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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


First Pitch: 7:08 p.m. Gametime Temperature: 74 degrees (roof closed) Tonight’s Attendance: 11,437 Time of Game: 3:30

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
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

• 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.

• Tuesday will mark the 69th Game 6 in World Series history
• 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).
• 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.
• This is the first time in franchise history that the Rays
have trailed a best-of-seven Postseason series, 2-3.
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• In the second inning, Joc Pederson clubbed his first
home run of this Fall Classic, and his second of the 2020
• 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
• 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).
• 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.
• 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 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.

• 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.
• 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.


LOS ANGELES DODGERS (43-17, 11-5) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, 11-7)
LHP Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.88) vs. RHP Tyler Glasnow (2-2, 6.08)
Sunday, October 25, 2020 | 7:08 p.m. CT | Globe Life Field | Arlington, TX
World Series – Game 5
TV: FOX | Radio: AM 570 (Eng.); 1020 AM (Span.), ESPN Radio, AM 1540 (Kor.)
The Dodgers failed to secure three different
leads and lost a see-saw battle, 8-7, on Saturday night. With two outs
and two strikes, the Rays tied the game on an RBI single by Brett
Phillips and errors by center fielder Chris Taylor and catcher Will
Smith allowed the game-winner to score for a walk-off victory that
put the series at 2-2. The Dodgers offense shined, scoring seven runs
on 15 hits but came up a little short on Saturday night. The offense
scored all seven of their runs with two outs and have scored the most
runs with two outs since the Wild Card Era began:
2020 Los Angeles Dodgers– 57
2004 Boston Red Sox- 46
2018 Boston Red Sox – 45
2002 San Francisco Giants- 45
Justin Turner smashed a leadoff homer in the first inning,
moving into first place in the Dodger history books with 12
postseason homers and passing Duke Snider. He became
the first player in World Series history to homer in the first
inning in back-to-back games. The Southern California
native also cranked a double in the sixth for his 19
th career
postseason double, tying him with Yadier Molina for most
doubles in National League baseball history. He is currently
tied for fifth in Major League history, trailing only Derek
Jeter (32), Bernie Williams (29), Jorge Posada (23) and
David Ortiz (22).
Julio Urías delivered a stellar performance, tossing 4.2
innings, allowing two runs with nine strikeouts. He
recorded 20 swing and misses, which is tied for fifth alltime in a World Series game with Mike Mussina (‘01),
Madison Bumgarner (’14) and James Shields (’14).
The Dodgers are in their 21st World Series in franchise
history and the 12th Fall Classic appearance since moving
to Los Angeles in 1958. They now have the second most
WS appearances in MLB history, trailing only the New
York Yankees (40).
M-V-SEAGS: Corey Seager was named the 2020 NLCS MVP last
Sunday night after going 9-for-29 with five homers and 11 RBI.
Seager set NLCS records in both homers and RBI and his seven
extra-base hits are tied with Javy Lopez (1996) for the all-time NLCS
record. The native of North Carolina’s 26 total bases are the second
most all-time in an NLCS and second most to Albert Pujols, who had
28 in 2004 vs. Houston.
Seager clubbed his eighth homer of the postseason Saturday
night, a solo homer off Ryan Yarbrough. His eighth homer
of the postseason is tied with Nelson Cruz (8, 2011), Carlos
Beltran (8, 2002) and Barry Bonds (8, 2002) for second alltime, while only trailing Randy Arozarena (9, 2020) for
most in postseason history.
The infielder recorded four hits last night and is batting .500
(7-for-14) with two homers and three RBI in the World
Series. He has reached base 11 of his 18 plate appearances
and his .632 OBP is currently the best all-time in Dodger
World Series history.
Seager finished one home run shy from tying the record for
