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The 116th World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, October 24, 2020
World Series Game Four – Postgame Notes
Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
TAMPA BAY RAYS 8, LOS ANGELES DODGERS 7 (SERIES TIED, 2-2)
First Pitch: 7:09 p.m. Gametime Temperature: 57 degrees Tonight’s Attendance: 11,441 Time of Game: 4:10
LA DODGERS IP H R ER BB-I SO HR WP BF Pitches/Strikes
Julio Urías 4.2 4 2 2 1-0 9 2 1 18 80/56
Blake Treinen 0.2 1 2 2 1-0 1 0 0 4 16/10
Pedro Báez 1.2 2 2 2 1-0 2 2 0 7 26/15
Adam Kolarek 0.2 0 0 0 1-0 1 0 0 3 9/5
Brusdar Graterol 0.1 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 2 7/3
Kenley Jansen (L) 0.2 2 2 2 1-0 1 0 0 5 21/12
TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB-I SO HR WP BF Pitches/Strikes
Ryan Yarbrough 3.1 5 2 2 1-0 1 2 0 16 69/40
Ryan Thompson 0.2 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 2 5/4
Pete Fairbanks 1.0 2 1 1 0-0 1 0 1 4 12/8
Diego Castillo 1.0 1 1 1 2-0 1 0 0 6 26/13
Aaron Loup 0.1 2 2 2 0-0 1 0 0 3 11/9
Nick Anderson 1.1 3 1 1 1-1 1 0 0 7 23/15
John Curtiss 1.1 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6 14/10
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.
WALK IT OFF TB
• Tonight’s historic contest marks 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.
RANDY’S HISTORIC RUN
• Randy Arozarena delivered a solo home run in the
fourth inning tonight, 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.
• 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)
• Last night, Arozarena surpassed Derek Jeter (22 H, 1996)
for the rookie record for most hits in a single Postseason.
• Randy’s 26 hits also trail only BJ Upton (27) for the most
career hits in Rays Postseason history.
• Brandon Lowe delivered a clutch three-run homer in the
sixth inning tonight 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.
Game Four Postgame Notes – Saturday, October 24, 2020
TAMPA BAY HITS HOMERS
• 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. • Tampa’s four home runs are tied for fourth-most in a
World Series game, most recently accomplished by the
Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018 Fall Classic. The
record of five homers in a single World Series game is
shared by the 2017 Astros (G5); the 1989 Oakland A’s
(G3); and the 1928 Yankees (G4). • Kevin Kiermaier became the first player to hit a gametying home run in a World Series game while batting out
of the ninth spot in the batting order since Chili Davis in
FIVE-INNING ROAD BLOCK
• Following Ryan Yarbrough’s 3.1 inning-start, the Rays
are the second team in World Series history to have
six consecutive starters not reach 5.0 innings (Charlie
Morton, 2020 G3; Blake Snell, 2020 G2; Tyler Glasnow,
2020 G1; Scott Kazmir, 2008 G5; and Andy Sonnanstine,
2008 G4). • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rays
became the first AL Club to do so, as it was previously
accomplished only by the Dodgers (7G) in 1947.
A REAL TEAM EFFORT
• The Rays utilized 21players tonight, 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 tonight, the most in World Series history for a
• 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 tonight. • The round-tripper was also the 11th Postseason homer
of his career, matching Duke Snider for 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. • Seager became the third player in franchise history to
tally four hits in a World Series game, joining Maury Wills
(1965 G5) and Jim Gilliam (1959 G5). • 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.
SHORT & SWEET
• Making his first career World Series start tonight,
Julio Urías tossed 4.2 innings of two-run ball with nine
strikeouts and one walk. • Urías became the second pitcher in World Series
history to tally nine strikeouts while tossing fewer than 5.0
innings, joining Blake Snell, who accomplished the feat
earlier this series in Game Two. It marks only the fourth
such start in Postseason history, also accomplished by
Brandon Woodruff (2020 NLWC G2) and CC Sabathia
(2017 ALDS G5). • Julio became the sixth Dodgers pitcher (seventh time) in
Fall Classic history to notch at least nine punchouts while
not permitting more than one free pass, joining Walker
Buehler, who did so last night, Clayton Kershaw (2017
G1), Sandy Koufax (1965 G2, G5), Don Drysdale (1963
G3) and Don Newcombe (1949 G1). • At 24 years, 73 days old, he became the youngest
pitcher to tally at least nine punchouts in a World Series
contest since Florida’s Josh Beckett (23, 163) in Game Six
of the 2003 World Series. The only pitcher in franchise
history to accomplish the feat at a younger age is Don
Newcombe (23.113), who had 11 strikeouts in Game
One of the 1949 World Series against the Yankees.
