All the World Series Game 7 facts you need to know

For the 40th time in MLB history, there will be a winner-take-all game in the World Series.

Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals will meet in Game 7 of the Fall Classic. The winner earns the Commissioner’s Trophy and a parade. The loser hits the links.

Here are a few Game 7 facts for your next trivia night, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau:

• This is the first postseason series in MLB, NBA or NHL history in which the road team has won the first six games. If the Nats win Game 7, they’ll make American sports history, with road teams going 7-0 in a World Series for the first time.

• This will be the first World Series Game 7 to feature former Cy Young winners as opposing starters. Max Scherzer will go for the Nats, and Zack Greinke for the Astros.

• Scherzer will join Joe Magrane (1987) as the only pitchers to start Game 1 and Game 7 of a World Series where those were his only appearances of the series.

• The last World Series winner-take-all game also featured the Astros — Game 7 of Astros-Dodgers in 2017. Houston won 5-1 in Los Angeles.

• This will be the fifth World Series Game 7 this decade, the most in a decade since the 1970s — which also had five.

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