home runs in any Postseason series, which is held by the
Rangers’ Nelson Cruz (6 in the 2011 ALCS vs. Detroit). He
is one of eight players all-time to reach at least five homers
and 11 RBI in a single Postseason. His six home runs and
15 RBI this postseason are both Dodger records for homers
and RBI in a single Postseason.
In Game 3 of the NLCS, Seager became the second player
in Postseason history to collect an RBI in five consecutive
at-bats (last two of Game 2 and first three of Game 3),
joining Carlos Beltran (2004). Last week, it was announced
that Seager was one of seven National League finalists for
the Hank Aaron Award, given to the most outstanding
regular season offensive performer in each league.
POSTSEASON POWER: Justin Turner and Corey Seager each
homered on Saturday night and the Dodgers are now second in the
Majors in postseason homers with 27, trailing the Rays (33). On
Friday, Austin Barnes became the 11th Dodger to homer in the
postseason and with 31 homers at Globe Life Field (including regular
season), the Dodgers have hit more homers at Globe Life Field than
the 2020 Texas Rangers (27). The Dodgers have hit 2+ homers in
seven straight games, which is an MLB postseason record.
GOLDEN CANDIDATES: Cody Bellinger (CF) and Mookie
Betts (RF) were named Rawlings Gold Glove finalists for their
respective positions on Thursday afternoon. Bellinger, who won the
NL Gold Glove in RF last season, played 39 games in center field
and finished second in the NL with six defensive runs saved in CF
and his six outs above average were tied for first in the NL with Trent
Grisham. Betts, who has won four consecutive Gold Gloves in the
AL, is up for his first award in the NL after leading the Majors with
11 defensive runs by a right fielder, which were 10 more than any
other candidate in the NL. He also finished with a Major League best
six outs above replacement by MLB right fielders.
TEXAS SOUTHPAW: Dodger left-hander and three-time Cy
Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will take the ball for his
second start of World Series after firing 6.0 innings of one-run ball
in Game 1. He finished the game scattering two hits and striking out
eight batters to record his second career World Series victory. The
Texas native will make his seventh appearance in the Fall Classic
(sixth start) and he is 2-2 with a 4.68 ERA (17 ER/32.2 IP) and 35
strikeouts. On Tuesday night, Kershaw passed FOX broadcaster
John Smoltz for second on the all-time Postseason strikeout list with
his 200-career strikeout. He is one of two players with 200+
postseason strikeouts, the other Justin Verlander (205).
Kershaw holds Dodger Postseason records in wins (12),
starts (29), innings pitched (183.1) and strikeouts (201).
He currently ranks among the all-time MLB leaders in
many postseason categories, including wins (T-5
th), innings pitched (7th), strikeouts (2
nd), starts (6th). On the season, he went 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA while ranking
among the league leaders (min. 50 IP) in wins (T-4th), ERA
(5th), opponents’ batting average (.194, 5th) and WHIP
(0.84, 2nd).
NO MAN LIKE MOOK: After signing a 12-year contract
extension that will keep him in Dodger blue through 2032 prior to
Opening Day, Mookie Betts made a bid to join Frank Robinson as
the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues. Betts ranked
among the NL leaders in hits (64, T-10th), runs (47, 4th), batting
average (.292, 16th), OBP (.366, 17th), SLG (.562, 13th), steals (10,
T-5 th) and homers (16, T-3
rd). Betts went 18-for-41 (.439) with
runners in scoring position, the third best mark in the Majors,
and was at his best late in games, posting a .343 (24-for70)/.370/.643 slashline from the seventh inning and later.
In Game 1 of the World Series, Betts went 2-for-4 with a
homer, two runs scored and two stolen bases and became
the first player in MLB history with two runs, two stolen
bases and a homer in a World Series game. Betts recorded
two stolen bases on Friday night and now has two games
with 2+ steals, which is tied for the most such games in a
single World Series. The last player to accomplish the feat
was Omar Vizquel in the 1997 World Series
Betts, 28, has hit safely in 12 of 16 playoff games this year,
going 18-for-62 (.290) with six doubles, one homer and
seven RBI. 15 of his 38 playoff hits have gone for extrabases (13 doubles, two homers). The Dodgers are 11-1 in
the postseason when he records at least one hit.