• Corey Seager and Justin Turner became the third pair of
teammates to both log at least four hits in a World Series
game, joining Paul Molitor and Robin Yount in 1982, and
Whitey Kurowski and Joe Garagiola in 1946.
• The Dodgers tallied seven two-out RBI tonight. 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
WALK THIS WAY
• With his walk in the third inning, Max Muncy collected
his 19th free pass of the 2020 Postseason. He has now
recorded the third-most all-time in a single Postseason,
and trails just Barry Bonds (27 BB, 2002) and Gary
Sheffield (20 BB, 1997).
• With multiple home runs tonight, 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).
• There was at least one run scored in eight consecutive
half innings tonight, the longest streak in World Series
history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. • This also marks the first game in Fall Classic history that
both Clubs scored in three straight innings.
PHILADELPHIA UNION (5) – TORONTO FC (0) POST MATCH SUMMARY
PHI – Sergio Santos 27’ (Kai Wagner)
PHI – Mark McKenzie 33’ (Kacper Przybylko, Jamiro Monteiro)
PHI – Jamiro Monteiro 56’ (Kacper Przybylko)
PHI – Sergio Santos 63’ (Kai Wagner)
PHI – Sergio Santos 68’ (Brenden Aaronson)
PHI – Jamiro Monteiro 9’ (caution)
TFC – Auro 10’ (caution)
PHI – Andre Blake 64’ (caution)
TFC – Patrick Mullins 73’ (caution)
TORONTO FC: 12-3-5 41 PTS.
PHILADELPHIA UNION: 12-3-5 41 PTS.
- Ralph Priso and Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty both made their Toronto FC and MLS debuts in tonight’s match, both coming on as substitutes
- Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty becomes the youngest player in club history to play for Toronto FC
TORONTO FC – Quentin Westberg; Richie Laryea, Omar Gonzalez, Laurent Ciman, Auro (Justin Morrow HT’); Michael Bradley (C), Marky Delgado (Liam Fraser HT’), Nick DeLeon (Ralph Priso 64’); Tsubasa Endoh, Alejandro Pozuelo (Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty 72’), Erickson Gallardo (Patrick Mullins 35’)
Substitutes Not Used: Kevin Silva, Tony Gallacher, Jayden Nelson, Jacob Shaffelburg
PHILADELPHIA – Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jakob Glesnes, Mark McKenzie, Kai Wagner; Jose Martinez (Jack Elliott 74’), Alejandro Bedoya (C) (Ilsinho 82’), Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson (Anthony Fontana 82’); Kacper Przybylko (Cory Burke 69’), Sergio Santos (Andrew Wooten 69’)
Substitutes Not Used: Joe Bendik, Aurelien Collin, Olivier Mbaizo, Cole Turner
GREG VANNEY – HEAD COACH, TORONTO FC
You’re missing some big names and playing a good team but tough one tonight, what went wrong, is this the kind of performance that you have words with your team?
“What went wrong, it was wrong from start to finish. We weren’t close to them the entire night really. We weren’t in good spots for each other, we weren’t clear in terms of the stepping out in how we were going to defend, we couldn’t put passes together and they were just at a different speed then we were that’s for sure. So, part of it is we need to put it behind us but part of it is we need to recognize and just a reminder at this time of the year you physically got to be out ready to compete and battle, fight for balls and win tackles and all of those things first and foremost and then you can play, you got to be strong when you’re holding up the ball, the ball has to move a lot quicker, a lot of that stuff has to happen and tonight it didn’t. Yeah we’re missing some guys but guys had the opportunity to step in and try to show that this time of year they might be able to help us and again from start to finish it was never right and we were too far away from them for much of the night, they had way too much time on the ball. If there were duals, we lost most of them so that’s something that has to be cleaned up. So, 100% we will discuss this, but we also have to put it behind us because we got a game in another few days.”
