WORLD SERIES GAME 1 POSTGAME NOTES: DODGERS 8, RAYS 3.

The 116th World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
World Series Game 1 – Postgame Notes
Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texa
s

First Pitch: 7:11 p.m CT. Gametime Temperature: 82 degrees Tonight’s Attendance: 11,388 Time of Game: 3:24
PITCHING LINES
LA DODGERS IP H R ER BB-I SO HR WP BF Pitches/Strikes

Clayton Kershaw (W) 6.0 2 1 1 1-0 8 1 0 21 78/53
Dylan Floro 0.1 2 2 2 0-0 1 0 0 3 15/8
Victor González 0.2 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3 14/7
Pedro Báez 1.0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3 11/7
Joe Kelly 1.0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 3 10/5
TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB-I SO HR WP BF Pitches/Strikes
Tyler Glasnow (L) 4.1 3 6 6 6-0 8 1 1 23 112/58
Ryan Yarbrough 0.2 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4 19/13
Josh Fleming 2.2 5 2 2 1-0 2 1 0 13 40/25
John Curtiss 0.1 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 1 3/3

FIRST GAME WINNERS
• The winner of the first game of the World Series has gone
on to win the Fall Classic 72 times (62.6%). That has
been the case in 14 of the last 17 and 19 of the last 22
World Series beginning in 1997, with 2002 (San Francisco
defeating Anaheim), 2009 (Philadelphia defeating New
York), 2016 (Cleveland defeating Chicago) and 2017
(Los Angeles defeating Houston) the exceptions. • It has also occurred in 21 of the last 26 and 26 of the last
31 Series. In addition to San Francisco, Philadelphia,
Cleveland and Los Angeles, the only other exceptions in
the last 31 Fall Classics were both by Atlanta, first game
winners versus Toronto in 1992 and New York in 1996,
but losers of each Series in six games. • In 21 of the last 34 Series beginning in 1985, the winner of Game One of the World Series has also won Game,
the exceptions being 1992 (Toronto over Atlanta), 1993
(Philadelphia over Toronto), 1997 (Cleveland over
Florida), 2002 (Anaheim over San Francisco), 2003
(New York over Florida), 2006 (Detroit over St. Louis),
2008 (Tampa Bay over Philadelphia), 2009 (New York
over Philadelphia), 2011 (Texas over St. Louis), 2013
(St. Louis over Boston), 2014 (Kansas City over San
Francisco), 2016 (Chicago over Cleveland) and 2017
(Houston over Los Angeles).
GAME ONE RESULTS
• The Dodgers improved to 21-30 in Game One of a
Postseason series since 1900. They are now 3-1 this
year in Game One, only losing to the Atlanta Braves in
the NLCS but previously defeating the San Diego Padres
in the NLDS and Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card. • With the loss, the Rays are 4-7 all-time in Game 1 of a
Postseason series. They are 2-2 this year in Game 1s,
defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL Wild Card and
the Houston Astros in the ALCS, and also falling to the
New York Yankees in the ALDS.