Regular Season All-Time vs. Rays: LA leads series, 10-7
2019: Teams Split Series, 2-2 (1-1 at Dodger Stadium)
2020 Postseason: Los Angeles leads, 2-1
Oct. 20 vs. TB at Globe Life Field: W, 8-3 W: Kershaw L: Glasnow
Oct. 21 vs. TB at Globe Life Field: L, 4-6 W: Anderson L: Gonsolin S: Castillo
Oct. 23 vs. TB at Globe Life Field: W, 6-2 W: Buehler L: Morton
Oct. 24 vs. TB at Globe Life Field: L, 7-8 W: Curtiss L: Jansen
WHERE THERE’S A WILL: Dodger catcher Will Smith had a
game for the ages in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. San Diego, going 5-
for-6 with two doubles and three RBI. Smith became the first Dodger
to collect five hits in a playoff game and was also the youngest player
and first catcher in Postseason history with a five-hit contest (25
years, 194 days). In 14 games this Postseason, Smith is hitting .210
(13-for-62) with two homers, three doubles, 13 RBI and seven runs.
OCTOBER RED: Dodger third baseman Justin Turner went 4-
for-5 with a double and a homer and extended his postseason on-base
streak to 12 games on Saturday night. During his on-base streak, he
is batting .340 (16-for-47) with six doubles, three homers and four
RBI, while reaching base 23 of his 54 plate appearances. The
infielder clubbed his 12 th postseason homer last night and now
accounts for the Dodger postseason record in hits (79), homers (12),
doubles (19), RBI (41) and total bases (136). In 70 career postseason
games (all with L.A.), Turner has hit .303 (79-for-261) with 12
homers, 19 doubles and an .922 OPS.
The infielder ended the season having reached base safely
in 31 consecutive games with a plate appearance, doing so
from Aug. 4-Sept. 27, the longest on-base streak of his
career (previous high: 28, 2011). It marked the second
longest streak in the Majors this year behind only Freddie
Freeman’s 33-game on-base streak from Aug. 11-Sept. 18. Among players with 150 or more AB, Turner ranked
among the NL leaders in average (.307, 13th) and OBP
(.400, T-9th). He reached 1,000 career hits with a second-inning double on August 11 against the Padres.
Turner was the Dodgers’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente
Award for the third time in four years (also: 2017, ’18) and
won his third-career Roy Campanella Award as the most
inspirational Dodger.
EIGHT’S NOT ENOUGH: The Dodgers went 43-17 in the 60-
game season to win their record eighth straight NL West title with
the best record in the Majors. The club’s .717 winning percentage
was the best in franchise history and marked the seventh time in club
history that the Dodgers posted the Majors’ best mark (last: 2017).
The Dodgers won a division title for the eighth straight year,
something only two other franchises have accomplished:
MLB All-Time – Most Consecutive Division Titles
Braves, 1991-2005 14
Yankees, 1998-2006 9
Dodgers, 2013-2020 8 (active streak)
Source: Stats, LLC
The Dodgers reached the World Series in each of their six
previous seasons with the best record in the Majors:
Dodgers Finishing w/MLB’s Best Record, All-time
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers (tied) 97-57 (.630) Lost WS (4-1 NYY)
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers 96-57 (.627) Lost WS (4-3 NYY)
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers 105-49 (.682) Lost WS (4-2 NYY)
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 98-55 (.641) Won WS (4-3 vs NYY)
1974 Los Angeles Dodgers 102-60 (.630) Lost WS (4-1 Oak)
2017 Los Angeles Dodgers 104-58 (.642) Lost WS (4-3 Hou)
2020 Los Angeles Dodgers 43-17 (.717) ???
THE LONG BALL: Los Angeles led the Majors with 118 home
runs in 60 games, an average of 1.97 per game. The 1.97 homers per
game represent the top mark in MLB history, topping the 2019
Minnesota Twins (1.90). The Dodgers’ previous high came last year
when the club averaged 1.72 home runs per game.
The Dodgers blasted 57 home runs in 28 August games,
setting a National League record for most home runs in a
calendar month. The mark was previously held by the
Atlanta Braves, who hit 56 in June 2019.
AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts tied for the team lead and for
third in the National League with 16 homers. Los Angeles
homered in 49 of its 60 games and went 39-10 when hitting
at least one homer. The Dodgers were 28-8 when hitting
two or more home runs in a game.
The Dodgers had five players reach double digit home runs
in the 60-game season, with Pollock, Betts, Corey Seager
(15, T-9
th NL), Cody Bellinger (12, T-18th NL) and Max
Muncy (12, T-18th NL) turning the trick. The five players
with 10+ home runs tied for the MLB lead with the Braves,
White Sox and Phillies.
I’M ABOUT TO RUN: The Dodgers led the Majors with a +136
run differential, 52 better than the next best team (Padres +84). Even
with the shortened 60-game season, the 2020 Dodgers’ +136 run
