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News 2 Know: Astros gear up for Game 1 of the World Series amid SI article controversy and more

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Good morning from Click2Houston.com. It's Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

It's Game 1 of the World Series, y'all! The Astros start the battle for the ultimate trophy against the Washington Nationals at tonight's home game. We've got tons of Astros coverage including a full schedule of games and local bars and watch parties at Click2Houston.com/Astros.

Let's go, Astros!

Let's start the day with a look at the weather.

Weather

Temperatures are starting in the 40s and 50s early Tuesday morning.  The cool weather is thanks to very dry, crisp air blanketing southeast Texas.  It cools off quickly during the nighttime hours! Check Eric's full forecast here​​​​​​

Gerrit Cole preparing for first World Series start

Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole waves to the crowd as he leaves the mound after striking out Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo for his 300th season strikeout during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Houston.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole waves to the crowd as he leaves the mound after striking out Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo for his 300th season strikeout during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Houston.

Gerrit Cole will get the baseball tonight in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series.  The Astros and Nationals begin their best of seven series at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros shrouded in controversy over SI article ahead of World Series Game 1

Roberto Osuna #54 of the Houston Astros reacts after walking Mitch Moreland #18 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) and scoring Steve Pearce #25 (not pictured) in the eighth inning during Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 16, 2018 in Houston, Texas.
Roberto Osuna #54 of the Houston Astros reacts after walking Mitch Moreland #18 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) and scoring Steve Pearce #25 (not pictured) in the eighth inning during Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 16, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

The Astros are in the spotlight for the clinching the World Series, but amid all the celebration, there is also some controversy.

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How to claim your free Astros World Series Watch Party voucher at Minute Maid Park

A general view of the Houston Astros' home stadium Minute Maid Park.
A general view of the Houston Astros' home stadium Minute Maid Park.

Here's how you can cheer on the Astros without having to travel to Washington. ​​​​​​​

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Jimmy Carter hospitalized with fractured pelvis after fall at Georgia home

Former President Jimmy Carter made his feelings known on a Donald Trump victory in 2020, saying if Trump were reelected for a second term it would be "a disaster."
Former President Jimmy Carter made his feelings known on a Donald Trump victory in 2020, saying if Trump were reelected for a second term it would be "a disaster."

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized after a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.

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