Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday, October 25, 2020
World Series Game Five Notes
Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
2020 WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
GAME DAY/DATE SITE FIRST PITCH (ET/SITE) TV/RADIO
5 Sunday, October 25th Globe Life Field 8:08 p.m. / 7:08 p.m. FOX/ESPN Radio
Monday, October 26th OFF DAY
6 Tuesday, October 27th Globe Life Field 8:08 p.m. / 7:08 p.m. FOX/ESPN Radio
7* Wednesday, October 28th Globe Life Field 8:09 p.m. / 7:09 p.m. FOX/ESPN Radio
2020 WORLD SERIES PROBABLE PITCHERS (Regular Season/Postseason)
Game 5 at Arlington: Clayton Kershaw (6-2, 2.16, 62 SO / 3-1, 2.88, 31 SO) vs. Tyler Glasnow (5-1, 4.08, 91 SO / 2-2, 6.08, 33 SO)
Game 6 at Arlington: TBD vs. Blake Snell (4-2, 3.24, 63 SO / 2-2, 3.33, 28 SO)
• 2020 marks the 116th renewal of the World Series
featuring the champions of the American League against
the champions of the National League. The Fall Classic
was first played in 1903, and has taken place every year
since 1904, when the National League champion New
York Giants and their manager John McGraw refused to
play the AL champs, the Boston Red Sox, and in 1994,
when the season ended on August 11th due to the players’
THE FALL CLASSIC AT 2-2
• With the Rays win tonight, this marks the 47th time in World
Series history that the series has been tied at two games
apiece, the third year over a four-year span (2017, 2019),
and the fifth time in 10 years (also 2011 and 2013). • Of the previous 46 times that a World Series is tied,
2-2, the winner of Game Five has gone on to win the
series 30 times (65.2%), including six times in the last 14
occasions. Those were the Yankees in 1996, the Marlins
in 1997 and 2003, the Red Sox in 2013, the Giants in
2014 and the Astros in 2017. The seven teams to lose
the Series in that span after winning Game Five all lost
the series in seven games, including: Brewers in 1982;
Red Sox in 1986; Cardinals in 1987; Braves in 1991;
Yankees in 2001; Giants in 2002; Rangers in 2011; and
the Nationals in 2019.
RAYS AT 2-2
• This is the fourth time in franchise history that the Rays
have been tied 2-2 in a Postseason series, previously
doing so in this year’s ALDS against the Yankees, the
2019 ALDS against the Astros and the 2010 ALDS againt
the Rangers. Tampa Bay went on to lose both series. It
is the first time to occur in a best-of-seven Postseason
DODGERS AT 2-2
• This is the 15th time since 1900 that the Dodgers have
been tied at two games apiece in any best-of-seven
Postseason series, most recently in the 2018 NLCS in
which they went on to defeat the Brewers. Overall, the
Dodgers went on to win the series five times.
• This is the 11th time since 1900 that Los Angeles has
been tied at two games in a Fall Classic, most recently in
the 2017 World Series in which they ultimately fell to the
Astros in seven games. Overall, the Dodgers went on to
win the Fall Classic three times (1981, 1965, 1955).
GAME FOUR RESULTS
• The Rays improved to 5-5 all-time in Game Four of a
Postseason series. The Rays are now 1-1 in Game Four
of the Fall Classic, previously losing to the Phillies in
Game Four of the 2018 Fall Classic. Tampa Bay is now
1-2 this Postseason in Game Four. • The Dodgers fell to 20-23 all-time in Game Four of a
Postseason series. The Dodgers are now 9-12 in Game
Four of the Fall Classic. Los Angeles is now 0-2 this
Postseason in Game Four, also losing to the Braves in
in the NLCS.
A GAME FOUR TO REMEMBER
• Last night’s historic contest marked the first walk-off win
in a World Series game since the Dodgers defeated the
Red Sox in Game Three of the 2018 Fall Classic. • It also marked just the third World Series game in
history to end with a team’s walk-off while trailing and
down to their final out, previously accomplished by the
1988 Dodgers (G1) and the 1947 Dodgers (G4).
• There was at least one run scored in eight consecutive
half innings last night, the longest streak in World Series
history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
• It also marked the first game in Fall Classic history that
both Clubs scored in three straight innings.
The Rays utilized 21 different players, matching the
record for a nine-inning World Series game, previously
accomplished by the 1947 Yankees and 1961 Reds.