differential represents the ninth best mark in Los Angeles history.
Los Angeles led MLB with 349 runs scored, and ranked
second with 213 runs allowed (Indians, 1st, 209).
The Dodgers’ 5.82 runs per game were the most
in franchise history and ranked as the third most in NL
history behind only the 1996 & 2000 Colorado Rockies.
Los Angeles was not shut out all season, the only team in
the Majors to avoid that distinction. The Dodgers scored
five or more runs in 39 of their 60 games, posting a 36-3
record in those contests. The Dodgers scored 122 runs in
the seventh inning or later, the second most in the Majors
(Padres, 124), which helped L.A. register 19 comeback
wins. The club outscored the opposition 122-66 from the
seventh inning on.
SERIES BUSINESS: The Dodgers lost just one series all year – at
home vs. Colorado Sept. 4-6 – and finished the season with a 15-1-4
series record, including six series sweeps. Los Angeles opened the
season by going unbeaten its first 13 series, which is the fifth best
season-opening run in the divisional era (since 1969). The 1977
Dodgers hold the club mark with 14.
Los Angeles went unbeaten in its 10 road series, posting a
9-0-1 series record.
The Dodgers won the season series against every club they
played this year. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the
Dodgers became just the 4th team in the World Series era
(since 1903) to win at least 60% of their decisions against
every team they faced in a season and the first to do so in
101 years.
START ME UP: The Dodgers led the Majors in team ERA
(3.02), opponents’ batting average (.213) and WHIP (1.06), and
allowed just 1.10 home runs per 9.0 innings – the best mark in the
National League and second best in the Majors behind the Twins
(1.09). The Dodgers walked just 2.42 per 9.0 innings (1st, MLB) and
posted the best strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.96) in the NL.
Los Angeles starters led the NL with a 3.29 combined ERA
(101 ER/276.1 IP), limited opponents to a .219 batting
average (2nd, MLB) and posted an MLB-best 1.07 WHIP.
Clayton Kershaw led the Dodgers in wins (6), innings
(58.1) and strikeouts (62) in his 13th MLB season, going 6-
2 with a 2.16 ERA in 10 starts. Kershaw ranked among the
NL leaders (min. 55 IP) in wins (T-4
th), ERA (5th),
opponents’ batting average (.194, 5th) and WHIP (0.84, 2nd).
On Sept. 3, Kershaw reached 2,500 strikeouts by fanning
Arizona’s Nick Ahmed, becoming the third-youngest
pitcher in MLB history to reach the mark at 32 years, 168
days, behind only Nolan Ryan (31 years, 101 days) and
Walter Johnson (31 years, 197 days). He ended the season
ranked 36th on the all-time strikeout list, nine behind
Bartolo Colon.
Among rookies with 40.0 or more innings
pitched, Tony Gonsolin (2.31) and Dustin May (2.57)
ranked first and second, respectively, in ERA.
In nine games (eight starts), Gonsolin limited opponents to
a .189 batting average, allowed just two home runs, walked
seven, struck out 46 in 46.2 innings and posted a 0.84
WHIP – the fourth best mark in the Majors among pitchers
with 40.0 or more innings.
May became the first Dodger rookie to start on Opening
Day since Fernando Valenzuela replaced an injured Jerry
Reuss in 1981 and allowed just one run in 4.1 innings in a
no-decision on July 23 against the Giants. In 12 games (10
starts), he went 3-1 and ranked among the NL leaders (min.
50.0 IP) in ERA (2.57, 8th), opponents’ batting
average (.220, T-13th) and WHIP (1.09, T-12th).
THE DOCTOR IS IN: Dave Roberts made it a perfect 5-for-5,
becoming the first manager in MLB history to lead his team to a
division title in each of his first five full seasons. Under Roberts, the
Dodgers have posted a Major League best 436-273 (.615) record
since 2016.Over the course of the unusual 60-game season, Roberts
used an amazing 56 different lineups in piloting the team to a .717
winning percentage.
BIG BOSS MAN: Dodger President of Baseball Operations
Andrew Friedman assembled his sixth division-winning club in as
many seasons after joining the Dodgers in the Fall of 2014. This year,
Friedman pulled off his biggest moves before the club played a
game, acquiring Mookie Betts in a three-way deal with the Red Sox
and Twins and then signing Betts to a 12-year contract on the eve of
the 60-game restart. Since taking over the top spot in baseball
operations, Freidman’s Dodger teams have gone 528-343 (.606)
while setting the record for most wins in Los Angeles Dodger history
in 2019 (106, franchise record) and the highest winning percentage
in club history (.717, 2020).
Game 1 & 5 Starter – LHP Clayton Kershaw: 3-1, 2.88 ERA in 4 GS
2020 Postseason:
Faced Tampa Bay for just the third time in his career as he started Game 1 of the World
Series…fired 6.0 frames of one-run ball, striking out eight and walking just one as he recorded
his third win of the postseason…passed John Smoltz for second on the all-time postseason
