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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 ...
ALCS: Astros win third straight game vs. Rays to force Game 7

ALCS: Astros win third straight game vs. Rays to force Game 7

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros earned a 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for their third consecutive victory, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the AL Championship Series. The Astros are now one win away from their third World Series in four seasons, and the club can join the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only teams to rally from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series. The Red Sox stunned the New York Yankees to win the ALCS before going on to win their first World Series in 86 seasons that year. Advertisement Otherwise, MLB teams leading 3-0 in a best-of-seven playoff series are 37-1. Houston also is attempting to become the first team to win a pennant with a losing record in the regular season. The Astros -- who have been criticized for their sign-stealing scheme used in 2017 --...
ALCS: Astros’ Carlos Correa forces Game 6 with walk-off homer vs. Rays

ALCS: Astros’ Carlos Correa forces Game 6 with walk-off homer vs. Rays

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Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Carlos Correa kept the Astros' season alive with a walk-off home run off Rays reliever Nick Anderson, giving Houston a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay in Thursday's Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. It was Correa's second career walk-off homer in the postseason, making him the third player in MLB history to accomplish that feat. With his game-winning blast, the Astros avoided elimination and trimmed the Rays' daunting three-game series lead to 3-2. Advertisement Game 6 of the ALCS is set for Friday. Houston is just the fourth team to force a Game 6 after dropping the first three games of the series. The 2004 Boston Red Sox are the only team in major league history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series. The Astros took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Geo...
Florida-LSU football game postponed due to Gators’ COVID-19 outbreak

Florida-LSU football game postponed due to Gators’ COVID-19 outbreak

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Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Saturday's scheduled Florida-LSU college football game was postponed Wednesday after more than 20 Florida players tested positive for COVID-19, Gators' athletic director Scott Stricklin said Wednesday. The game was to be held at 4 p.m. EDT Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. It tentatively has been rescheduled for Dec. 12. The Gators have paused all football activities indefinitely. Advertisement Stricklin said 18 scholarship players and three walk-on players tested positive for COVID-19. He also said the Gators would have fewer than 50 scholarship players available if they tried to play Saturday because of players in quarantine or on the COVID injury list. "We understand the importance of trying to have a team available," Stricklin said. "That was o...