ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves are out to take control of the World Series in Game 4 at Truist Park tonight.
With a win the team would find themselves just one more victory away from their first championship since 1995 - with a chance to close things out Sunday at home.
It will require a total team effort, though - the Braves are not using a true starting pitcher tonight, with reliever Dylan Lee set to get the nod as the Game 4 "starter" as the first man in line for a "bullpen game."
As the Braves take on Houston here in Atlanta, we will be tracking the major developments of the night in this article.
Note that this is not meant to be structured as a live blog, exactly - for true live updates we would recommend the Twitter feeds of our reporters Maria Martin and Reggie Chatman - but rather a space for the biggest moments and highlights that occur tonight.
You can find our updates below:
ONE WIN AWAY
Will Smith shuts the door and the Braves win, 3-2, putting them just a single win away from their first championship since 1995.
Three outs away
Luke Jackson worked a clean eighth for the Braves, capped off by this magnificent Eddie Rosario play in left field.
Dansby Swanson hit a game-tying, opposite-field solo home run in the bottom of the seventh, and was immediately followed by Jorge Soler pulling one just over the fence in left for the 3-2 lead.
And here's the Soler homer:
Braves on the board
After not having a runner in scoring position all game, the Braves finally put strung together some baserunners in the sixth, and Austin Riley drove in a run.
Unfortunately for Atlanta, Travis D'Arnaud was not able to come through with the bases loaded, so the one run was all they scratched across.
Out of another jam
Kyle Wright, who came in with a tough task with the bases loaded and one out in the first inning, has worked through the fifth to really give the Braves bullpen a lift.
Astros double their lead
Wright in fact has stayed in, and just served up a mammoth home run to Jose Altuve. Astros make it 2-0.
Kyle Wright gets out of a bases-loaded jam (against the surprisingly threatening Zack Greinke) to end the top of the third. Still 1-0 Astros.
With 2 2/3 innings of work, under his belt, that may be the last we see tonight of Wright.
Lee already out
Dylan Lee struggled to start, loading the bases while getting just one out. Kyle Wright has come in to replace him.
(UPDATE: Wright got out of the jam with just one run allowed, which the Braves will consider a victory at this stage of the game.)
Former President Donald Trump also performed the Tomahawk Chop as the game began.
Here's what you need to know for pregame:
The start time is 8:09 p.m. ET, and it will be televised on FOX.
Singer, actor, and Broadway star Jordan Fisher was selected to perform the National Anthem during the pregame festivities.
While left-hander Dylan Lee will be starting for the Atlanta Braves as they face the Houston Astros on Saturday, the honor of the night’s ceremonial first pitch belongs to another. Elizabeth O’Connor-- a Braves fan and a cancer survivor will perform the ceremonial first pitch for Game 4.
Donald Trump will be in attendance at Game 4 of the series when it comes to Atlanta this weekend.