The Philadelphia Phillies must beat the Houston Astros tonight to keep its World Series dreams alive.

The two teams last faced off on Thursday evening, where the Astros were able to hang on and win at Citizens Bank Park.

The game tonight will be played in Minute Maid Park, with the Astros hoping to win it in front of its fans.

In line to start Saturday is Framber Valdez for the Astors and the $118 million man, Zach Wheeler for the Phillies.

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In the postseason, Wheeler is 1-2 with a 2.67 earned runs against average (ERA) and 28 strikeouts.

Valdez is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 24 strikeouts.

Tonight’s game, which is set to start at 8:03 p.m. Eastern Time can be watched on Fox.

It can be watched through your cable TV provider or through streaming platforms including the MLB and Fox Sports apps.

The Phillies are -184 underdogs in tonight’s game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Astros will look to win its first championship since 2017 – the year the team got caught in a cheating scandal that resulted in a fine, suspensions and loss of draft capital.

Should the Phillies win tonight, it would force a game seven.

The organization last won a World Series in 2008, when it defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in five games.

A Phillies victory would set up a winner-take-all-game seven on Sunday night at Minute Maid Park again.

While probable starting pitchers are not clear for game seven, the Phillies could go with Aaron Nola on short rest Sunday, who last pitched on Wednesday in game four.

The Astros could also do the same thing with Cristian Javier.

But expect both teams not to hesitate to go to the bullpen tonight and if it gets to Sunday, as we enter elimination.

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