• The Rays (7) and Dodgers (6) also combined for 13
pitchers, the most in World Series history for a nineinning game.
RANDY’S HISTORIC RUN
• Randy Arozarena delivered a solo home run in the fourth
inning last night, his ninth round-tripper of the 2020
playoffs, establishing a new Major League record for a
• His nine home runs also match Evan Longoria for the
most career home runs in Rays Postseason history.
• Randy’s 26 hits this Postseason match Pablo Sandoval
(26 H, 2014) for the MLB Postseason record.
• Randy’s 26 hits trail only BJ Upton (27) for the most
career hits in Rays Postseason history.
• Arozarena also holds the MLB Postseason record
for the most total bases (59) in a single Postseason,
surpassing the mark held by David Freese (50) in 2011.
• Arozarena also notched his fifth three-hit game of the
2020 Postseason, establishing an MLB record for the
most in a single Postseason.
• His 13 extra-base hits this Postseason are one shy of the
major league record held by STL David Freese (2011)
• Brandon Lowe delivered a clutch three-run homer in the
sixth inning last night to give the Rays a 5-4 lead. It was
his third round-tripper of the 2020 Fall Classic, and he
now has the most World Series homers in Rays history.
• Lowe’s three homers are tied for sixth-most by a second
baseman in World Series history. Only Chase Utley (7),
Billy Martin (5), Joe Gordon (4), Davey Lopes (4) and
Tony Lazzeri (4) recorded more. • In addition, his three homers in a single Fall Classic rank
tied for second with Lopes (1978) and Jeff Kent (2002),
and trail only Utley’s five homers in 2009.
LOVING THE LONG BALL
• With home runs by Randy Arozarena, Brandon Lowe,
Hunter Renfroe and Kevin Kiermaier, the Rays extended
their MLB Postseason record and have now clubbed 33
round-trippers during their 2020 playoff run. The previous
record of 27 was shared by the 2017 Astros and 2002
Giants, and was matched tonight by the 2020 Dodgers.
• The four homers are a World Series record for the Rays
and match the franchise’s Postseason record, previously
accomplished in Game Two of the 2020 ALDS, Game
Three of the 2019 ALDS, the 2019 AL Wild Card and
Game Three of the 2008 ALCS.
• Justin Turner clubbed a solo home run in the first
inning last night, his 12th career Postseason home run.
He surpassed Duke Snider and now holds the franchise
• His 12 homers are the most by a third baseman in Postseason history, surpassing the mark of 11 previously
held by Alex Bregman and Chipper Jones.
• With his round-tripper in the first inning, he became the
first player in history to homer in consecutive first innings
of a pair of World Series games.
• Turner also logged his 19th career Postseason double,
extending his franchise record. He surpassed Jones for
the most career Postseason doubles by a third baseman
in MLB history.
• Turner’s two extra-base hit game was the fifth of his
Postseason career, tied with Snider for the franchise
• In the third inning, Corey Seager slugged his eighth
home run of the 2020 Postseason. Seager matched
Nelson Cruz (2011), Carlos Beltrán (2004) and
Barry Bonds (2002) for the second-most in a single
Postseason, trailing only Randy Arozarena, who clubbed
his ninth home run of the 2020 playoffs in Game Four.
• The round-tripper was also the 11th Postseason homer
of his career, matching Duke Snider for the second-most
in franchise history. Earlier in the game, Justin Turner
clubbed a home run to establish a new Club mark (12).
• Seager now has three career World Series home runs,
matching Carlos Correa and Derek Jeter for the most by
a shortstop in Major League history.
• He became the first Major Leaguer since Kris Bryant
(2016 G6) to notch four hits and a home run in a Fall
Classic contest. Marked just the 19th such game in World
Series history. He joined Robin Yount (1982 G5) as the
only shortstops to accomplish the feat in history.
• Corey Seager and Justin Turner became the fourth pair
of teammates to both log at least four hits in a World
Series game, joining Paul Molitor and Robin Yount of the
Brewers in 1982; White Kurowski and Enos Slaughter
of the Cardinals in 1946; and George Burns and Frank
Snyder of the Giants in 1921, according to the Elias
Sports Bureau. • Seager and Turner also became the third and fourth
players in team history to tally four hits in a World
Series game, joining Maury Wills (1965 G5) and Jim
Gilliam (1959 G5).
