the first pitch on Tuesday night in Houston. Justin Verlander will follow Cole and start Game 2 of the World Series for Houston against Washington on Wednesday.

KPCC’s A Martinez and Nick Roman join Larry to preview the World Series.

With files from the Associated Press

Guests:

Nick Roman, host of KPCC’s “All Things Considered”; he tweets @RomanOnTheRadio

A Martinez, host of KPCC’s “Take Two”; he tweets @AMartinezLA