strikeout list and also became just the second pitcher in Major League history to earn 200+
strikeouts, just behind Justin Verlander (205)…also became the seventh pitcher in Dodgers
history with a 10-strikeouts World Series appearance
Pitched in Game 4 of the NLCS vs. the Braves, tossing 5.0 innings and giving up four earned
runs on seven hits…struck out four and walked one on 87 pitches as he recorded his 12th career
loss in the postseason
Earned his 11th career postseason victory in Game 2 of the Division Series against the Padres, hurling 6.0 innings and giving up three earned runs on six hits…struck out six without
issuing a walk on 87 pitches…gave up back-to-back single home runs to Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer
Fired 8.0 scoreless innings against the Brewers in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series, clinching the win to advance the Dodgers to the Division Series against the Padres…struck out a
postseason career-high 13 batters, issuing just one walk and giving up three hits on 93 pitches
2020 Regular Season:
Led the Dodgers’ pitching staff with six wins, innings (58.1) and strikeouts (62)…ranked among the NL leaders (min. 55 IP) in wins (6, T-4
th), ERA (2.16, 5th), opponents’ batting
average (.194, 5th) and WHIP (0.84, 2nd)
Recorded six quality starts over ten tries, which led the team…six of those outings were 6.0 innings or more, resulting in a 5-1 mark
In ten starts this season, he posted a 6-2 record with a 2.16 ERA (14 ER/58.1 IP), striking out 62 batters and posting a 0.84 WHIP…refrained from throwing a wild pitch all season
Five of his six wins came away from Dodger Stadium (8/2 at ARI, 8/14 at LAA, 8/20 at SEA, 8/27 at SF, 9/19 at COL)…in those five wins, the lefty limited the opposition to a
.163/.189/.275 slashline and struck out 45 of the 159 batters he faced
Earned a 9.57 strikeout-per-nine mark, tossing 62 strikeouts and walking just eight over 211 opponent at-bats
Held hitters to a .194 average, including a .199 mark against right-handed hitters… limited hitters to a .121 average with runners in scoring position
With his 11 strikeouts against Seattle on August 20, the southpaw passed Don Drysdale on the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout list, moving him into second place behind Don Sutton
who leads with 2,696 punchouts…Kershaw’s 2,526 career punchouts places him 36th on the all-time strikeouts list (next: Bartolo Colon, 2,535)
Was slated to make his ninth-career Opening Day start, yet he started the campaign on the Injured List after coming up with a stiff back after working out two days before Opening
Career vs. Tampa Bay:
Pitched in Game 1 of the World Series against Tampa Bay, allowing just one earned run on two hits over 6.0 innings while striking out eight and walking just one…recording his
third career win against the franchise
Has faced the Rays three times in his career, once in 2013 and again in 2019 in addition to this postseason, throwing for a combined 3-0 record with a 1.79 ERA (4 ER/20.1
IP)…struck out 24 batters and walked just four…recorded eight strikeouts in each outing
Career Postseason:
Holds a 3-1 record in the 2020 postseason, producing a 2.88 ERA (8 ER/25.0 IP) paired with a 0.84 WHIP…has struck out 31 batters while issuing just three walks
In 36 career postseason games (29 starts), he has gone 12-12 with one save and has posted a 4.22 ERA (86 ER/183.1 IP)…has limited the opposition to a .220 average, while striking
out 201 batters against 48 walks…became the second pitcher in Major League history to record 200+ postseason strikeouts, joining Justin Verlander (205), he also passed John
Smoltz on the all-time postseason strikeout list, moving into second place
In six World Series appearances (five starts), occurring in 2017 against Houston, 2018 against Boston, and now 202 vs. the Rays, the southpaw is a combined 2-2 with a 4.68 ERA
(17 ER/32.2 IP), giving up 25 hits with six home runs while striking out 35 batters and walking nine…held the opposition to a .210 average (25-for-119) and owns a 1.04 WHIP
The southpaw earned his first Wild Card win versus the Brewers on Oct. 1, tossing 8.0 scoreless innings, matching his career-high (10/5/18 vs. ATL) while striking out 13 and issuing just one walk on three hits…was his tenth postseason victory His 11 career postseason victories are the most by a Dodger pitcher in franchise history…also holds the franchise lead in in postseason starts (28), innings pitched (177.1), strikeouts (193), and losses (12) Is one of three Dodgers to record 13+ strikeouts in a playoff game, alongside Sandy Koufax (15, 10/2/1963 vs. NYY) and Carl Erskine (14, 10/2/1953 vs. NYY) Also ranks amongst all-time MLB leaders in a handful of postseason categories: wins (11, T-4th), ERA (5th), WHIP (0.84, 2nd), and opponents’ batting average (.194, 5th)


