World Series Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers face Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1, Tuesday at 8:09 pm ET
Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, first in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17, first in the NL West)
Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8:09 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tampa Bay: Tyler Glasnow (5-1, 4.08 ERA in regular season) Los Angeles: Clayton Kershaw (6-2, 2.16 ERA in regular season)
LINE: Dodgers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
Clayton Kershaw and Los Angeles will play Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the World Series.
The Dodgers were 21-9 on their home turf in 2020. Los Angeles has a team on-base percentage of .355 this postseason, Max Muncy leads them with an OBP of .434, including five extra base hits and eight RBIs.
The Rays were 20-11 on the road in 2020. Tampa Bay has a team slugging percentage of .407 this postseason, Randy Arozarena leads them with a mark of .855, including 11 extra base hits and 10 RBIs.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS:
AJ Pollock leads the Dodgers with 16 home runs and is batting .276.
Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 14 home runs and is batting .269.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Dodgers: 8-2, .276 batting average, 3.14 ERA, outscored opponents by 34 runs
Rays: 8-2, .233 batting average, 2.72 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Dodgers: Jimmy Nelson: (back), Caleb Ferguson: (left elbow).
Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow).