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Dodgers One Win Away From World Series Title


In a back and forth series with The Tampa Bay Rays, the Dodgers could win it all in Game 6.

October 26, 2020

The GIST: The LA Dodgers are just one game away from winning the World Series. But based on what we’ve seen so far, we’re not sure the Tampa Bay Rays will let them off that easy.

Tell me everything!: Down 2-1 in baseball’s biggest series, the Rays ended Saturday night’s Game 4 with a stunning walk-off run from Brett Phillips to win 8–7 and even up the series. But in keeping with the back and forth wins of the series so far, Game 5 was all Dodgers.

  • The SoCal boys started with a 3–0 lead and never gave it up, even after a third inning push from the Rays. Pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not only instrumental in the 4–2 win, but he had himself a night, passing Justin Verlander to become the MLB’s leader in postseason strikeouts with 207. Sheesh.

What now?: Tomorrow night’s Game 6 could really go either way. But it’s not the only matchup we’re looking forward to: the race to the most homers in a single postseason is a nail-biter, too.

  • Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena and Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager have been trading the top spot over the past few games, with Arozarena currently leading the all-time list with nine. Tune in to Game 6 at 8:08 p.m. ET tomorrow to see if Seager can take back the lead — and maybe win the World Series, too.