HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 26: Dansby Swanson #7 of the Atlanta Braves slides in safely past Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros to score a run on sacrifice fly during the eighth inning in Game One of the World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

World Series game 2: Braves vs Astros

By Mike Hayes and Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 11:30 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021
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9:53 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Donald Trump to attend World Series Game 4 in Atlanta 

From CNN’s Michael Warren and Jill Martin

Former President Donald Trump plans to attend Game 4 of the World Series at Truist Park in Atlanta on Saturday, a person close to Trump told CNN. 

Atlanta Braves CEO Terry McGuirk told USA Today on Wednesday that Trump will not be sitting with team or MLB officials and that the Braves will give Trump his own suite.

“He called MLB and wanted to come to the game,’’ McGuirk told the paper. “We were very surprised. Of course, we said yes.’’

Some context: Trump attended the World Series in 2019 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, when the Nationals were hosting the Astros in Game 5.

 

9:51 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Braves chisel away

From CNN's Karl de Vries

Eddie Rosario of the Atlanta Braves grounds out against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning.
Eddie Rosario of the Atlanta Braves grounds out against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning. Bob Levey/Getty Images

A leadoff single in the top of the 5th by Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who advanced to second on a wild pitch and then to third after a groundout by Eddie Rosario, leads to an Atlanta run after Freddie Freeman’s 2-out RBI single. 

5-2 Astros midway through the 5th.

9:26 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Jose Urquidy has 6 strikeouts for the Astros

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy throws during the first inning in Game 2.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy throws during the first inning in Game 2. Eric Gay/AP

Jose Urquidy is dealing for Houston in Game 2 of the World Series.

So far, he’s struck out six Braves batters through four strong innings.

Astros lead 5-1 heading to the bottom of the 4th.

9:02 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Houston back on top in Game 2

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Jose Siri of the Houston Astros slides in safely at home plate to score a run against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning.
Jose Siri of the Houston Astros slides in safely at home plate to score a run against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Houston breaks it open against Max Fried in the second.

Kyle Tucker reached on a one-out single then the American League batting champ Yuli Gurriel singled up the middle to advance Tucker to third.

Tucker scored on an infield single by the next man up, Jose Siri.

But then, chaos erupted after Martin Maldonado hit a single to shallow left. Gurriel scored and Siri scored on a throwing error by the Braves.

Michael Brantley drove Maldonado in with a single to right.

Houston up 5-1 after two innings.

8:48 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Travis d'Arnaud ties it up with a home run in the top of the second

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Atlanta Braves' Travis d'Arnaud hits a home run during the second inning.
Atlanta Braves' Travis d'Arnaud hits a home run during the second inning. Sue Ogrocki/AP

Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud tied the game in the top of the second with a blast over the left field wall.

Houston starter Jose Urquidy has looked good so far with four early strikeouts but d'Arnaud got the best of him with that shot.

We're all square in Houston. Heading to the bottom of the second.

8:33 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Houston strikes first in Game 2

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve hits a double during the first inning in Game 2.
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve hits a double during the first inning in Game 2. David J. Phillip/AP

Houston's Jose Altuve led off the bottom of the first with a double off Atlanta left-hander Max Fried.

Michael Brantley advanced Altuve to third with a deep fly to center.

Alex Bregman drove Altuve in with another fly ball to center.

Houston takes its first lead of the series.

8:24 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Houston’s Jose Urquidy gets out of trouble in the first inning

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Jose Urquidy of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning in Game Two of the World Series.
Jose Urquidy of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning in Game Two of the World Series. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Houston starter struck out the first two batters of the night then Ozzie Albies reached first on a trickler down the third baseline.

The next batter up, Austin Riley, slapped one the other way to make it two on, two out.

Urquidy got Atlanta outfielder Jorge Soler to go down swinging to end the threat.

Astros coming up in the bottom half of the first.

8:12 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

World Series Game 2 begins in Houston

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Fans arrive at Minute Maid Park for Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in Houston.
Fans arrive at Minute Maid Park for Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in Houston. Ashley Landis/AP

Play ball! World Series Game 2 is officially underway at Houston's Minute Maid Park.

Jose Urquidy is starting tonight for the home team. The right-hander faces Eddie Rosario, Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies at the top of the visiting Atlanta Braves' lineup.

7:46 p.m. ET, October 27, 2021

Here are the starting lineups

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Just how good were the Atlanta hitters in Game 1? Everyone in the starting lineup for the Braves had a hit last night.

Meanwhile, the Astros will look to return to the hitting form they had during the ALCS when they beat up on the Boston Red Sox pitchers to advance to the World Series.

Take a look at tonight's lineups for each squad:

Atlanta Braves:

  1. Eddie Rosario, LF
  2. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  3. Ozzie Albies, 2B
  4. Austin Riley, 3B
  5. Jorge Soler, DH
  6. Joc Pederson, RF
  7. Adam Duvall, CF
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, C
  9. Dansby Swanson, SS

Houston Astros:

  1. Jose Altuve, 2B
  2. Michael Brantley, LF
  3. Alex Bregman, 3B
  4. Yordan Alvarez, DH
  5. Carlos Correa, SS
  6. Kyle Tucker, RF
  7. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
  8. Jose Siri, CF
  9. Martín Maldonado, C