• The Dodgers tallied seven two-out RBI last night. Their
55 two-out RBI this Postseason surpassed the previous
record of 45 held by the 2004 Boston Red Sox for the
most in a single Postseason since 1999, according to the
Elias Sports Bureau.
• The Dodgers became the first team in World Series
history to score with two outs in six different innings of a
• With multiple home runs last night, the Dodgers have
now clubbed multiple homers in seven consecutive
Postseason games, establishing an MLB Postseason
record. The previous mark of six straight games was
held by the Yankees (2019-2020).
CREAM OF THE CROP
• This year’s Fall Classic features Clubs with the best
overall record from each league for the first time since
the Cardinals and Red Sox in 2013. Overall, it marks the
13th such matchup since 1969.
Game Five Notes – Sunday, October 25, 2020
Year AL Team Record NL Team Record
2020 Tampa Bay 40-20 LA Dodgers 43-17
2013 Boston 97-65 St. Louis 97-65
1999 NY Yankees 98-64 Atlanta 103-59
1995 Cleveland 100-44 Atlanta 90-54
1992 Toronto 96-66 Atlanta 98-64
1986 Boston 108-54 NY Mets 108-54
1982 Milwaukee 95-67 St. Louis 92-70
1979 Baltimore 102-57 Pittsburgh 98-64
1978 NY Yankees 100-63 LA Dodgers 95-67
1976 NY Yankees 97-62 Cincinnati 102-60
1971 Baltimore 101-57 Pittsburgh 97-65
1970 Baltimore 108-54 Cincinnati 102-60
1969 Baltimore 109-53 NY Mets 100-62
• Should the Dodgers claim this year’s Commissioner’s
Trophy, they would become just the seventh World
Series winner in the Wild Card Era to also have posted
the best regular season record in the Majors. This was
previously accomplished by the 2018 Red Sox; the 2016
Cubs; the 2013 Red Sox; the 2009 Yankees; the 2007
Red Sox; and the 1998 Yankees.
Kevin Cash is in his sixth full season with the Rays, and is
making his first appearance in the Fall Classic.
• Cash has guided the Rays to a 454-416 (.522) record
during his six years at the helm.
• Cash became the fifth manager in Rays history and is
already the second-longest tenured behind only Joe
• Across Baseball, is the third-longest tenured manager
with his current team behind Oakland’s Bob Melvin (9)
and Cleveland’s Terry Francona (8).
• Finished third in 2018 and 2019 AL Manager of the Year
voting. Was behind Rocco Baldelli (MIN) and Aaron
Boone (NYY) in 2019, and Bob Melvin (OAK) and Alex
Cora (BOS) in 2018.
• At age-41 during the 2019 season, became the youngest
AL East manger to lead his team to the Postseason
since 1995, when Buck Showalter of the Yankees (age
39) and Kevin Kennedy of the Red Sox (age 41) both
accomplished the feat.
• Played eight seasons at the Major League level across
stints with the Blue Jays (2002-04), Rays (2005), Red
Sox (2007-08), Yankees (2009), Astros (2010) and Red
Dave Roberts is in his fifth season as manager of the
Dodgers, and has made an appearance in each Postseason
• Roberts piloted the Dodgers to a 436-273 (.615) record
across his five seasons at the helm.
• Prior to being named manager of the Club in 2016,
Roberts lost his lone game as interim manager of the San
Diego Padres in 2015.
• Is the first manager in Baseball history to guide the
Dodgers to the Postseason in each of his first five
seasons with the Club.
• Roberts’ Dodgers won a franchise-record 106 game
during the 2019 season.
• In his first season as manager in 2016, was named
NL Manager of the Year, joining Hall of Famer Tommy
Lasorda (1983, 88) as the only managers in Club history
to win the award since its inception in 1983.
• Across 10 Major League seasons, played for the Indians
(1999-2001), Dodgers (2002-04), Red Sox (2004),
Padres (2005-06) and Giants (2007-08).
GAME FIVE STARTERS
KERSHAW: Across 36 career Postseason appearances,
including 29 starts, Clayton is 12-12 with 201 strikeouts, 48
walks and a 4.22 ERA over 183.1 inniags pitched.
• Has made six career World Series appearances, including
five starts. Enters play with a 2-2 record to go along with
a 4.68 ERA and 35:9 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
• Has made four starts during the 2020 Postseason,
including a pair of victories and 2.88 ERA over 25.0
innings of work. Notched 31 strikeouts and just three
walks while allowing 18 hits.