Thoughts on Ralph and Jahkeele’s debuts…
“I wish it was in a game that was closer but in the end their opportunity came, and I thought they came on and did fine. By the time they came on in the game there wasn’t a lot left in it. I thought Jahkeele was spry, he had himself a great opportunity, the best one that we had all game, I thought he was busy and active. I think, Ralph came on and was able to get the game under him a little bit and help us to win a couple balls and help us move the ball forward a little bit. So, it was nice for those guys to just get a feel for it all. It’s unfortunate it was on a night like tonight where a lot of other things weren’t going well but I’m at least happy for them to at least get a sniff.”
Not often we see three substitutions before the second half, can you walk us through those changes?
“With the way the game was going in the first half I just felt like we needed an outlet on some level. We weren’t able to combine through them, we weren’t moving quick enough, the ball wasn’t moving quick enough for us to play through their pressure. We needed an outlet at some point so we got Pat on to try and give us at least something that if we had to play a little more direct we could compete a little bit better to hold things up or knock things down so that was the Pat scenario. Then the two at half-time were Marky, we needed to get off just to check on him, he was getting a little tight there and we needed really for precaution as well as concern we had to get him off of the field. Justin in for Auro, more to get Justin ready and moving forward, put a left footed player on that side so he could drive forward a little bit more to get us out of pressure if we needed to, nothing more than that, to get some guys going. Justin who hasn’t played in a few weeks and also to try to protect Marky a little bit, hopefully whatever he’s feeling is not anything for us to be too concerned about.”
MICHAEL BRADLEY – MIDFIELDER, TORONTO FC
How easy is it to put a performance like that behind you?
“Anybody who has played or has been a part of football understands that unfortunately there are night’s like this. They’re not fun, there’s no excuses but unfortunately, it’s just part of it sometimes. We have a really good team and we’ve had a really good team over the past handful of years and we’ve been fortunate enough and good enough to make sure that night’s like this are as few and far between as possible but the reality is still that it can happen to anybody. The reality is very simple, we are going to make sure that we use it as a real reminder for us as we go into this last part of the season and into the playoffs of what games this time of year are like of the way that some of these different teams try to make the game hard on us, we’re going to use it as a reminder about what our mentality and just commitment and focus has to be like at the beginning of games and so were going to use it in all the right ways and at the same time we’re going to get back to Hartford and we’re going to wake up in the morning and in all the right ways we’re going to completely move on and get ourselves ready for Wednesday.”
How difficult is it to see through the 90 minutes when it seems like at every step, every turn something is going wrong?
“That part of it is real. The challenge of still finishing out a game when you’ve had a night like that, when you get into the middle of the second half and now there’s no chance to win, to still find the right way to finish the game, that part is not fun but it’s just something that everybody has to deal with. To answer the first part of your question, like I said we’re going to look at certain things, we’re going to talk about certain things, we’re going to make sure we use it as a reminder, as a recalibration of what we need to be about as we move into these last few games of the regular season and into the playoffs. But again, there’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves, and nobody’s panicking, I promise you that.”
Debuts for Ralph and Jahkeele, what did you see from them tonight and what have you seen from them in training in terms of their development and being ready for this stage…
“Let’s be honest, that’s far and away the best part of the night is that two young Toronto boys from our academy who’ve worked hard to sign first team contracts and now push themselves in this last stretch in training every single day. They both get the opportunity to make their debut, to get on the field and both of them showed that they are not going to be fazed one bit. Certainly, for all us on the inside of the group and hopefully for everybody connected to the club, the coaches in the academy that they’ve had along the way, their parents, their families, that should be a really proud moment.”
