The teams return to action on Wednesday, with Blake Snell scheduled to start for the Rays and the Dodgers expected to feature a bullpen game. Tyler Glasnow and Mike Zunino had a discussion in between innings. So, both the Rays and the Dodgers have been living out of hotels for about a month. This forced Roberts to get Pedro Baez up in the bullpen — a small victory for the Rays as the Dodgers likely hoped to avoid using their best relief arms with such a large lead. The agreement for the stadium called for a 50-50 split between the Rangers and the City of Arlington, although the city's contribution was capped at $500 million. They play stellar defense and have a deep group of players, particularly on the mound, that Manager Kevin Cash swaps out frequently to exploit matchups. This time, Bellinger celebrated with his teammates with a foot tap. Glasnow was charged with all six runs. Fifth Inning: The Dodgers strike back after Kevin Kiermaier’s homer. Clayton Kershaw and his slider are in a groove. Globe Life Field is located right next door to the old Rangers' ballpark, which was known as Globe Life Park for its final few seasons. Championship Series games. It has been biting, and is still fooling the Rays.

The game had the makings of a pitchers’ duel between the Rays’ hard-throwing starter, Tyler Glasnow, 27, and Kershaw, 32. It was a smoother first inning for Tyler Glasnow, the Rays’ hard-throwing starter. He had a stellar regular season with a 6-2 record and 2.16 earned run average. Game 1 of the 2020 World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (10/20/20) at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

Kershaw has thrown 78 pitches through six innings, which helps a Dodgers’ bullpen that was worn out by Game 7 of the N.L.C.S. His arsenal — a 100-mile-per-hour fastball and a wicked curveball — makes him one of the best strikeout starters in baseball. He was the Rays’ general manager from 2005 to 2014, the architect of the team that reached the 2008 World Series. He has struck out five in all. It opened in 2020 and helped MLB keep travel off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rays’ offense is susceptible to strikeouts (they led the major leagues in the category during the regular season) and has been carried by a handful of hitters, such as Randy Arozarena. The Dodgers piled on four more runs an inning later, not with powerful swings, but with strong at-bats and zippy base running. The Dodgers already played the NLCS at the stadium, while the Rays' first exposure to the first-year ballpark is coming in the World Series. But he has a complicated postseason legacy, which is checkered with both strong and poor performances, including this year. Fans can watch every game of the series … Vin Scully with a cameo. He felt better on Tuesday and was in the starting lineup. Breaking: MLB Decides On 1 Location For The World Series. It will be a marquee pitching matchup in the first game of the best-of-seven series: the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and Tyler Glasnow of the Rays. He got Adames to whiff on a sharp slider, a key pitch for Kershaw: Opponents hit .197 against his slider during the regular season, the lowest mark of his main three offerings. Betts put the game further out of reach with a solo blast, his first of the postseason, in the sixth inning. He has thrown it 22 times already. Kevin Kiermaier drove in a run with a single.

