• Dodgers can end drought with one more World Series win over Rays
    France 24

    Dodgers can end drought with one more World Series win over Rays

    Roberts and the Dodgers have the luxury now of having two chances to seal the triumph, while game six is do-or-die for the Rays. But Tampa Bay, built with the third-lowest payroll in the major leagues according to Spotrac, have a resilient bunch, beating the New York Yankees 2-1 in a decisive game five to reach the American League Championship Series, where they won a deciding game seven against the Houston Astros. "We expect to win this thing," Rays pitcher Ryan Thompson said Monday.

  • Family, coaches still talking about game-winning hit by Rays' hometown hero
    FOX 13 Tampa Bay

    Family, coaches still talking about game-winning hit by Rays' hometown hero

    SEMINOLE, Fla. Facing pressure as big as the state of Texas, the Rays’ Brett Phillips came through in the bottom of the ninth with a clutch hit in Game 4 that’ll forever be etched in team history. His RBI single brought home Kevin Kiermaier and the stumbling Randy Arozarena, capping a back-and-forth game that tied the World Series at two games each “To know the backstory is to know the story,” said Phillips during a post-game interview.

  • World Series 2020: Rays vs. Dodgers Pitching Outlook and Predictions
    Bleacher Report

    World Series 2020: Rays vs. Dodgers Pitching Outlook and Predictions

    Pitching Outlook Tampa Bay Rays Left-hander Blake Snell gets the Game 6 start for the Rays after allowing two hits and two earned runs in 4.2 innings in Game 2. The 2018 AL Cy Young winner had a strong regular season, posting a 3.24 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 50 innings, but he struggled to pitch deep into games. He pitched into the sixth inning in just four of his 11 starts, and failed to finish the sixth in each of those instances.