WORLD SERIES: GAME 5 POSTGAME NOTES

The 116th World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday, October 25, 2020
World Series Game Five – Postgame Notes
Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas

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LOS ANGELES DODGERS 4, TAMPA BAY RAYS 2 (LAD LEADS, 3-2)
First Pitch: 7:08 p.m. Gametime Temperature: 74 degrees (roof closed) Tonight’s Attendance: 11,437 Time of Game: 3:30
PITCHING LINES
LA DODGERS IP H R ER BB-I SO HR WP BF Pitches/Strikes

Clayton Kershaw (W) 5.2 5 2 2 2-0 6 0 0 21 85/56
Dustin May 1.2 1 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 6 30/22
Victor González 0.2 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 3 12/8
Blake Treinen (SV) 1.0 1 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 4 12/9
TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB-I SO HR WP BF Pitches/Strikes
Tyler Glasnow (L) 5.0 6 4 4 3-0 7 2 3 23 102/61
Aaron Loup 0.2 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 3 12/6
Diego Castillo 1.1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4 8/6
Ryan Sheriff 1.0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3 16/10
Ryan Thompson 1.0 0 0 0 1-0 1 0 0 4 15/9

THE WORLD SERIES AT 3-2
• This marks the 68th time that the World Series has stood
at 3-2. Of the previous 67 times, the team with the 3-2
lead has gone on to win the series 44 times (65.7%).
• In addition, of the 67 occurrences, the team with 3-2
lead has won Game 6 on 25 occasions (37.3%). That
has been the case in seven of the last 15 occurrences (2013 Red Sox, 2009 Yankees, 2003 Marlins, 1996
Yankees, 1995 Braves, 1993 Blue Jays and 1992
Blue Jays). The eight teams that were the exception
in that time were the 2019 Nationals, 2017 Astros,
2016 Cubs, 2014 Giants, 2011 Rangers, 2002 Giants,
2001 Yankees and 1997 Marlins. Four of those eight
(excluding the 1997 Marlins, 2014 Giants, 2017 Astros and 2019 Nationals) eventually lost the series in seven games.

• Of the 42 times that a team leading 3-2 has dropped
Game 6, they have gone on to win the series just 19
times (45.2%). Eleven of the last 14 teams to lose Game
6 with a 3-2 lead have gone on to lose the series. The last
four teams with a 3-2 lead to lose Game 6 and win the
series were the 2017 Astros, 2014 Giants, 1997 Marlins
and 1975 Reds.

A FAMILIAR SITE
• Tuesday will mark the 69th Game 6 in World Series history
overall.
• This marks the third time in four years (also 2017 and
2019), the sixth time in eight years and the seventh time
in 10 years that the World Series will go at least six games
(also: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019).
DODGERS AT 3-2
• This is the eighth time since 1900 that the Dodgers have
led a best-of-seven Postseason series, 3-2, and the sixth
time in the Fall Classic (1981, 1965, 1959, 1955, 1952).
LA also led the 2018 and 1988 NLCS with a 3-2 mark and
successfully reached the Fall Classic both times.
• Overall, the Dodgers have gone on to win the series each
time, except for the 1952 World Series when they lost to
the Yankees in seven games.
RAYS AT 2-3
• This is the first time in franchise history that the Rays
have trailed a best-of-seven Postseason series, 2-3.
GAME FIVE RESULTS
• The Dodgers improved to 15-18 all-time in Game 5 of
a Postseason series. The Dodgers are now 7-12 in
Game 5 of the Fall Classic. Los Angeles is now 2-0 this
Postseason in Game 5.
• The Rays fell to 1-6 all-time in Game 5 of a Postseason
series. The Rays are now 0-2 in Game 5 of the Fall Classic.

