Dodgers Take Game 6 and Win Their First World Series Since 1988

Dodgers and Rays saving baseball from itself with true Fall Classic

The news about Turner's positive test did not even reach his Dodgers teammates immediately.

Here are some of the best images of the game from longtime Los Angeles Times photographers Robert Gauthier and Wally Skalij from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

About 2 1/2 weeks after the Lakers won the National Basketball Association title while finishing their season in the National Basketball Association bubble in Orlando, Florida, the Dodgers gave Los Angeles another championship in this year when the novel coronavirus pandemic has delayed, shortened and moved around sports seasons.

Randy Arozarena, the powerful Tampa Bay rookie, extended his postseason record with his 10th homer in the first off rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin, the first of seven Dodgers pitchers.

"You strive to hear that", he said of being called a World Series champion. The rest of the Dodgers homers vs. the Rays have come from Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Austin Barnes and Will Smith.

"With the extra day, it worked out nicely, I took the next day off and then got my two lifts and my bullpen and on would have been Game 4", Gonsolin said.

Then, in a decision that will no doubt haunt the Rays, manager Kevin Cash emerged from the dugout and pulled Snell out of the game despite the lefty only giving up two hits and no walks while striking out nine. "I wanted to go the whole game".


Though it certainly can be argued that it's a varied team effort that has the Dodgers on the brink of victory, in many ways, Betts' performance in Game 1 set the tone.

Dodgers rightfielder Mookie Betts promptly smacked a double up the left field line off Rays relief pitcher Nick Anderson.

Mookie Betts came to the Dodgers to make a World Series difference.

Barnes, who had singled off Snell, advanced to third and scored on a wild pitch. The speedy Betts beat the throw home on a ground ball by Corey Seager to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.

The Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, in Game 6 of the World Series to claim their first title since 1988.

Julio Urias pitched the final 2.1 innings for the save.

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