• The Dodgers are now 7-14 in Game One of a World Series since 1900. LA will attempt to not replicate their
effort in 2017 in which they won Game One before
losing to the Astros in a thrilling seven-game series. The
Dodgers’ 1988 World Series championship was the last
time that the Club won Game One and went on to claim
the Commissioner’s Trophy. • Playing in their second World Series, the Rays remain winless in Game One of a Fall Classic, previously falling
to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008.
TAKING A 2-0 LEAD
• Fifty-six teams have jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the World
Series, with 45 of those going on to win the championship
(80.4%). A team jumping out to a 2-0 lead has gone
on to win the series in each of the last 12 occurrences
(Yankees in 1998-99-2000; Arizona in 2001;Boston in
2004 and 2007; Chicago in 2005; San Francisco in 2010
and 2012; Kansas City in 2015; Boston in 2018; and
Washington last year) and 18 of the last 19 times, with
the lone exception being Atlanta in 1996. The Braves
won the first two contests at Yankee Stadium but lost the
next four games.
TIED AT 1-1
• Of the 59 times that a World Series has been tied, 1-1,
the winner of Game 2 has gone on to capture the Series
on 31 occasions (52.5%). However, that has been the
case on just four of 12 occasions since 1993, those being
Anaheim in 2002, New York in 2009, Chicago in 2016 and
Houston in 2017. The 1993 Phillies, 1997 Indians, 2003
Yankees, 2006 Tigers, 2008 Rays, 2011 Rangers, 2013
Cardinals and 2014 Royals all won Game 2 to square the
Fall Classic, but went on to lose the Series.
MOOKIE TIME
• Mookie Betts delivered a home run, two runs scored
and two stolen bases in tonight’s victory. He became
the second player in World Series history to post such a
game, joining Chase Utley (2008 G1). • Moreover, he became the first player in World Series history to post a home run, two stolen bases and two
runs scored in a single game. • It marked only the fifth such game in Postseason history overall, joining Jose Reyes (2006 NLCS G6), Reggie
Sanders (1995 NLDS G2), Bert Campaneris (1973 ALCS G2) and Tommie Agee (1969 NLCS G2).
CLUB 200
• With eight strikeouts tonight, Clayton Kershaw became
just the second pitcher in Postseason history to register
200 career strikeouts, joining Justin Verlander. Verlander
holds the Postseason record with 205 career punchouts.
Kershaw (201) surpassed Hall of Famer John Smoltz
(199) for second-most all-time. • Kershaw’s outing with eight punchouts and one walk allowed was the eighth such outing in World Series
history by a Dodgers hurler, and the first since he did it
in Game One of the 2017 Fall Classic. Prior to Kershaw,
it was accomplished by Burt Hooton (1977 G2) and Don
Newcombe (1949 G1), and Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax
(1965 G5, 1965 G2, 1963 G4) and Don Drysdale (1963
G3).
Game 1 Postgame Notes – Tuesday, October 20, 2020
• In addition, the start was Kershaw’s ninth career
Postseason outing in which he tossed at least 6.0 innings
without allowing more than one walk or a single earned
run, the most of any pitcher in Baseball history. • The outing was also his sixth Postseason start in which he went at least 6.0 innings with eight-or-more punchouts while not allowing more than one earned run, joining
Justin Verlander (8), Josh Beckett (6) and Curt Schilling
(6) as the only hurlers in history to post six-or-more such
starts.
BELLI POWER
• Cody Bellinger clubbed a two-run home run in the
bottom of the fourth inning tonight to give LA its first
lead of the ballgame. The round-tripper was the eighth
of his Postseason career, matching his teammates Max
Muncy, Joc Pederson and Kike Hernández for fifth-most
in franchise history. Hall of Famer Duke Snider (11) holds
the Club record and is trailed by Steve Garvey (10) and
Cody’s teammates Justin Turner (10) and Corey Seager
(10). • Bellinger has now clubbed four home runs during the
2020 Postseason, tied for third-most in franchise history
for a single Postseason. He trails Seager, who has
launched six homers during this year’s playoff run, and
Davey Lopes (5 HR, 1978). • In addition, the homer was his fourth career go-ahead Postseason round-tripper, tying Snider and Seager for
second-most in Dodgers lore. Turner holds the record
with five such home runs. Bellinger also became the
second player in Postseason history to club a go-ahead
homer in Game Seven of an LCS and Game One of a
Fall Classic, joining David Ortiz (2004).
MV-POWER
• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Cody Bellinger
and Mookie Betts became the fifth pair of former MVP
winners on the same team to both homer in a World
Series game. The explosive duo joined Barry Bonds and
Jeff Kent (2002); Reggie Jackson and Thurman Munson
(1977), Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson (1966),
and Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris (1964).
WALK THIS WAY

