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World Series: Dodgers top Rays in Game 5, take 3-2 lead

World Series: Dodgers top Rays in Game 5, take 3-2 lead

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Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers grabbed an early three-run lead and held on for a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. With the victory, the Dodgers took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and sit one win away from their first championship since 1988. Game 6 of the series is Tuesday night. Advertisement On the heels of a shocking loss to the Rays in the ninth inning of Game 4 on Saturday night, starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw steadied the Dodgers with a strong pitching performance, plus an exceptional defensive play that prevented a run from scoring. Kershaw, who beat the Rays for the second time in six days, escaped a fourth-inning jam when Manuel Margot nearly circled the bases. Margot drew a...
World Series: Rays stun Dodgers in ninth inning to win Game 4

World Series: Rays stun Dodgers in ninth inning to win Game 4

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Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Rays shocked the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ninth inning for an 8-7 win in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Down 7-6 in the final frame, Brett Phillips became the unlikely hero when he singled to shallow right-center field to score Kevin Kiermaier and Randy Arozarena on a sequence that involved a pair of Dodgers misplays. Advertisement Kiermaier blooped a single with one out off closer Kenley Jansen and Arozarena walked with two outs. Phillips then hit a soft single that center fielder Chris Taylor misplayed as the tying run scored. Arozarena appeared to be caught in a rundown when he stumbled on his way to home, but Dodgers catcher Will Smith was unable to handle the relay throw as he spun his glove aroun...
World Series: Kershaw, Bellinger guide Dodgers to Game 1 win over Rays

World Series: Kershaw, Bellinger guide Dodgers to Game 1 win over Rays

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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Cody Bellinger got the offense going and Clayton Kershaw dazzled across six innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers cruised to an 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Bellinger blasted a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier answered with a solo shot to right field in the fifth to make it a one-run game, but that would be the closest the Rays would get the rest of the night. Advertisement The Dodgers, playing in the World Series for the third time in four years but seeking their first title since 1988, exploded for four runs in the bottom of the fifth and added two more in the sixth -- courtesy of Mookie Betts' solo ho...
NLCS: Dodgers beat Braves in Game 7, advance to World Series

NLCS: Dodgers beat Braves in Game 7, advance to World Series

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Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their comeback with a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. With the victory, the Dodgers reached the Fall Classic for the third time in four years. Los Angeles will play the Tampa Bay Rays -- who beat the Houston Astros in seven games in the American League Championship Series -- in the World Series. Advertisement The Dodgers, who matched an LCS record with 16 home runs, overcame a 3-1 series deficit by winning three straight games when facing elimination for just the second time in team history. Corey Seager was named NLCS MVP after recording five homers against the Braves. "I'm just so proud of these guys," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who ...
NLCS: Dodgers scratch Clayton Kershaw from Game 2 vs. Braves

NLCS: Dodgers scratch Clayton Kershaw from Game 2 vs. Braves

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Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have scratched Clayton Kershaw from his scheduled start in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday after the ace pitcher experienced back spasms. Los Angeles announced that right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin will start in place of the three-time Cy Young award winner. The Dodgers will face the Atlanta Braves at 6:05 p.m. EDT at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Advertisement The Braves lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 after a 5-1 win on Monday. Right-handed pitcher Ian Anderson is expected to start for the Braves. Gonsolin, 26, had a 2-2 record and a 2.31 ERA in nine games this season for the Dodgers. He has yet to pitch this postseason. Kershaw, 32, won in each of his two playoff starts and has allowed nine hits and three...