Yu Darvish

World Series patches in place, Dodgers prepare for Astros

The Los Angeles Dodgers love their analytics, collecting so much data that manager Dave Roberts proudly proclaims: "I don't see any team that's more prepared than we are."

All the numbers, video and advanced scouting reports are great. But firsthand looks are nice, too.

So Curtis Granderson, what do you know about your World Series opponent, the Houston Astros?

"I saw them a couple times in spring training, when I was with the Mets," the outfielder said.

OK, then.

Funny, in a way. The Astros and Dodgers have played more than 700 times over the years, but these clubs know very little about each other.

"A lot of it is...

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