Dodgers Finally Capture World Series, First Since 1988

Jonathan Grant | October 28th, 2020

Considering just how good the Los Angeles Dodgers have been over the last decade or so, it’s hard to believe that their World Series win- confirmed on Tuesday night in extremely strange circumstances- was the first that they have had in over 30 years. But it was. However, all of that pain and heartache will be worth it to them following their 3-1 come-from-behind win in Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Randy Arozarena, who quite frankly could have been named MVP despite his team being on the losing end, gave his team the lead in the top of the first with a solo home run.

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They would hold that slim 1-0 advantage until the sixth when a wild pitch and a fielder’s choice allowed the Dodgers to take a 2-1 lead. Mookie Betts had scored the latter of those two runs, and he pushed an extra insurance run across in the bottom of the eighth when he hit his own solo homer. Corey Seagar, later named MVP of the World Series, just as he was for the NLCS, was the man at the plate for the aforementioned fielder’s choice. That 3-1 lead would prove to be enough for the Dodgers to obtain victory for the fourth time in the series, allowing them to finally lift the trophy. Justin Turner, bizarrely, was forced to leave the game late in the going after he tested positive for Covid-19. Despite that, he returned to the field to celebrate a while after the game. It’s been a strange, strange year, hasn’t it?

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