FanDuel MLB: Sunday World Series Breakdown
FanDuel MLB: Sunday World Series Breakdown

This article is part of our FanDuel MLB series.

Sunday's Game 5 of the Astros-Nationals World Series will take place at Nationals Park at 8:07 PM Eastern time. The series is tied at two games apiece.

Starters

This will be a Game 1 rematch between aces Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer. Washington won the opener in Houston 5-4 en route to a 2-0 series lead, but the Astros have since taken two games in Washington to level the series.

Correlations

Houston has seized the momentum in this series, thanks in large part to the team's 2-3-4 hitters. Michael Brantley ($7,000) should push his platoon advantage against Scherzer, while Jose Altuve ($8,500) and Alex Bregman ($7,500) are simply two of the toughest outs in baseball — the latter drove in five runs in Game 4. Scherzer's tough, but the advantage swings Houston's way if the Astros can get into the vulnerable Nationals bullpen, so Houston has the much higher offensive ceiling.

If the Nationals are going to record the first home win of the series for either team, it will likely be on the back of Game 1 hero Juan Soto ($9,000), who owns the platoon advantage against Cole and knocked in three runs in the series opener after mustering a .414 regular-season wOBA against righties. While he represents a nice option for your MVP or All-Star spot, fellow left-handed slugger Adam Eaton ($7,000) should also be included in a Nationals' stack after logging multi-hit games in three of this series' first four games.

One-Offs

Astros' catcher Robinson Chirinos ($5,000) has gone deep in each of the last two games, so it's worth locking him in and hoping this timely hot streak continues.

Houston homered twice off Cole in Game 1. Soto hit one and Ryan Zimmerman ($6,500) hit the other. The veteran first baseman might have another big hit against Cole left in him.

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Sasha Yodashkin
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