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World Series Game 6: 7 key storylines

@williamfleitch
12:15 PM EDT

In a season that has been unlike any other, it is fitting that this is all ending with a bang. Either it’s going to end Tuesday in a Game 6 that gives the long-suffering Dodgers fans their first World Series title in more than 30 years, or … we’re getting

World Series Gm. 6 lineups, FAQ (FOX, 8 ET)

@juanctoribio and @castrovince and @kengurnick
an hour ago

The first neutral-site World Series has the Dodgers and Rays both calling Arlington’s Globe Life Field home. And perhaps, in that spirit of sharing, it is only appropriate that the two clubs have alternated victories in the first five games of this best-of-seven Fall Classic.

Mookie is the man for this moment

@MikeLupica
10:15 AM EDT

Maybe this is Mookie Betts’ night for the Dodgers. • World Series Game 6: Tonight, 8 ET/5 PT on FOX They always talk about the best player in the gym when looking at potential deciding games in basketball. Another team in Los Angeles just had LeBron James in the gym

If LA wins, should Kershaw be WS MVP?

@alysonfooter and @mike_petriello and @RichardJustice
12:34 AM EDT

If the Dodgers win one more game over the Rays, they’ll end a few World Series droughts -- the most famous one, of course, is the one that dates back to 1988, the year they won their last title. But they’ll also end a string of more modern-day postseason disappointments,

Snell's last test: Saving the Rays' season

Lefty pitching like an ace -- but now stakes are higher than ever
@juanctoribio
12:07 AM EDT

ARLINGTON -- Since getting drafted in 2011, Blake Snell has wanted to be the guy for the Rays. He’s made it clear that he wants to be the organization’s ace, getting the ball when the team needs him the most. Snell will get his chance to prove that Tuesday, as

2 trades that weren't changed everything

Slugger nearly went to Halos, righty to Red Sox in rumored February flurry
@AdamMcCalvy
October 26, 2020

In one alternate universe, the hub of this particular Joctober is Joc Pederson’s living room couch.

Cash 'going to get aggressive' with 'Stable'

Rays' bullpen rested, ready to throw different looks at Dodgers
@adamdberry
12:07 AM EDT

For most of their 60-game schedule and especially in the postseason, the Rays won using a pretty simple formula: Score early, then open “The Stable.” But Tampa Bay has had some trouble putting that plan into action in the World Series for two reasons. For one, the Dodgers seem insistent

Roberts: LA's focus 'on making our own mark'

Skipper not thinking about being 1 win away; Game 6 catching plans
@kengurnick
October 26, 2020

One win away from a World Series championship, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is trying not to think about the stakes.

Here's how to get your free taco tomorrow

Betts activates 'Steal a Base, Steal a Taco' for second time
@paul_casella
1:00 PM EDT

Mookie Betts swiped second base in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the 2020 World Series at Globe Life Field to once again endear himself to America.

LeBron to Dodgers: 'Finish your breakfast!!'

Dad LeBron has spoken
@MattMonagan
October 26, 2020

LeBron James has been closely following the Dodgers' World Series games -- live-tweeting pretty much every major highlight from their Game 1 win on Tuesday night. He's been likened to being the Dodgers' dad, rooting them on and motivating the the players with lots of exclamation points and hashtags. And

Legend-in-the-making Choi a feel-good story

@dohyoungpark
12:07 AM EDT

When a 6-foot-1, 260-pound wedge of a man goes on national television and does the splits, people tend to start paying attention. Doubly so when he takes flight and shows off a rather impressive vertical on a leap at first base a matter of minutes later.

Top 10 Game 6s in World Series history

@AndrewSimonMLB and @mattkellyMLB
October 25, 2020

Not much compares to the drama and mystique of a Game 7 in the World Series -- but a Game 6 is as close as it gets. One team enters with a chance to clinch a World Series title, while the other is battling to keep its season alive and

Gonsolin good to go, but who follows in G6?

@AdamMcCalvy
3:00 AM EDT

Twenty-seven outs. If the Dodgers can score some runs, that’s what separates them from winning the World Series for the first time since 1988.