• Corey Seager became the fourth player in franchise
history to draw three walks in a single World Series game,
joining Hall of Famers Duke Snider (1956 G6) and Jackie
Robinson (1952 G5), as well as Jim Gilliam (1956 G2). • The outing was the fourth of his career in which he walked
three times, all previously occurring in the regular season
(September 11; 2015, June 3, 2017; June 17, 2017).
TACO TUESDAY
• Mookie Betts stole a pair of bases tonight and Corey
Seager stole a base to mark the fourth time in Dodgers
World Series history with three stolen bases in a single
game (also: 1952 G3; 1965 G3; 1965 G4). • Mookie became the third Dodgers player (fourth time) to nab two bases in a Fall Classic contest, joining Davey
Lopes (1981 G4 and 1974 G3) and Willie Davis (1965
G5). • With two stolen bases and a walk during LA’s explosive
fifth inning, Mookie joined Hall of Famer Babe Ruth as
the only players in World Series history to record such
an inning. • The Dodgers stole three bases in the fifth inning tonight,
marking the seventh time that has been done in a World
Series game, and the first since the New York Giants in
Game Six of the 1912 World Series.
UNIQUE IN THE LOSS
• Tyler Glasnow registered eight strikeouts in the losing
effort tonight, establishing a franchise record for the most
strikeouts in a Fall Classic contest. • Glasnow became the sixth pitcher in World Series history to tally at least eight strikeouts while pitching fewer than
5.0 innings, joining Justin Verlander (2006 G1), Jason
Schmidt (2002 G5), Bob Welch (1988 G3), Roger Craig
(1964 G4) and Ryne Duren (1958 G6). • He became the 11th pitcher in World Series history to record at least eight strikeouts and six walks in an outing,
and the first since Hall of Famer Steve Carlton in Game 2
of the 1980 Fall Classic. • Glasnow became the third pitcher in history to have a
World Series outing in which he permitted at least six
runs on three hits-or-fewer, joining Guy Bush (1932 G1)
and Todd Stottlemyre (1993 G4).

• In addition, Tyler’s 112 pitches were the most by a Rays
pitcher in any game since July 7, 2108 when tomorrow’s
Game Two starter Blake Snell also threw 112. The
112-pitch outing also set a career high for Glasnow.
HOMER HISTORY FOR TB
• Outfielder Kevin Kiermaier launched a solo home run
in the fifth inning tonight. He became the fourth player
(fifth time) in franchise history to homer in a Fall Classic,
joining Carl Crawford (G1 and G4 in 2008), Eric Hinske
(G4 in 2008) and Rocco Baldelli (G5 in 2008).
ROOKIE IMPACT
• Mike Brosseau became the second rookie in team history
to log an RBI in a World Series game, joining Evan
Longoria, who did so in Games Two and Five of the 2008
World Series.

• His pinch-hit single made him the second Ray to record
an RBI as a pinch-hitter in the World Series, joining Eric
Hinske in Game 4 of the 2008 World Series (pinch-hit
home run off Joe Blanton).
YANDY LEADING OFF
• Yandy Díaz led off for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight,
becoming the eighth different first baseman (22nd time) to
bat leadoff in a World Series game in MLB history, joining
Cecil Cooper, Mike Lamb, David Freese, Max Muncy,
Whitey Lockman, Johnny Sturm, Pete Rose and Eddie
Waitkus.
THE WORLD’S GAME
• With his outing tonight, Victor González became the
10th pitcher born in Mexico to appear in a World Series
game, joining Horacio Pina, Enrique Romo, Fernando
Valenezuela, Aurelio Lopez, Alfredo Aceves, Fernando
Salas, Jaime García, Julio Urías and Roberto Osuna. • According to each Club’s WS rosters, the teams combine for 15 foreign-born players. The 15 players hail from the Dominican Republic (four – Willy Adames, Pedro Báez,
Diego Castillo, Manuel Margot); Puerto Rico (three – Kiké
Hernández, Michael Perez, Edwin Ríos); Cuba (two –
Randy Arozarena, Yandy Díaz); Mexico (two – Victor
González, Julio Urías); Curaçao (one – Kenley Jansen);
Japan (one – Yoshitomo Tsutsugo); South Korea (one – Ji-Man Choi); and Venezuela (one – Brusdar Graterol).

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