WORLD SERIES GAME 6: PREGAME NOTES

The 116th
World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
World Series Game Six Notes
Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas

2020 WS RESULTS
DATE RESULT WINNING PITCHER LOSING PITCHER SAVE ATTENDANCE

Tuesday, October 20th LAD 8-3 Clayton Kershaw Tyler Glasnow — 11,388
Wednesday, October 21st TB 6-4 Nick Anderson Tony Gonsolin Diego Castillo 11,472
Friday, October 23rd LAD 6-2 Walker Buehler Charlie Morton — 11,447
Saturday, October 24th TB 8-7 John Curtiss Kenley Jansen — 11,441
Sunday, October 25th LAD 4-2 Clayton Kershaw Tyler Glasnow Blake Treinen –11,437
2020 WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
GAME DAY/DATE SITE FIRST PITCH (ET/SITE) TV/RADIO
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
*If Necessary
2020 WORLD SERIES PROBABLE PITCHERS (Regular Season/Postseason)

Game 6 at Arlington: Tony Gonsolin (2-2, 2.31, 46 SO / 0-2, 9.39, 9 SO) vs. Blake Snell (4-2, 3.24, 63 SO / 2-2, 3.33, 28 SO)
116th WORLD SERIES
• 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’
strike.
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
• Today marks the 69th Game Six 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 in Game 5 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.
LA RUNS DEEP
• On Sunday night, 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.
TWO-OUT PROWESS
• The Dodgers tallied two more two-out RBI on Sunday
night. 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 in Game Five, 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).
WALK THIS WAY
• With his walk in Game Five, Max Muncy collected his 20th
free pass of the 2020 Postseason. He has now matched
Gary Sheffield (1997) for the second-most all-time in
a single Postseason, trailing just Barry Bonds (27 BB,
2002).
SEARING SEAGER
• Corey Seager delivered an RBI single in the first inning of
Game 5, 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).
• Seager’s eight home runs this Postseason match
Nelson Cruz (2011), Carlos Beltrán (2004) and Barry
Bonds (2002) for second-most in a single Postseason,
trailing only Tampa Bay’s Randy Arozarena (9).
• His 11 career Postseason homers match Duke Snider for
the second-most in franchise history, trailing only Justin
Turner (12)
• Seager has three career World Series home runs,
matching Carlos Correa and Derek Jeter for the most by
a shortstop in Major League history.
LOVING THE LONG BALL
• The Rays have clubbed 33 round-trippers during their
2020 playoff run, an MLB Postseason record. The
Dodgers (28) rank second in history, as both Clubs
surpassed the previous record of 27 shared by the 2017
Astros and 2002 Giants.
RANDY’S HISTORIC RUN
• Randy Arozarena delivered an RBI single in Game Five.
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 home runs (9) and total bases (59) in a single
Postseason. • His nine home runs also match Evan Longoria for the
most career home runs in Rays Postseason history. • Randy’s 13 extra-base hits this Postseason are one shy
of the Major League record held by David Freese (2011).
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.
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.
THE MANAGERS
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
Maddon (2006-14). • 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 manager 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
Sox (2010).
Dave Roberts is in his fifth season as manager of the
Dodgers, and has made an appearance in each Postseason
as skipper.
• 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 SIX STARTERS
GONSOLIN: Has made just three career Postseason
appearances, all occurring during this current playoff run.
Lost both decisions, while posting nine strikeouts, seven
walks and a 9.39 ERA over 7.2 innings pitched.
• Gonsolin started Game Two of the NLCS vs. Atlanta (7-8
loss); made a relief appearance in Game Seven of the
NLCS vs. Atlanta (4-3 win); and started Game Two of the
World Series vs. Tampa Bay (4-6 loss). • In Game Two of this year’s Fall Classic, pitched 1.1 innings with a strikeout while allowing one run on a hit
(home run) and walk. • Gonsolin became the eighth starter in World Series
history to pitch as few innings while not giving up more
than one run, joining David Wells (2003 G5), Josh Tudor
(1988 G3), Harry Taylor (1947 G4), Howie Pollet (1946
G5), Lefty Gomez (1939 G3), Guy Bush (1932 G4) and
Curly Ogden (1924 G7). Since both Wells and Tudor
left their starts with injuries, it was the shortest stint by a
starting pitcher in a World Series game allowing no more
than one run since at least 1947. • Tony’s seven strikeout-performance in his first career
Postseason appearance in Game Two of the NLCS
matched Walker Buehler for the third-most in a playoff
debut in franchise history, trailing Don Newcombe (11
SO, 1949 WS G1) and Tim Belcher (10 SO, 1988 NLCS
G2). • During the regular season, Gonsolin posted a 2-2 record
with 46 punchouts, seven walks, 32 hits and a 2.31 ERA
across nine appearances (including eight starts) and
46.2 innings. • Across both regular season and Postseason action,
no Rays player currently on their World Series roster
has logged more than two at-bats against Gonsolin.
Joey Wendle is 0-for-2 (.000); Brandon Lowe is 1-for1 (1.000) with a solo home run; and Austin Meadows,
Manuel Margot, Ji-Man Choi, Hunter Renfroe and Randy
Arozarena are all 0-for-1 (.000).
SNELL: Across eight career Postseason appearances,
including six starts, is 2-3 with 35 strikeouts, 14 walks and a
3.03 ERA over 29.2 innings pitched.
• Has made five starts during the 2020 Postseason, going
2-2 with a 3.33 ERA and a 28:14 strikeout-to-walk ratio
across 24.1 innings of work. Has surrendered five home
runs and 18 hits.
• Snell started Game One of the AL Wild Card vs. Toronto
(3-1 win); Game One of the ALDS vs. NY Yankees (3-9
loss); Game One of the ALCS vs. Houston (2-1 win);
Game Six of the ALCS vs. Houston (4-7 loss); and Game
Two of the World Series at LA Dodgers (6-4 win).
• In Game Two of this year’s World Series, tossed 4.2
innings with nine strikeouts. Had a no-hitter through 4.2
innings before giving up a solo home run to Chris Taylor.
• Snell became the first pitcher in World Series history
to throw fewer than 5.0 innings with nine strikeouts. It
marked the 10th such outing in Postseason history overall,
and the first since Washington’s Patrick Corbin last year
in Game Four of the NLCS against the Cardinals.
• Snell became the third pitcher in World Series history to
tally at least two strikeouts in four consecutive innings,
joining Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson.
• During the regular season, Snell delivered a 4-2 record
with 63 punchouts, 18 walks, 42 hits and a 3.24 ERA over
11 starts and 50.0 innings.
• Across both regular season and Postseason play, Mookie
Betts has logged the most career at-bats against Snell,
batting 7-for-25 (.280) with two doubles, a home run and
six RBI. Chris Taylor is 1-for-3 (.333) with a home run
and two RBI; Corey Seager is 1-for-3 (.333); AJ Pollock
is 1-for-3 (.333); and Max Muncy, Kiké Hernández, Cody
Bellinger, Justin Turner and Will Smith are all 0-for-2
(.000).
ROOF CHECK
• The roof is expected to be closed 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).
FAMILIAR TERRITORY
• The Los Angeles Dodgers secured their 21st NL Pennant
in franchise history, the most of any NL Club and second most 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).
RELATIVE NEWCOMERS
• 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
games.
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.
Game Six Pregame Notes – Tuesday, October 27, 2020
• 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.

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