On Sunday, Bellinger dislocated his right shoulder, which he said has happened before, when he forcefully smacked elbows with Enrique Hernandez in celebration after his homer. That helped Glasnow pitch around a single by Chris Taylor, which represented the Dodgers’ first hit of the game. The Rays threatened in the seventh inning with Clayton Kershaw out of the game. Second Inning: The pitchers’ duel continues. Belli's picking up where he left off. They also used synthetic grass to make up the playing surface. Kevin Kiermaier, the Rays’ longest-tenured player, got a slider from Clayton Kershaw right over the heart of the plate and sent it over the right-center field fence for a solo homer. Fourth Inning: Bellinger’s homer puts the Dodgers in front. They're allowing capacity to peak at 11,500. This is one area where the Dodgers can pounce: Glasnow walked 22 batters in 57 ⅓ regular-season innings, and eight in 19 ⅓ postseason innings entering Game 1. He walked Corey Seager, the Dodgers’ shortstop, on six pitches, but got two flyouts and a groundout. The World Series participants are still being sorted out, but once they are determined, the best-of-seven series will get underway. He hit 100 miles per hour a few times, and 101 once. The Dodgers and Rays will have a day off after Games 2 and 5. Behind the left arm of Clayton Kershaw and a potent offense led by Mookie Betts, the Los Angeles Dodgers toppled the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3, in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. But the Dodgers responded in a big way in the bottom half of the inning. Facing Dodgers reliever Victor Gonzalez, Mike Brosseau and Kevin Kiermaier each laced run-scoring singles to trim the Rays’ deficit to 8-3. It cost $1.1 billion to build Globe Life Field. The Dodgers have not yet announced a Game 2 starter, but the Rays said they would go with Blake Snell, a 2018 Cy Young Award winner. Corey Seager worked his second walk in two plate appearances, holding off on Glasnow’s offerings near the edges. Late-stage construction potentially added an additional $0.1 billion, according to MLB.com. Mookie Betts drew a walk off Tyler Glasnow to lead off the inning, stole second base and then third (as part of a double steal with Corey Seager), and then beat first baseman Yandy Diaz’s throw home on a fielder’s choice. Singles by Will Smith, Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez pushed the Dodgers’ lead to 6-1. Entering tonight, about 72 percent of the Rays’ runs this postseason came on home runs. The Rays, on the other hand, are one of the youngest franchises in baseball, added in 1998 along with the Arizona Diamondbacks as expansion teams. Their families were also allowed to enter a pre-playoff quarantine that allows families to be in the bubble with the players. Using sharp command and a healthy dose of biting sliders, Kershaw at one point retired 13 straight Rays before he coughed up a solo home run to Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier in the fifth inning. The 2020 World Series is being played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Their only other trip to the World Series was in 2008, which they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in five games. In all, the Rays have whiffed at 16 of Kershaw’s 55 pitches so far. Following the shortest regular season in … The Rays’ talented pitching staff faces a stiff challenge in the Dodgers, who led the major leagues with 5.82 runs per game during the regular season. With Yarbrough in the game, the Dodgers’ buzzsaw continued. The biggest difference between them, though, was painfully obvious on Tuesday: hitting. He, too, has had both stout and middling outings this postseason. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all games of the World Series will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, therefore making this World Series the first since 1944to be held at … Before the pandemic shortened the season and trimmed salaries, the Dodgers’ opening day payroll was set to be the third-largest in the major leagues at $225 million, according to Cot’s Baseball Contracts. Here's what you need to know about this World Series neutral-site host. WORLD SERIES 2020: Scores, TV schedule and more. With an 8-1 lead, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts lifted Kershaw after 78 pitches and six innings. Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports, via Reuters. Kevin Kiermaier with Mike Zunino after his solo homer in the fifth. Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports, via Reuters. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/LNBBCz4Inn. Players are expected to quarantine at hotels for the duration of the playoffs. Tonight, Bellinger’s swing showed no ill effects of any lingering shoulder soreness, too.

Tyler Glasnow’s breaking balls have been baffling the Dodgers’ hitters so far. But Glasnow’s command sputtered — he walked six over four and one-third innings — and the Dodgers’ offense, which led the major leagues in runs during the regular season, was too much to hold down. Tyler Glasnow's six walks tonight are the most in a World Series game since St. Louis' Edwin Jackson in Game 4 of the 2011 WS, across the street at the old Texas ballpark. This year’s World Series is being played at a neutral site, with Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas playing host. When M.L.B. The City’s contribution be will funded by a 0.5-cent sales tax, 2% hotel tax, and a 5% car rental tax. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/hV7Mc4ELnz. But the Dodgers tacked on another run before Cash could bring in Yarbrough, with Will Smith smacking a single into center field to score Seager. and the players’ union agreed to play in a handful contained environments for the playoffs, the country’s virus hot spots were changing and both sides wanted to limit their exposure by cutting down on the travel of a normal postseason.

The goal was to decrease the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak that could derail the postseason. Most secondary ticket sale sites offered tickets in pairs. Madness was expected during this postseason. The Dodgers extended the lead to 8-1 when Max Muncy doubled to bring home Turner. Cody Bellinger, the Dodgers’ hero in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday, smashed a two-run blast off Glasnow in the fourth inning. Still, the Dodgers have not won a title since 1988.