While the Tampa Bay Rays haven’t been to the MLB World Series since 2008, this is nothing new for the Dodgers. This World Series berth marks their third appearance in five years.
After losing to the Astros in the 2017 World Series in seven games and being bested by the Red Sox in 2018 in five games, LA is looking for a different result this year.
Despite his postseason struggles in his career, Clayton Kershaw was on the mound for LA in Game 1 – and he threw a gem.
Kershaw threw six innings, giving up only one run, walking only one batter, and striking out eight.
As for Tampa Bay, Tyler Glasnow was on the hill. Glasnow, in his worst performance in a while, allowed six runs and walked six batters in only 4.1 innings pitched.
In a performance that was probably tough to watch for Red Sox fans, Mookie Betts had two hits, two runs, two stolen bases, and a home run.
LA won Game 1, 8-3.
Game 2 starts tonight at 8:08 PM ET. Catch the game on Fox in America and Sportsnet in Canada.