The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw on the mound in Game 5 against the Rays, looking to regain advantage in the World Series, and potentially do something he’s never done. Should Kershaw earn the win on Sunday night at Globe Life Field, he’ll have two wins in the same postseason series for the first time in his career. The Dodgers have won two Kershaw starts in three different series — 2013 NLDS, 2016 NLDS, 2017 NLCS — but Kershaw didn’t get the win in both games in any of those series.
The first 32 innings of this World Series were played without a lead change. Then the lead changed in the bottom of the sixth, the top of the seventh, the Rays tied it in the bottom of the seventh, the Dodgers went ahead in the top of the eighth and the Rays won in the bottom of the ninth with Los Angeles one strike away from taking a three-games-to-one lead. It ended with Tyler Glasnow and Blake Snell warming — that would be the Rays’ scheduled Games 5 and 6 starters.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays have traded victories during the World Series and now one team will push the other to the brink of elimination in Game 5. The Dodgers were on the verge of taking a 3-1 series lead but a wild turn of events has them looking to rebound from a stunning walk-off loss. Obviously didn’t get the result that we wanted.