The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in the sixth matchup of Major League Baseball’s 2020 final series on Tuesday night in Arlington.
This is the first coronation for the Californian team since the 1988 campaign and the seventh championship in the history of the organization.
It’s also a balm for many veteran winners, as the Dodgers had suffered World Series losses in 2017 and 2018.
A decision that will haunt Cash
In the clash of the day, it is a change of pitcher on the side of the Rays that completely changed the pace of the meeting. Manager Kevin Cash chose to retire Blake Snell after five and a third innings of work, after it was awarded a hit to Austin Barnes. He was replaced by Nick Anderson, who immediately gave Mookie Betts a double. He then missed a pitch and Barnes took the opportunity to tie the score 1 to 1. Corey Seager then allowed Betts to step on the plate, giving the Dodgers a lead and ending Anderson’s work night.
The $ 365 million man was not done making his own. In the eighth inning, Betts hit a solo homerun to give his roster a little extra cushion.
A host of launchers
Coming back to Snell, the Rays starter was having a fantastic game. He allowed just two safe strikes and struck out nine opponents. He also became the second player in Major League history to pass nine rivals in the mitt in four innings in a World Series game.
On the Dodgers side, manager Dave Roberts used seven gunners in this game. The pitching squad gave five hits and struck out 16 Rays players.
It was Julio Urias who finished the work for the new champions. The one who entered late in the seventh inning continued his recent successes and gave absolutely nothing to opposing hitters. He also spent four Rays in the mitt.
It was the starter Tony Gonsolin who allowed the only point for the losers. In the first inning, he served a ball to the liking of Randy Arozarena. The latter hit a solo home run. It was his 10th long ball of the season.