9TH INNING: 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays
8TH INNING: 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays
7TH INNING: 6-3 Tampa Bay Rays
6TH INNING: 6-3 Tampa Bay Rays
5TH INNING: 5-2 Tampa Bay Rays
4TH INNING: 3-0 Tampa Bay Rays
3RD INNING: 1-0 Tampa Bay Rays
2ND INNING: 1-0 Tampa Bay Rays
1ST INNING: 1-0 Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, first in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17, first in the NL West)
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8:08 p.m. EDT
LINE: Dodgers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
WORLD SERIES: Los Angeles leads the series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Dodgers were 21-9 on their home turf in 2020. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .259 this postseason, Mookie Betts has led them with an average of .327, including seven extra base hits and six RBIs.
The Rays were 20-11 on the road in 2020. Tampa Bay has a team slugging percentage of .400 this postseason, Randy Arozarena leads them with a mark of .810, including 11 extra base hits and 10 RBIs.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: AJ Pollock leads the Dodgers with 16 home runs and has 34 RBIs.
Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 25 extra base hits and 37 RBIs.
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
INJURIES: 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).