Dusty Baker takes another shot at elusive title with World Series appearance

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — He led the franchise to a World Series appearance 20 years ago before losing to the then-Anaheim Angeles in seven games. Perhaps the name “Russ Ortiz” will bring back a certain memory for San Francisco Giants fans.

Game 1 of the World Series between the Phillies and Astros will be in Houston on Friday. The Astros finished the regular season with an AL-best 106-56, and the Phillies finished the regular season with an 87-75 record.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.