-TORONTO FOOTBALL CLUB-
POWER BALL—Aided by the expanded playoffs, the Rays had hit 29
HRs this postseason, the most in a single
postseason in major league history, entering Game 4. Tampa Bay holds two of the top four spots for HRs in postseason history, as the
2008 Rays rank 4th all-time with 26…the Rays
have hit multiple homers in 10 of their
17 postseason games…the Rays have increased their HR/G from 1.33 in the regular season to 1.71 in the postseason, but their R/G has dropped from 4.82 to 4.00…67.6 pct. (46 of 68) of the
Rays runs this postseason have come on home runs, compared to 41.5 pct.
(120 of 289) in the regular season…this was 71.9 pct. entering the World
Series, the highest rate all-time ahead of the 1971 Pirates (58.3 pct.)…51.5
pct. (227 of 441) of all runs scored this postseason have come on home
runs…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, this would be the 3rd-highest
rate for a single postseason behind 1956 (53.4 pct.) and 1957 (52.1 pct.).
– Teams are 33-5 (.868) this postseason when they outhomer their opponent—but the Rays have won twice when outhomered and lost
twice when outhomering their opponent…the Rays are 6-2 when
they outhomer their opponent and 7-3 when hitting 2 HR (or more)
after going 20-2 and 20-4, respectively, in the regular season.
MOST HOME RUNS, TEAM,
Tampa Bay Rays, 2020 29
Houston Astros, 2017 27
San Francisco Giants, 2002 27
Tampa Bay Rays, 2008 26
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, October 24, 2020
World Series Game Four Notes
Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
2020 WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
GAME DAY/DATE SITE FIRST PITCH (ET/SITE) TV/RADIO
4 Saturday, October 24th Globe Life Field 8:08 p.m. / 7:08 p.m. FOX/ESPN 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 4 at Arlington: Julio Urías (3-0, 3.27, 45 SO / 4-0, 0.56, 16 SO) vs. Ryan Yarbrough (1-4, 3.56, 44 SO / 1-0, 3.38, 6 SO)
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)
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’
SERIES AT 2-1
• This is the 92nd time in World Series history that the Fall
Classic has stood at 2-1 after three games. It is the
seventh consecutive World Series to sit at 2-1, and it is
the 17th time in the last 20 Series (beginning 2000) it has
GAME FOUR SIGNIFICANCE
• Of the previous 91 times that a World Series
has been 2-1, the team leading the series 2-1
has gone on to win the series 60 times (65.9%),
including four in the last seven occurrences (2015
Royals, 2017 Astros, 2018 Red Sox, 2019 Nationals).
The 2013 Cardinals, 2014 Royals and 2016 Indians each
had a 2-1 lead before losing the Fall Classic.
• Of the previous 91 times that the Fall Classic has
been 2-1, the team leading 2-1 has gone on to win the
following game to take a 3-1 series lead 45 times (49.5%).
• Of the 45 teams leading 3-1 to have won Game 4 and
take a 3-1 lead, 38 (84.4%) have gone on to win the
Series (including 1912 Game 5 following Game 2 tie),
including 11 of the last 12 times (Los Angeles in 1988,
Toronto in 1992 and 1993, Atlanta in 1995, New York
Yankees in 2000, St. Louis in 2006, Philadelphia in 2008,
New York in 2009, San Francisco in 2010, Kansas City
in 2015 and Boston in 2018), with the 2016 Cleveland
Indians being the lone exception. Prior to the Indians,
the last team to take a 3-1 series lead and lose the Fall
Classic was the 1985 St. Louis Cardinals.
• Of the 45 teams leading 2-1 that have lost Game
4 to even the Series at two games apiece,
22 (48.9%) have gone on to win the Series,
including three of the last six (2011 Cardinals, 2017
Astros, 2019 Nationals). The 2003 Yankees, 2013
Cardinals and 2014 Royals each lost Game 4 after
holding a 2-1 series lead and went on to lose the World
GAME THREE RESULTS
• The Dodgers improved to 26-24 all-time in Game 3 of a
Postseason Series. The Dodgers are now 12-9 in Game
3 of the Fall Classic. Los Angeles is now a perfect 3-0
this Postseason in Game 3. • Tampa Bay dropped to 6-4 all-time in Game 3 of a
Postseason series. The Rays are now 0-2 in Game 3 of
the Fall Classic. Tampa Bay is now 2-1 this Postseason
in Game 3.
