HOUSTON — It’s come to this – a seventh and deciding game in the World Series between the Astros and Nationals.
The Astros are calling on a couple Hall of Famers to get the home crowd ready. Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio will simultaneously throw out the ceremonial first pitches.
Houston Texans QB was originally slated to make the "Play ball!" call, however a Texans rep says Watson is longer going to be there because the team is travelling to London. The Texans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
Matthew McConaughey is taking Watson's place to make the pregame call.
Who sang the National Anthem?
For the second straight night, the national anthem will have a little country flavor to it as Texas country music artist Cody Johnson performs.
And before the game is the street party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Crawford Street. The Emotions will perform and there will be face painters, caricatures, food truck, bar games and more.
Get there early as there will be several road and lane closures around Minute Maid Park, including Crawford Street and parts of Texas Avenue.
As for the game, first pitch will be at 7:08 p.m. The Astros will send out Zack Greinke against the Nationals’ Max Scherzer.
On Tuesday night, Washington beat Houston, 7-2, to force the deciding Game 7. The Nationals’ Anthony Rendon, who is from Houston, provided the offense with 5 RBIs.