Phillies blow 5 home runs against Astros’ Lance McCullers Jr. led by Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber

OK, it’s finally time for Game 3 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies, a game to break a 1-1 series tie. Rain in Philadelphia postponed the game, originally scheduled for Monday night, to Tuesday. Notably, MLB has pushed back the entire series by a day, so a scheduled day off for travel on Thursday will turn into a day off on Friday.

It also changed the pitching outlook, but only one team changed their starter for Game 3. The Astros give the ball to Lance McCullers Jr. as expected in Game 3, while the Phillies got a gift from Mother Nature , as Ranger Suarez racked up an extra day off after earning two big strikeouts in relief in Game 1. The season-long No. 3 starter, he will now take the mound at Citizens Bank Park instead of the Noah Syndergaard originally planned. Suarez was excellent in October, allowing just 3 runs (2 earned) in 9 2/3 innings.

A few other key things to watch in Game 3: Jose Altuve may have broken out of his October slump. The Astros star had three hits in Game 2, and if he really woke up, that’s big news for the Astros. Meanwhile, Houston manager Dusty Baker is trying something new in his pursuit of a designated hitting offense. He will start 26-year-old rookie David Hensley on Tuesday night. He has a total of 18 major league games under his belt – 16 in the regular season and two in the ALDS against the Seattle Mariners.

The game starts at 8 p.m. on FOX. You can follow all the action here.

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