Tampa Bay is now 1-2 this Postseason in Game
5.
KERSHAW MAKES HISTORY
• Clayton Kershaw earned his second win of the 2020
World Series after firing 5.2 innings of two-run ball with
six strikeouts and two walks. • Kershaw now has 207 career Postseason strikeouts, surpassing Justin Verlander (205) for the most in Major
League history. • The victory was his 13th career Postseason win, which
ranks fifth in MLB history behind Andy Pettite (19), John
Smoltz (15), Justin Verlander (14) and Tom Glavine (14). • He became the third pitcher (fourth time) in franchise history to post multiple starts in a single World Series in which he tossed at least 5.0 innings with six-or-more
strikeouts while not surrendering more than two runs in
each start, joining Sandy Koufax (1963, 1965) and Orel
Hershiser (1988).
• The outing was also his fourth this Postseason in which
he tallied at least six punchouts while not permitting
more than three earned runs or two walks. Across
Major League history, only Curt Schilling (6G, 2001),
Randy Johnson (5G, 2001) and Stephen Strasburg (5G,
2019) have logged more in a single Postseason.
MAD MAX
• With his walk in the first inning, Max Muncy collected
his 20th free pass of the 2020 Postseason. He has now
matched Gary Sheffield (1997) for the second-most alltime in a single Postseason, trailing just Barry Bonds (27
BB, 2002).
• Muncy also clubbed a solo home run in the fifth inning
tonight. The round-tripper was the ninth of his
Postseason career, tying him with Joc Pederson for fifthmost in Club history. They trail Justin Turner (12), Corey
Seager (11), Duke Snider (11) and Steve Garvey (10) in
Dodgers lore.
Game Five Postgame Notes – Sunday, October 25, 2020
LA RUNS DEEP
• Max Muncy became the ninth different Dodgers player to
homer in the 2020 Fall Classic. The Dodgers are the first
team in World Series history to have nine different players
homer in a single series, according to the Elias Sports
Bureau. The previous record of eight was set by the
1989 Athletics.
JOCTOBER
• In the second inning, Joc Pederson clubbed his first
home run of this Fall Classic, and his second of the 2020
Postseason.
• It was Joc’s fifth career World Series home run, matching
Gil Hodges for second-most in franchise history. Duke
Snider holds the Club record with 11 career Fall Classic
round-trippers.
SEARING SEAGER
• Corey Seager delivered an RBI single in the first inning
tonight, his 19th RBI of the 2020 Postseason. Seager is
now tied with David Ortiz (19), Scott Spiezio (2002) and
Sandy Alomar (1997) for the second-most in a single
postseason, trailing only David Freese (21 RBI, 2011).
TWO-OUT PROWESS
• The Dodgers tallied two, two-out RBI tonight. Their
57 two-out RBI this Postseason are an MLB record,
surpassing the previous record of 45 held by the 2004
Red Sox, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
MULTI-DINGER DODGERS
• With a pair of home runs tonight, the Dodgers have
now clubbed multiple homers in eight consecutive
Postseason games, extending their MLB Postseason
record. The previous mark of six straight games was
held by the Yankees (2019-2020).
RANDY’S HISTORIC RUN
• Randy Arozarena delivered an RBI single in the third
inning tonight. He established an MLB Postseason
record with his 27th hit of the 2020 playoffs, surpassing
the mark of 26 held by Pablo Sandoval (2014).
• His 27 hits also match BJ Upton for the most career
Postseason hits by a Rays hitter.
• Arozarena also holds the Major League record for the
most total bases (59) in a single Postseason, surpassing
the mark held by David Freese (50) in 2011.
GLASNOW IN THE LOSS

• In the loss, Tyler Glasnow fired 5.0 innings of four-run
ball with seven strikeouts. Glasnow now has 48 career
Postseason punchouts, extending his franchise record.
• Glasnow also became the first pitcher in World Series
history to log three wild pitches in a single contest.
• He has now allowed nine home runs this Postseason, a
new Major League record for a single Postseason.
MAR-GO
• Manuel Margot stole his second base of the 2020 Fall
Classic in the fourth inning tonight. He joined BJ Upton
(2008) as the only players in team history to nab multiple
bases in a single World Series.

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