After one of the entertaining and wildest walk-off wins in World Series the Rays beat the Dodgers 8-7 to even the series at two games each. But both teams come into tonight’s Game 5 with very depleted bullpens and both hoping their starters can last a while.
Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 8:08 p.m. EDT on TBS and here is a breakdown of the keys to the game.
PITCHING PROBABLES: Los Angeles: Clayton Kershaw (6-2, 2.16 ERA in regular season) Tampa Bay: Tyler Glasnow (5-1, 4.08 ERA in regular season)
LINE: Dodgers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
WORLD SERIES: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay will play Los Angeles in Game 5 of the World Series.
The Rays were 20-9 in home games in 2020. Tampa Bay has a team slugging percentage of .417 this postseason, Randy Arozarena leads them with a mark of .841, including 13 extra base hits and 12 RBIs.
The Dodgers posted a record of 22-8 away from home in 2020. Los Angeles has hit 27 home runs this postseason, Corey Seager has accounted for eight of them en route to posting a slugging percentage of .803.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 14 home runs and has 37 RBIs.
Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 28 extra base hits and is batting .307.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 8-2, .233 batting average, 2.72 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Dodgers: 8-2, .276 batting average, 3.14 ERA, outscored opponents by 34 runs
INJURIES: Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow).
Dodgers: Jimmy Nelson: (back), Caleb Ferguson: (left elbow).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.