Gaston proudly watching Roberts lead LA

Dodgers skipper looks to become second African-American manager to win World Series
@jonmorosi
2:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cito Gaston has had a busy month, between organizing a home remodeling project and recovering from shoulder replacement surgery. Of course, he’s watching a lot of postseason baseball, too. • World Series Game 6: Tonight, 8 ET/5 PT on FOX

'Red-hot' Seager the star of stars in October

@kengurnick
October 26, 2020

When the Dodgers engaged the Tribe in trade talks for Francisco Lindor last winter, they weren’t thinking that Corey Seager, the shortstop Lindor would have replaced, would become the biggest reason the franchise is one victory away from winning the World Series. • World Series Game 6: Tonight, 8 ET/5

Yanks' Dominguez, 17, a giant among men

Does he swing with a tree trunk?
@MattMonagan
1:11 PM EDT

It's hard to look at Yankees 17-year-old No. 1 prospect Jasson Dominguez and think anything but "HE'S HUGE" or "Good lord how," but Yankees Magazine's Jon Schwartz did a pretty good job in a profile back in August. "Your eyes actually go to his shoulders, somehow wider and broader every

Kershaw's kids adorably interrupt Zoom

Clayton Kershaw is every parent trying to do their job on Zoom
@MattMonagan
October 26, 2020

During quarantine, nearly every parent has experienced it: having their Zoom work calls interrupted by their kids. Maybe they're yelling something about boogers in the background, throwing a soccer ball off the laptop or, most notably, suddenly appearing in the screen. There's no escaping it, no matter how important your

Belli's 'hidden' web gem saved G5 for LA

Eighth-inning grab had 45 percent Catch Probability
@mike_petriello
3:00 AM EDT

An underrated part of the absolutely bonkers-bananas play that ended Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night is that the center fielder who got the shenanigans going by kicking the ball away, Chris Taylor, wasn't even supposed to be there. Neither was the man he replaced, starter AJ

Dodgers deny Rays in G5, one win from title

Kershaw thwarts steal attempt of home; bullpen bounces back
@castrovince
12:05 AM EDT

This was Clayton Kershaw’s moment, his time, his town, and nothing was going to take it from him. Not a Rays team that routinely threatened with leadoff baserunners, not an October narrative that has fairly or unfairly followed him, and certainly not that ambitious baserunner streaking down the third-base line

Knocked down, Dodgers get back up again

@MikeLupica
3:00 AM EDT

Maybe the 2020 World Series is destined to go as long as possible after the short season, and has been headed for a Game 7 from the start. If you watch the Rays play baseball, you know what a tough out they are and how stubborn they are, and how

K is for Kershaw: New playoff strikeout king

LA's longtime ace passes Verlander with 207 postseason K's
@AdamMcCalvy
October 26, 2020

Debate his results all you’d like, but there’s no debating this: Clayton Kershaw is Major League Baseball’s all-time postseason strikeout king. Kershaw struck out six in the Dodgers' 4-2, Game 5 victory in the World Series and now has 207 in postseason play, breaking the record of 205 set last

Caught stealing at home changes Game 5

@AdamMcCalvy
12:05 AM EDT

Manuel Margot took his shot at a Jackie Robinson moment. Clayton Kershaw kept his cool. And the Dodgers kept their lead on the way to a 4-2 win in World Series Game 5 on Sunday.

Playoff records fall in G5: 12 facts to know

@SlangsOnSports and @AndrewSimonMLB and @MannyOnMLB and @mattkellyMLB
12:04 AM EDT

The Dodgers beat the Rays, 4-2, in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night to take a 3-2 Series lead heading into Game 6. Teams to win Game 5 in a best-of-seven postseason series tied 2-2 go on to win that series 69.4% of the time, although just

A rare feat: The history of WS steals of home

Rays' Margot comes up just short of joining exclusive list
@mattkellyMLB
12:02 AM EDT

Home runs have dominated much of the discussion surrounding the 2020 postseason, but the most pivotal game of the World Series so far hinged on a key moment of small ball.

Dodgers' pitching plan works to perfection

@kengurnick
October 26, 2020

Dave Roberts didn’t leave him in too long or yank him too soon. This time, Roberts managed Clayton Kershaw just right.