DODGERS AT 2-1
• This marks the ninth time since 1900 that the Dodgers
have led a best-of-seven Postseason series, 2-1. Of the
previous eight occurrences, the Dodgers went on to win
the series just twice – the 1988 World Series over the
Oakland A’s and the 1959 Fall Classic over the Chicago
RAYS AT 1-2
• This marks the second time in franchise history that
the Rays have faced a 1-2 deficit in a best-of-seven
Postseason series. The Rays ultimately lost the 2008
World Series to the Philadelphia Phillies after falling
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
Game Four Notes – Saturday, October 24, 2020
• Walker Buehler tossed 6.0 innings of one-run ball with 10
strikeouts while allowing one run on a walk and three hits
in his start last night.
• Walker became the first pitcher in MLB World Series
history to register at least 10 strikeouts while not pitching
more than 6.0 innings.
• Buehler became the fourth pitcher in franchise history to
record at least 10 punchouts while not permitting more
than one walk in a World Series contest, joining Clayton
Kershaw (2017 G1), Sandy Koufax (1965 G5) and Don
Newcombe (1949 G1).
• He joined Kershaw (2017 G1) and Koufax (1965 G7) as
the only hurlers in franchise history to tally double-digit
punchouts while not surrendering more than three hits.
• Buehler is the fourth pitcher in MLB World Series history
to record at least 10 strikeouts while not allowing more
than three hits and one walk, joining Kershaw in his
aforementioned start, Randy Johnson (2001 G2) and Ed
Walsh (1906 G3).
• Since 1950, he became the eighth pitcher to tally at least
10 punchouts, allow one walk-or-fewer and not surrender
a home run, joining Adam Wainwright (2013 G5), Roger
Clemens (2001 G7), Johnson (2001 G2), Tom Seaver
(1973 G3), Bob Gibson (1968 G1) and Koufax (1965 G5).
• Following his outing last night, Buehler’s 1.28 ERA over
his last nine playoff starts ranks fourth all-time among
hurlers over a nine-start Postseason stretch, trailing only
Curt Schilling (1.14), Orel Hershiser (1.17) and Madison
• Mookie Betts stole two more bases last night and now has
four this World Series. Mookie matched Davey Lopes for
the most by a Dodgers player in a single Fall Classic.
• Betts’ two games with multiple stolen bases are tied
for the most such games in a single World Series in
history, a record shared by 10 players (11 times) and most
recently accomplished by Omar Vizquel in 1997.
• Mookie became the fifth player in World Series
history to record at least two hits and two stolen bases in
multiple games of a single World Series, joining Bobby
Tolan (1972), Lou Brock (1967), Eddie Collins (1910) and
Jimmy Slagle (1907).
• Justin Turner clubbed a solo home run in the first
inning last night, his 11th career Postseason home run.
He matched Hall of Famer Duke Snider for the franchise
• Turner also logged his 18th career Postseason double,
extending his franchise record.
• He also holds the Club’s Postseason record for hits (75)
and RBI (39).
• Turner’s two extra-base hit game was the fourth of
his Postseason career, tied with Corey Seager for the
second-most in franchise history. Snider holds the
record with five such games.
• The Dodgers tallied five two-out RBI last night. Their
48 two-out RBI this Postseason surpasses 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.
RANDY’S RUN CONTINUES
• In the bottom of the ninth inning last night, rookie Randy
Arozarena clubbed his eighth home run of the 2020
Postseason, matching Nelson Cruz (2011), Carlos
Beltrán (2004) and Barry Bonds (2002) for the MLB
• Arozarena also now holds the MLB Postseason record
for the most total bases (52) in a single Postseason,
surpassing the mark held by David Freese (50) in 2011.
• Randy also holds the rookie record for the most hits in a
single Postseason (23), surpassing the previous record
of 22 held by Derek Jeter (1996).
FIVE-INNING ROAD BLOCK
• Following Charlie Morton’s 4.1 inning-start, the Rays
became the fourth team in World Series history to have
five consecutive starters not reach 5.0 innings (Blake
Snell, 2020 G2; Tyler Glasnow, 2020 G1; Scott Kazmir,
2008 G5; and Andy Sonnanstine, 2008 G4).
• According to Elias, the Rays became the first AL Club to
do so, as it was previously accomplished by the Dodgers
(5G, 2017-18); the Cardinals (5G, 1987-2004); and the
Dodgers (7G, 1947).
