And in Year 23 of their shared existence, Arizona’s Major League Baseball franchise is dangerously close to being passed by the Tampa Rays, their expansion partners in 1998. At one time, this seemed impossible. The Diamondbacks made the playoffs in just their second year of existence.
Clayton Kershaw pitched six dominant innings, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 to open a surreal World Series played amid the pandemic. A neutral-site crowd limited by the coronavirus to 11,388 at Globe Life Field, the new $1.2 billion home of the Texas Rangers, saw the Dodgers chase a wild Tyler Glasnow and break away. Game 2 is Wednesday night.
Everyone else was already in mid-season form and it took him, like, two days to look like he’d been playing there all year,” Barfield said. He had a few games where he’d do something to make you think, ‘We don’t have anyone else who can do that,’” Barfield said. He hit three homers – three opposite-field home runs – in back-to-back-to-back at-bats over at Chase Field.