Sports Dodgers overcome final trauma: First MLB title since 1988

09:45  28 october  2020
09:45  28 october  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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The Dodgers ’ last World Series victory came in 1988 , highlighted by Kirk Gibson’s famed home run in Game 1 against the Oakland A’s. This is the first title for the Dodgers under the ownership of a group that includes investors Magic Johnson, producer Peter Guber and Billie Jean King.

After a Major League Baseball season unlike any other, the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3- 1 in Game 6 to win the best-of-seven series four games to two.

The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball professionals have overcome their final trauma and won their first championship in 32 years.

Die Los Angeles Dodgers feiern ihren Sieg gegen die Tampa Bay Rays. © Tony Gutierrez / AP / dpa The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

After two final defeats in the past three years they made the title win in the sixth game of the World Series with a 3-1 against the Tampa Bay Rays. "First of all, we should congratulate them on an incredible season and a highly competitive series," said Mark Walter, owner and chairman of the Dodgers. «This win is for our fans. Thank you Los Angeles, thank you to the Dodgers fans everywhere. It has been 32 long years since we were last celebrated as Masters. This trophy is for the biggest fans in Major League Baseball. "

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The Dodgers made another fast start in Game 5 as Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger hit RBI singles in the first inning. The in-form Seager was the first Dodgers player all-time to record a hit in five straight at-bats in a World Series, as per Stats Perform. Joc Pederson's home run stretched the lead before

Clayton Kershaw earned the victory and the Dodgers went on to beat the Rays in Game 5 to get within one win from a World Series title . They are just one victory away from going where no Dodger team has gone since the heroics of Kirk Gibson, winning Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series.

Mookie Betts gewann mit den Los Angeles Dodgers die World Series. © Eric Gay / AP / dpa Mookie Betts won the World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The final step, however, was a tough job. Tampa Bay underlined its comeback qualities at the beginning. Randy Arozarena extended his rookie record with his tenth playoff home run, giving the Rays an early lead. But in the seventh inning, the Dodgers turned the game around within minutes.

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In the press conference, Rays manager Kevin Cash's disappointment gave way to pride: “It was a tough season with many adverse circumstances. It's an honor to have been part of this team. I would also like to congratulate the Dodgers on the championship. "

Justin Turner was absent from the Los Angeles celebrations. The third baseman was replaced in the eighth inning after previously testing positive for the coronavirus. During the game, the Dodgers should have been informed, confirmed league boss Rob Manfred.

Turner wrote on Twitter: “I feel great, have no symptoms at all. I've just lived through every emotion you can think of. I can't believe I can't be out there to party with my boys! But I'm so proud of this team. "

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