The Dodgers got off to a great start in the 2020 World Series with a resounding 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 on Tuesday, and will look to take a 2-0 lead with another victory in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Leading the offensive onslaught for LA was Mookie Betts, who went 2 for 4 with a home run and stole two bases to give fans all across the country a free taco from Taco Bell. Betts, whom the Dodgers acquired in a trade this offseason from the Red Sox, was so stellar that it prompted many fans to wonder exactly why Boston decided to give up the 2018 AL MVP.
Clayton Kershaw was also a big key for the Dodgers. The veteran ace exorcised some postseason demons and pitched a gem, allowing just one earned run on two hits and a walk in six innings of work.
The Rays struggled to get much production out of the top of their lineup, with their first four batters going a combined 1 for 15 with no runs scored and no RBI. That includes rookie DH Randy Arozarena, who went 0 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout. Arozarena has been sensational in October, racking up more hits this postseason (21) than he did during the entire regular season (18). He’s been breaking all kinds of playoff records all while playing on a bargain of a salary, and Tampa Bay will need him to continue his historical run to have a chance.
Taking the mound in Game 2 for the Rays will be 2018 Cy Young winner Blake Snell. Snell has had a mixed bag of performances this postseason with a 2-2 record and a 3.20 ERA. He was excellent in his Wild Card start against Toronto (5.2 IP, 1H, 0 ER, 9 Ks) and solid in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros (5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER). But the Yankees tagged him in the ALDS (5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER) and the Astros got to him the second time around (4 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 ER). Tampa Bay will be hoping Snell can recover that Cy Young form and keep them from falling to a 2-0 deficit.
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World Series Game 1 start time
- First pitch: 8:08 p.m. ET
- TV channel: Fox
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
First pitch for Game 2 of the 2020 World Series is scheduled for 8:02 p.m. ET. All games of the 2020 World Series will start around the same time.
The pitching matchup for Game 2 pits the Rays’ Blake Snell vs. the Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin.
World Series schedule 2020
All seven games of the World Series will take place from MLB’s bubble location in Arlington, Tex. Games will take place from Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers.
The Dodgers will operate as the home team in Games 1, 2, 6 and 7. Sides flip in Games 3, 4 and 5 when the Rays will be the home team.
|Date||Game||Start time||TV Channel||Score|
|Tuesday, Oct. 20||Rays vs. Dodgers, Game 1||8:09 p.m. ET||Fox||8-3 Dodgers (LAD lead 1-0)|
|Wednesday, Oct. 21||Rays vs. Dodgers, Game 2||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
|Friday, Oct. 23||Dodgers vs. Rays, Game 3||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
|Saturday, Oct. 24||Dodgers vs. Rays, Game 4||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
|Sunday, Oct. 25||Dodgers vs. Rays, Game 5*||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
|Tuesday, Oct. 27||Rays vs. Dodgers, Game 6*||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
|Wednesday, Oct. 28||Rays vs. Dodgers, Game 7*||8:09 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
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