Which Astros and Dodgers Scored on Twitter Prior to the World Series?

There have been almost 13.5 million tweets related to the MLB postseason since it began Oct. 3

Dodger Stadium will be significantly more crowded when it hosts game one of the 2017 World Series Tuesday night
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With the first pitch of the 2017 World Series approaching, Twitter said there have been almost 13.5 million tweets related to Major League Baseball’s postseason since it began Oct. 3.

The three most-mentioned players from the American League champion Houston Astros since the start of the playoffs were:

  1. Jose Altuve (210,000 mentions since Oct. 3)
  2. Justin Verlander
  3. Dallas Keuchel

And the three Astros moments that were tweeted about the most were:

  1. Oct. 21: Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-0 to advance to the World Series.
  2. Oct. 17: Yankees beat Astros 6-4 to even the American League Championship Series at two games apiece.
  3. Oct. 9: Astros defeat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 and advance to the ALCS.

The three most-mentioned players from the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers since the start of the playoffs were:

  1. Justin Turner (183,000 mentions in October)
  2. Yu Darvish
  3. Yasiel Puig

And the three Dodgers moments that were tweeted about the most were:

  1. Oct. 19: Dodgers defeat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 to win the National League Championship Series.
  2. Oct. 15: Turner hits a walk-off three-run home run to beat the Cubs and give Dodgers a 2-0 series lead.
  3. Oct. 19: Kike Hernandez hits a grand slam in the third inning to give the Dodgers a 7-0 lead over the Cubs.

In terms of the respective teams’ followers, the Dodgers begin the World Series with 1.78 million, up 29 percent during the 2017 MLB regular season, while the Astros have 1.04 million, marking a 51 percent in-season jump.