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What channel is Diamondbacks vs. Rangers World Series Game 1 on and when does it start

The Rangers host the D-backs in Game 1 of the 2023 World Series. We break down how to watch the game.

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Nathan Eovaldi of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

After nearly seven rollicking months of baseball, the day is finally here: The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers are set to kick off the 119th World Series on Friday night, with first pitch from Globe Life Park in Arlington set for 8:03 p.m. ET. It’s not the matchup just about anyone expected — the 84-win D-backs are among the most improbable pennant winners ever, while the Rangers seemed dead in the water after a September swoon cost them the AL West — but both of these teams have proven they’re no flukes over three rugged postseason rounds. Who will come out on top and take home title? We’ll begin to find out on Friday night, as Arizona sends Zac Gallen (17-9, 3.47 ERA) to the mound against red-hot Rangers righty Nathan Eovaldi (12-5, 3.63).

Texas is a -170 favorite to win Game 1 on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the D-backs coming in at +142. The run total is set at 8.5.

Here are the details on how you can watch this matchup as well as the start time.

Diamondbacks vs. Rangers World Series Game 1 TV Info

Game date: Friday, Oct. 27
Game time: 8:03 p.m. ET
TV channel: FOX
Live stream: FOX Live, FOX Sports App

You can live stream the game at FOX Live or through the FOX Sports App, available for iOS, Google Play, Roku and more. It will require a cable login with access to FOX. If you don’t have a cable login, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.