RH Tyler Glasnow (2-2, 6.08) vs. LH Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.88)
Sunday, October 25, 2020  First Pitch: 8:08 p.m. Location: Globe Life Field TV: FOX  Radio: ESPN Radio, WDAE 95.3 FM, WMGG 96.1 FM (Sp.)
—Last night the Rays won a postseason game in walkoff fashion for the third time in club history, following Game 3 of the 2013
ALDS vs. BOS (José Lobaton homer) and Game 2 of the 2008 ALCS vs.
BOS (B.J. Upton sacrifice fly)…Seminole HS product Brett Phillips—who,
as a 2-year-old in 1996, attended the first Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field
with his grandma—delivered a 2-strike, 2-out game-tying single to score
Kevin Kiermaier in his first at-bat since Oct 7…he advanced to second on
an error by CF Chris Taylor, and Randy Arozarena scored the game-winning run on a second error on the play, a missed catch by C Will Smith.
– It was the fifth game in World Series history to end on a walk-off
error, and the first to end with two on the same play…the last team
to win on a walk-off error was the Cardinals in Game 3 of the 2013
World Series vs. BOS on a Will Middlebrooks obstruction call…
it was the first World Series game to end on a fielding error since
the Mets won Game 6 of the 1986 World Series vs. BOS (Bill Buckner error)…the only other World Series walk-off errors: Mets won
Game 4 of the 1969 World Series vs. BAL on an E1 and the Boston
Braves won Game 3 of the 1914 World Series vs. PHI-AL on an E1.
– Last night the Rays became the fifth team in World Series history
to record a walk-off win with the team trailing and the third to do
so when down to their final out…see chart below for play details.
– Last night was the 61st walk-off in World Series history and first
since the Dodgers won Game 3 of the 2018 World Series vs. BOS
(Max Muncy homer)…according to ESPN Stats & Info, the Rays became the first team to win a World Series game they trailed entering the bottom of the 9th inning since the Royals in Game 1 of
the 2015 World Series vs. NYM (trailed 4-3, won 5-4 in 14 innings),
and the first team to win a 9-inning World Series game they trailed
entering the bottom of the 9th inning since the D-backs in Game 7
of the 2001 World Series vs. NYY (Luis Gonzalez walk-off single).
– On a night when Dan Johnson—who hit a game-tying homer with
the Rays down to their final strike in an eventual 8-7, walk-off win
in “Game 162” on Sep 28, 2011—threw the ceremonial first pitch, the
Rays won on a walk-off, 8-7, after being down to their final strike.
– The Rays have four comeback wins this postseason after an AL-most 20 come-from-behind wins during the regular season.
BY THE NUMBERS—This is the 47th time in World Series history the Fall
Classic has been tied 2-2, including the third time in the last four seasons
(2019, 2017) and fifth time in the last 10 seasons…of the previous 46 times
a World Series has been 2-2, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to win it
all 30 times (65.2 pct.) but only six times in the last 14 occasions…the Game
5 winner of any best-of-seven series (not just the World Series) tied 2-2
has gone on to win the series 43 of 62 times (69.4 pct.)…this is the fourth
time in franchise history that the Rays have been tied 2-2 in a postseason
series but the previous three were all best-of-five: 2020 Division Series
vs. NYY, 2019 Division Series vs. HOU and 2010 Division Series vs. TEX.
– According to ESPN Stats & Info, last night was the 14th game in
World Series history to feature at least three lead changes but the
first with three in the 6th inning (or later)…the first lead change of
the entire series came in the bottom of the 6th, then the Dodgers
went ahead in the top of the 7th before the Rays won it in the 9th.
– According to the Elias Sports Bureau, last night was the first game
in postseason history with runs scored in eight consecutive half innings…the previous high was six straight half-innings in Game 3 of the 1947 World Series, a 9-8 Dodgers win over the Yankees.
– Kevin Cash used 21 players in last night’s game, tying the 1961 Reds
and 1947 Yankees for the most in a 9-inning World Series game.
– Last night the Rays became the first team to win a 9-inning World