• Kershaw started Game 2 of the NL Wild Card vs.
Milwaukee (3-0 win); Game 2 of the NLDS vs. San Diego
(6-5 win); Game 4 of the NLCS at Atlanta (2-10 loss); and
Game 1 of the World Series vs. Tampa Bay (8-3 win).
• In Game 1, 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 secondmost all-time.
• 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.
• During the regular season, Kershaw posted a 6-2 record
with 62 punchouts, eight walks, 41 hits and a 2.16 ERA
across 10 starts and 58.1 innings.
• Across both regular season and Postseason action,
Hunter Renfroe has logged the most career at-bats
against Kershaw, going 3-for-24 (.125) with a home run
and RBI. Manuel Margot is 5-for-24 (.208) with a double;
Austin Meadows is 1-for-6 (.167); Brandon Lowe is 0-for6 (.000); Willy Adames and Mike Zunino are both 0-for-4
(.000); Yandy Díaz is 1-for-3 (.333); Ji-Man Choi is 0-for3 (.000); Kevin Kiermaier is 1-for-2 (.500) with a home
run and RBI; and Randy Arozarena and Joey Wendle ar
both 0-for-2 (.000).
GLASNOW: Across seven career Postseason appearances
(all starts), Tyler is 2-4 with 41 strikeouts, 17 walks, 29 hits
and a 6.46 ERA over 30.2 innings pitched.
• Has made five starts during the 2020 Postseason, going
2-2 with a 6.08 ERA and a 33:14 strikeout-to-walk ratio
over 23.2 innings of work. Has surrendered seven home
runs and 20 hits.
• Glasnow started Game 2 of the AL Wild Card vs. Toronto
(8-2 win); Game 2 of the ALDS vs. NY Yankees (7-5 win);
Game 5 of the ALDS vs. NY Yankees (2-1 win); Game 4
of the ALCS at Houston (3-4 loss); and Game 1 of the
World Series (3-8 loss).
• Made his Fall Classic debut in Game 1. 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).
• His eight strikeouts established a franchise record for the
most strikeouts in a Fall Classic contest.
• During the regular season, Glasnow delivered a 5-1
record with 91 punchouts, 22 walks, 43 hits and a 4.08
ERA across 11 starts and 57.1 innings.
• Glasnow’s 14.28 SO/9 IP ratio led the Majors (min: 50 IP)
and was the second-highest in Club history behind Brad
Boxberger (14.47) in 2014.
• Across both regular season and Postseason play,
Mookie Betts has logged the most career at-bats against
Glasnow, batting 3-for-11 (.273) with a double. Cody
Game Five Notes – Sunday, October 25, 2020
Bellinger is 3-for-4 (.750) with three home runs and five
RBI; Max Muncy and Joc Pederson are both 0-for-4
(.000); Chris Taylor is 2-for-3 (.667) with two RBI; Will
Smith is 1-for-3 (.333) with an RBI; Justin Turner is 0-for3 (.000); AJ Pollock is 1-for-2 (.500) with a triple; Austin
Barnes is 0-for-2 (.000); Kike Hernández is 0-for-1 (.000);
and Corey Seager has drawn a walk in each of his three
career plate appearances.
• The roof is expected to be open for tonight’s contest. • During the 2020 regular season, the roof was open on
six occasions, resulting in 11.83 runs per game. In 24
games with the roof closed, 8.21 runs per game were
averaged (courtesy of Rangers PR).
• The Los Angeles Dodgers secured their 21st NL Pennant
in franchise history, the most of any NL Club and secondmost all-time behind the Yankees (40). • The Dodgers became just the second team since 1969
to represent the NL in the World Series three times
across four Postseasons (2017-18, 2020), joining the
Atlanta Braves, who earned four NL Pennants across five
Postseasons from 1991-96 (excluding 1993).
• The Tampa Bay Rays are appearing in just their second
World Series in franchise history. In their lone appearance
in 2008, the Rays were defeated by the Phillies in five
COMING IN HOT
• The Dodgers won three consecutive games while facing
elimination to win the NLCS, marking the second time
that the Clubs has accomplished the feat during a
Postseason series. During the 1981 NLDS against the
Houston Astros, the Dodgers won three straight after
falling behind two game-to-none in the best-of-five series. • The Dodgers became the eighth team in Postseason
history to accomplish the feat in a best-of-seven LCS
series, joining the 2012 Giants; the 2007 Red Sox; the
2004 Red Sox (4); the 2003 Marlins; the 1996 Braves;
the 1986 Red Sox; and the 1985 Royals.
