Dodgers win game 1 of the World Series

The Boys in blue beat the Rays 8-3.


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By Sam Eusebio, Staff Writer


On game 1 of the World Series, the Dodgers beat the Rays with a score of 8-3. The World Series was being held at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. 

After beating the Rays with a score of 8-3, the Dodgers now lead the series 1-0. 

The Dodgers started left-hander Clayton Kershaw to pitch. The Rays started right-hander Tyler Glasnow as a pitcher. 

For the first 3 innings, neither the Dodgers nor the Rays scored a run. 

In the fourth-inning, Cody Bellinger had a 2-run home run putting the Dodgers in the lead with a score of 2-0. Kevin Kiermaier hit a homerun however, the Rays were not able to capitalize on this opportunity.

The fifth-inning saw the Dodgers score 4 more runs bringing the score 6-1. 

The Dodgers would get 2 more runs while the Rays were able to score 2 more runs after Inning 5. This outcome of Game 1 led the Dodgers to win 8-3 and make the series 1-0.

The MVP of game 1 was Mookie Betts. He walked a base, stole two bases, and batted a home run on the first pitch of an inning. His performance marked him as the first player since Babe Ruth to walk a base and steal two bases in one inning during the World-Series.

Clayton Kershaw also had an amazing performance with 8 strikeouts on 6 innings pitched. Kershaw moved to second on the most strikeouts in MLB postseason history.

The Dodgers became the first team since 1908 to steal three bases in one inning. In one play during the fifth inning, the Dodgers had a double stolen base with Mookie Betts going to third-base, and Corey Seager going to second-base. 

“Uh, tons of fun, you know, just happy to be here with these groups of guys. They made it so much fun for me, I kind of sit back here, I just kind of sit back and watch them play,” said Mookie Betts on Game 1 (post-interview on Sportscenter) 

Game 2 of the World Series will be held this Wednesday on October 21. Dodgers right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin will be starting while the Rays will be starting left-handed pitcher Blake Snell.