Series game when allowing 15+ hits since the Brewers yielded
15 hits in a 6-4 win in Game 5 of the 1982 World Series vs. STL.
POWER BALL—In Game 4, the Rays hit 4 HR to tie the franchise record
for a postseason game (5th time), and it was the first time they did that in
a World Series game…their first 6 runs in last night’s game came on homers; their last 2 runs were a result of a broken-bat single, walk, line drive
single and two Dodgers errors…the Rays have hit 4 HR in four of their last
24 postseason games after doing that once in the club’s first 30 postseason
games…according to Stats LLC, the Rays became the first team in major league
history to homer in four consecutive innings of a single postseason game.
– The Rays have hit 33 HR this postseason, the most in a single
postseason in major league history (see chart)…the Rays have hit
multiple homers in 11 of their 18 postseason games…the Rays have
increased their HR/G from 1.33 in the regular season to 1.83 in the
postseason, but their R/G has dropped from 4.82 to 4.22…68.4 pct.
(52 of 76) of the Rays runs this postseason have come on home
runs, compared to 41.5 pct. (120 of 289) in the regular season.
THE GREAT RANDINO—In Game 4, Randy Arozarena singled in the 1st inning, homered in the 4th, singled in the 6th and walked and scored the game-winning run in the 9th…the homer was his ninth of the postseason, setting a major league record for a single postseason and tying Evan Longoria
for the most in Rays postseason history all-time…all 16 HR with the Rays have
come since Sep 2, the most in a season (reg+post) in major league history for a
player who had none prior to September…according to ESPN Stats & Info,
his 8.11 AB/HR ratio in his postseason career is the best all-time (min. 70 AB)
ahead of Babe Ruth (8.60)…last night was his fifth 3-hit game of the postseason, passing HOU Jose Altuve in 2017, STL Albert Pujols in 2004, SEA Edgar Martinez in 1995 and SEA Jay Buhner
in 1995 for the most in a single postseason…strangely, while Arozarena is batting .377 (26-for-69) this postseason, he is hitless in 6 AB with RISP.
HOW NOW BROWN LOWE—In Game 4, Brandon Lowe hit a go-ahead, 3-run
homer in the 6th—the first in Rays World Series history with 2 runners
(or more) on base…he has 3 HR this series, tied with SF Jeff Kent in 2002
and LAD Davey Lopes in 1978 for the 2nd-most as a second baseman
(while playing the position) in a single World Series behind PHI Chase
Utley (5) in 2009…he has 3 HR in his last 13 AB, after 1 HR in his first 56
AB of the postseason…his 6 RBI this series have all come on homers (solo,
2-run, 3-run)…his 6 RBI are tied with HOU Jose Altuve in 2017 for the
most in a single World Series by a second baseman in the last 11 years.
THE OUTLAW—With his 7th-inning homer in Game 4, Kevin Kiermaier
became the sixth player all-time to hit a game-tying homer in the World
Series out of the No. 9 spot in the batting order, first since MIN Chili Davis
in Game 3 of the 1991 Fall Classic at ATL…Rays No. 9 hitters have 5 HR
this postseason, breaking a tie with the 2018 Red Sox, 2016 Cubs, 2014
Royals and 2002 Angels for most in a single postseason in ML history.
LEFTOVERS—Combining regular season and postseason, 43 of the club’s
78 games (55.1 pct.) have been decided by 2 runs (or fewer)…the Rays are
31-12 (.721) in them, going 8-2 in the postseason after a major-league-best
23-10 (.697) in the regular season…the Rays are 17-7 (.708) in 1-run games:
3-2 this postseason after a majors-best 14-5 (.737) in the regular season.
– The Rays have played six consecutive errorless games and have
made only 1 error in their last 12 games…the Rays have a .994 fielding pct. in the postseason, totaling 4 errors in their 18 games.
– Sixteen of the 25 runs allowed by the Rays in the World Series have
come with 2 outs, including nine with both 2 outs and 2 strikes.
– The Rays have allowed 30 HR, most all-time for a single postseason…the Rays have allowed multiple homers in seven of their last 9
games and at least 1 HR in 16 of their last 17 games…the Rays have
allowed six 1st-inning homers, tied for 2nd-most in a postseason.
– Reg+post, the Rays are 32-7 when scoring first, 40-8 when scoring
4+ runs and 38-1, 34-0, 41-0 when leading after 6/7/8 innings.