TAKING THE LONG ROUTE
• This year’s ALCS marked just the second in Major League
history to feature a decisive Game 7 after one Club held a
3-0 series lead. The 2004 ALCS was the only other such
occurrence, which saw the Boston Red Sox complete the
series comeback against the New York Yankees en route
to their World Series crown. • Following a sweep of the Blue Jays, the Rays required five
games to defeat the Yankees in the ALDS and all seven
games against the Astros to advance to the Fall Classic.
The Rays became the ninth Club in Postseason history to
play a “winner-take-all” game in both the Division Series
and Championship Series, joining the 2017 Yankees; the
2012 Giants; the 2012 Cardinals; the 2004 Astros; the
2003 Cubs; the 2003 Red Sox; the 1981 Dodgers; and
the 1981 Expos.
TITLE TOWN(S) USA
• Both cities of Los Angeles and Tampa Bay enter the 2020
Fall Classic having already secured a championship
in one of the other ‘Big Four’ professional sports. The
Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to claim
the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Trophy, while the Tampa Bay
Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars to garner the Stanley
Cup. • Should the Dodgers emerge victorious from this year’s
Fall Classic, it would mark the first time since 1988
that Los Angeles enjoyed a pair of champions in the
same year. The City of LA became the first and still is
only city to have the NBA champion and World Series
champion in the same year. It is worth noting that in
2002, the Anaheim Angels and Lakers also both won
their respective championships. • Tampa Bay is vying to become just the third city in history
to have a World Series champion and Stanley Cup
champion in the same year. The feat was accomplished
by New York twice – first in 1928 with the New York
Yankees and New York Rangers, and again in 1933 with
the New York Giants and New York Rangers.
COAST TO COAST
• For the fifth time since Major League Baseball began the
six-division format in 1994, the Fall Classic is featuring
teams from the NL West and the AL East. • The Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in 2018; the Red
Sox defeated the Rockies in 2007; the Diamondbacks
defeated the Yankees in 2001; and the Yankees defeated
the Padres in 1998.
BEEN HERE BEFORE
Of the 56 players that were on the Dodgers and Rays LCS
rosters, 18 have previous World Series experience, including
17 from the Dodgers.
• Los Angeles: Pedro Báez (2018 Dodgers), Austin Barnes
(2017-18 Dodgers), Cody Bellinger (2017-18 Dodgers),
Mookie Betts (2018 Red Sox), Walker Buehler (2018
Dodgers), Dylan Floro (2018 Dodgers), Kiké Hernández
(2017-18 Dodgers), Kenley Jansen (2017-18 Dodgers),
Joe Kelly (2013 Cardinals, 2018 Red Sox), Clayton
Kershaw (2017-18 Dodgers), Max Muncy (2018 Dodgers),
Joc Pederson (2017-18 Dodgers), Corey Seager (2017
Dodgers), Chris Taylor (2017-18 Dodgers), Justin Turner
(2017-18 Dodgers), Julio Urías (2018 Dodgers), Alex
Wood (2017-18 Dodgers) • Tampa Bay: Charlie Morton (2017 Astros)
ALL AROUND THE WORLD
• 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 (twoRandy 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). • With his start at first base in Game Three, Ji-Man Choi
became the first Korean-born position player to appear in
a World Series game. He also became the first Koreanborn player to record a hit.
WORLD SERIES UMPIRES
• Bill Miller will serve as primary Crew Chief for the umpires
in the 2020 World Series, and this will be the fourth Fall
Classic for Miller (2010, 13, 17). Miller, who will be in left
field for Game Five, will be joined by (with Game Five
Assignments and number of World Series appearances,
including 2020) Laz Diaz (2B, third), Chris Guccione (RF,
second), Marvin Hudson (HP, second), Jerry Meals (Off,
second), Mark Carlson (1B, second) and Todd Tichenor
(3B, first). Meals served as the crew chief in Game Two
of the World Series. The Replay Official during the World
Series will be Major League Umpire Adrian Johnson, who
will be assisted by Major League Umpire David Rackley.
MLB is deeply saddened by the passing of 34-year Major
League Umpire Derryl Cousins at the age of 74. The Californian worked nearly 4,500 games and three World
Series (1988, 1999, 2005) and was behind the plate for White
Sox clincher in 2005.