Stars Are Shining For Both LA and Tampa Bay in the World Series


Donovan Lee, Sports Editor / HTV Station Manager

As the MLB World Series approaches in Game 6, the battle has given all the feels of a Western-style shootout, fit for the Arlington venue. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are going back and forth to stake their claim as the best baseball team in the world.

Veteran Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton Kershaw has had a showing in his return to the Fall Classic, as he surpassed Justin Verlander for most career strikeouts in the postseason in his game five start, tallying six K’s on the mound.

At the plate, the Rays have been far from sluggish but have surely been slugging as rookie Randy Arozarena makes his first trip to the World Series and has already made history, recording the most hits ever in a single postseason with 27 and counting. He and the rest of the Rays’ clubhouse are batting .228 in the series with an on-base percentage of .288.

In the opposing dugout, Mookie Betts, who the Dodgers acquired in the offseason from the Boston Red Sox, has continued his impressive play, making gem catches in right field for LA, as well as his immaculate base running, stealing two bases in Game 1 of the series.

Ahead of Game 6, the Rays are looking to regroup from a 4-2 loss in Game 4, making it a win-or-go-home situation for their fifth outing. They continue to keep the series close, after stealing Game 3 from the Dodgers in walk-off fashion. Tampa Bay has stated that they intend to utilize their dugout substantially to try and extend their title hopes to a winner-take-all Game 7.

The sixth game of the 2020 MLB World Series will begin at 7:08 p.m. at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Fox will continue to air the series on its network.