Dodgers take a 3-2 lead in the 2020 World Series over the Rays

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Dodgers are just one game away from a potential series-clinching World Series. The Dodgers presently lead the World Series 3-2.

The Dodgers rebounded following an insane loss on Saturday night. Los Angeles won 4-2 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy hits a home run in Game 5 of the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays
Max Muncy hits a home run in Game 5 of the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by the Los Angeles Dodgers/Instagram)

The series can be clinched on Tuesday night when the Dodgers become the home game in the series once again. The last series that did not reach Game 7 was when the Boston Red Sox defeated the Dodgers 4-1 in Game 5 in 2018.

Last year, the Washington Nationals won their first-ever World Series championship over the Houston Astros in Game 7.

Max Muncy put the game out of reach with a solo home run in the fifth inning. His 434-foot shot gave the Dodgers a 4-2 lead.

The Rays got within one run in the third inning. Randy Arozarena singles to shallow left field. Yandy Díaz scored on the play to make it 3-2.

When Díaz was up to bat, he tripled to deep right field. Kevin Kiermaier scored on the play to cut the lead to 3-1.

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The Dodgers led 3-0 after the first two innings. Joc Pederson hit a 428-foot home run to center field in the second inning for a 3-0 lead.

Cody Bellinger reached on an infield single to second base. Corey Seager scored on the play.

Seager also singled to right field that also scored Mookie Betts for the 1-0 lead.

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Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw got the win. He allowed two runs (two earned runs) on five hits in 5 2/3 innings.

He also struck out six batters and walked two.

Relief pitcher Blake Treinen picked up the save after going one inning in the ninth.

Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow lost both of his World Series starts. He allowed four runs (four earned runs), including six hits and two home runs, in five innings.

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Glasnow also had seven strikeouts and three walks.

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