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Sport Rays vanquish Astros to reach MLB World Series, Dodgers force Game 7 in NLCS

08:05  18 october  2020
08:05  18 october  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

World series winners LA Dodgers end title drought with 3-1 victory over Rays

  World series winners LA Dodgers end title drought with 3-1 victory over Rays The Dodgers win completed a championship double for Los Angeles, whose LeBron James-led Lakers won their first NBA title since 2010.Corey Seager drove in the go-ahead run, Mookie Betts homered late and a stream of Los Angeles pitchers stood firm as the Dodgers won the seventh World Series in club history but their first since 1988.

And in the American League Championship Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros today, a World Before that, however, the National League Championship Series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers will produce either its own World Series contender or

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The Tampa Bay Rays are World Series-bound for just the second time in their history after defeating the Houston Astros 4-2 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS).

a baseball player is getting ready to hit the ball: Tampa Bay Rays star Randy Arozarena © Getty Images Tampa Bay Rays star Randy Arozarena

A series decider was needed in the ALCS after the Astros won 7-4 on Friday – becoming the second team in MLB history to fall 3-0 behind in a best-of-seven matchup and force a Game 7.

But that is as good as it got for the Astros as the Rays – chasing their first championship – advanced to their first World Series since 2008 on Saturday.

Charlie Morton pitched 5.2 scoreless innings to set the tone for the Rays, allowing just two hits against his former team.

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 MLB: Astros Force Game 5, Dodgers Celebrate Record Victory The Houston Astros averted a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a narrow win in Game 4 of the ALCS and may continue to dream of returning to the World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers, in turn, have made it to the NLCS after beating the Atlanta Braves. © Provided by SPOX Jose Altuve gave the Houston Astros the lead in Game 4 with a home run in the first inning.

That was Game 2 of the NLCS . Roberts is very much committed to not letting Hill go through the lineup a third time this postseason. Game 7 is next. Wednesday night the Dodgers and Astros will close out the 2017 season with the 38th This will be the sixth World Series Game 7 in Dodgers history.

The Dodgers are going to back-to-back World Series for the first time since 1977-78, when they lost both times to the Yankees. They'll be trying for their first World Series win since 1988, which was clinched 30 years ago to the day, the same year they last won a Game 7 in the NLCS against the Mets.

Morton is the only pitcher in MLB history with four winner-take-all wins after Tampa Bay's success.

ALCS MVP Randy Arozarena hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Rays a 2-0 lead – a record-setting seventh home run by a rookie in a single postseason, per Stats Perform.

Arozarena also became the first rookie with a go-ahead home run in a Game 7 since Miguel Cabrera's homer in Game 7 of the 2003 National League Championship Series.

Mike Zunino also homered for the Rays, while Pete Fairbanks became the first rookie to save a Game 7 since David Price in the 2008 ALCS – both sent Tampa Bay to the World Series.

The Rays will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Atlanta Braves in the World Series.

The Dodgers forced a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) following Saturday's 3-1 triumph.

Los Angeles used a three-run opening inning to top Atlanta – Justin Turner and Corey Seager both homering for the Dodgers.

Dodgers starter Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and striking out six.

Dodgers unbeatable at their best – Kershaw bullish about World Series chances .
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