TRIAL BY FIRE
• With his appearance in Game Three, Shane McClanahan
became the second player in history to appear in a World
Series game before appearing in a regular season
contest, joining Adalberto Mondesi of the Kansas
City Royals (2015 G3). He became the first pitcher to
accomplish the feat.
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.
Game Four Notes – Saturday, October 24, 2020
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 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 FOUR STARTERS
URÍAS: Across 16 career Postseason appearances, including
two starts, is 6-2 with a 2.84 ERA. Has logged 26 strikeouts,
eight walks and just 20 hits over 31.2 innings pitched.
• Has made four appearances (one start) during the 2020
Postseason, earning the win in each outing to go along
with a miniscule 0.56 ERA. Has logged a 16:3 strikeoutto-walk ratio. • Appeared in Game One of the NL Wild Card against
Milwaukee (4-2 win); Game Three of the NLDS at San
Diego (12-3 win); started in Game Three of the NLCS at
Atlanta (15-3 win); and appeared in Game Seven of the
NLCS vs. Atlanta (4-3 win). • Participated in his first World Series in 2018 against the
Red Sox. Across three relief appearances, allowed three
runs on four hits in 3.2 innings. • Is set to become the fourth Mexican-born pitcher (fifth
time) in MLB history to start a World Series game, joining
Jose Urquidy (2019 G4), Jaime García (2011 G2, G6)
and Dodger legend Fernando Valenzuela (1981 G3). • During the regular season, went a perfect 3-0 with 45
punchouts, 18 walks, 45 hits and a 3.27 ERA across 11
outings (10 starts) and 55.0 innings of work.
• The 24-year-old has made two career appearances
against the Rays, tossing 2.0 innings of shutout relief. • Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot have both logged
four at-bats against Urías to pace the Rays. Renfroe
is 1-for-4 (.250); Margot is 1-for-4 (.250) with a double;
Austin Meadows is 0-for-1 (.000); Lowe is 0-for-1 (.000);
Kevin Kiermaier is 0-for-1 (.000); Ji-Man Choi is 0-for-1
(.000); and Mike Brosseau is 0-for-1 (.000).
YARBROUGH: Across six career Postseason appearances,
including one start, is 2-0 with seven strikeouts, four walks,
13 hits and a 2.63 ERA over 13.2 innings pitched.
• Has appeared in three games this Postseason, including
one start, registering a 3.38 ERA to go along with six
strikeouts and three walks across 10.2 innings of work. • Yarbrough appeared in Game Four of the ALDS at NY
Yankees (1-5 loss); started Game Three of the ALCS at
Houston (5-2 win); and appeared in Game One of the
World Series (3-8 loss). • Yarbrough went 5.0 innings of relief in Game Four of
the ALDS, the longest relief appearance in Tampa Bay’s
Postseason history. • Is the second non-opener in franchise history to start
a Postseason game after previously making his Rays
postseason debut in relief, joining David Price (2008). • During the regular season, Yarbrough registered a 1-4
record with 44 hits, 12 walks and 54 hits over 11 outings
(nine starts) and 55.2 innings pitched. • Has never pitched against the Dodgers. • Of players currently on the Dodgers’ World Series roster,
only Mookie Betts has ever faced Yarbrough, going 2-for13 (.154) with a pair of doubles.
OPEN THE ROOF
• Tonight’s World Series contest will have the roof open.
13-of-14 Postseason games at Globe Life Field this year
have had the roof open, excluding last night’s Game
Three. • 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.
Game Four Notes – Saturday, October 24, 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
• 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 (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).
• 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 right
field for Game Four, will be joined by (with Game Four
Assignments and number of World Series appearances,
including 2020) Laz Diaz (3B, third), Chris Guccione (HP,
second), Marvin Hudson (Off, second), Jerry Meals (1B,
second), Mark Carlson (2B, second) and Todd Tichenor
(LF, 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.
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