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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...
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...