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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 21, 2020 - 1:26 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts slid headfirst across home plate, then popped up and did a double pump with his right fist. An inning later, he got to trot around the bases after going deep. That big commitment to Betts is already paying off for the Los Angeles Dodgers this postseason. After...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts celebrates a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 20, 2020 - 11:22 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Behind the pitching of Clayton Kershaw and the speed and power of Mookie Betts, the Los Angeles Dodgers lead the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 after seven innings. Trying to mount a big comeback, Tampa Bay got RBI...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers line up during during the national anthem and a fly over before Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 20, 2020 - 11:01 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle is married to one of their cousins, and they weren’t going to miss his World Series debut. “It’s so weird,” said Julie Smith, 38, from Gadsden, Alabama. “It’s...
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Military personnel enter the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. A number of fishing crew who flew into New Zealand on chartered planes have the coronavirus. The crew members have been in quarantine at the Christchurch hotel since they arrived, and tested positive during routine testing, officials said. The news could deal a blow to New Zealand’s efforts to restart its fishing industry, which has struggled to find local workers to crew fishing vessels. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
October 20, 2020 - 10:27 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the difficulty New Zealand faces in trying to import needed workers while remaining virtually virus free. A total of 235 crew from Russia and...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred poses with fans before Game 1 of a baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Manfred said he hopes to keep two of this year's innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base. (AP Photo/Ron Blum
October 20, 2020 - 8:06 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of this year’s innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base. “People were wildly unenthusiastic about the...
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Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, center with face mask down, watchers over a practice at Globe Life Field as the team prepares for the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 19, 2020 - 10:39 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa Bay Rays seeking acclaim and Major League Baseball relieved just to reach the championship of the pandemic-delayed season. Buzz figures to...
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Los Angeles Dodgers players mob relief pitcher Julio Urias after the final out as they defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 4:26 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best for the title, and a matchup of organizations with Andrew Friedman’s imprint. Friedman was the Rays’ director of baseball operations from 2004-05 and then general...
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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager celebrates with the MVP trophy after winning Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 19, 2020 - 2:12 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager bashed his way to NLCS MVP. Once the Los Angeles Dodgers finally finished off the Atlanta Braves, the choice was obvious. Seager helped power Los Angeles to its third World Series in four years, and another chance to win its first title since 1988. The sweet-...
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The Atlanta Braves dugout looks on as the Los Angeles Dodgers begin to celebrate their 4-3 victory in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 1:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: SERIES SET In a most unpredictable season, the teams with the best records in each league are set to meet in the World Series. The Dodgers and Rays will open in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday night after each finished memorable League...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger celebrates his home run with Enrique Hernandez against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
October 19, 2020 - 1:33 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off to the side and strutted up the first-base line. All the way to the World Series. Bellinger hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and the...
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