Alexander: Dodgers emphasized doing ‘something special’ — Press Enterprise

How do you handle it, emotionally, when your season – and all those expectations you’ve faced from day one  – are on the line? “We’re still pretty confident in our team,” Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler said Friday afternoon. “And, you know, obviously being (down) 3-1, there’s going to have to be something kind of special…

Alexander: Dodgers emphasized doing ‘something special’ — Press Enterprise

COLUMBUS 3, TORONTO 0 GAME 5: What the Leafs said.


Q. (Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun): Sheldon, the reasoning behind your lineup changes tonight and do you feel you got everything from your lineup over the course of this series? 

SHELDON KEEFE: I suspect you’re just asking about Johnsson coming in. That was an easy one for me simply because he felt ready and obviously with what’s stake here today, we wanted to have him a part of it. He’s an important player for us and he’s worked really hard to be ready to play. If he didn’t play today he likely would have played had we won and played game one of the next series so we figured we would use him today. In terms of what we got from our group, I think we had good performances from some people and we had a group of others that I didn’t think performed at their best. That’s pretty typical, it’s pretty rare you’d have everybody going. I thought we had enough out of the people that were important, obviously with the exception of the puck going over the line.

Q. (Chris Johnston, Sportsnet): Can you take us through your rationale or what you were you thinking as you kept Matthews, Marner and Tavares together a lot of the game and just balancing wanting to have it all on one line or balancing the lineup? Those kind of decisions?

SHELDON KEEFE: Well, we’ve found it difficult through this series to generate offence and get chances and I thought that our best opportunity to do so would be to have those guys playing together. Also that I liked Will in the middle when we made the change in game four and the fact that really, in games three and four in particular, our second line was getting outplayed pretty badly. All those things combined, I wanted to go with that today. Made the change to go back in the third period to it just to try see if we could tax their defence a little bit more and have some benefit there, but that didn’t seem to work either, so we went back to it.

Q. (Justin Cuthbert, Yahoo Sports): We’ve heard a lot from the players that they knew what to expect from Columbus in this series. After these losses and the reasons why, they’ve pointed out that they knew what Columbus was good at. Over the five game sample, I’m wondering what from Columbus did surprise you in this series? 

SHELDON KEEFE: I would say that probably, and it’s not necessarily in this series, as we really broke down the video in preparing for the series and then watching them in the exhibition game, for myself that was the first time seeing them live, I had never coached against them. The biggest surprise for me I guess would just be their skill level throughout their lineup. There’s a lot of focus on their defence, Jones and Werenski, but they’ve got a really high skill level at forward. Obviously, Dubois is the game breaker for them, but a real high skill level and it doesn’t necessarily show up on the scoresheet for them all the time, but they’re really good in possession. They hold onto the puck, they can make a play, they put it to good spots, they play with good intelligence. Their forwards are really, really good in those areas of the game. And then obviously just seeing first-hand the fact that Werenski and Jones are as good a D pair as there is in the NHL.

Q. (Kevin McGran, Toronto Star): I know this isn’t really your department, more Kyle’s, but how close an eye will you be keeping on the Draft Lottery Phase 2 tomorrow night where you guys have as good a chance as anybody to landing that pick and, with that, perhaps change your mood right now if you got a game-changer like that? 

SHELDON KEEFE: I’m obviously not focused on it one bit, but it’s the next thing on the calendar for us so I’ll be paying attention to it, but I’ll be thinking about this one for quite a while.

Q. (Mark Masters, TSN): Obviously it’s raw right now, but what do you think this young core can take from this experience in this series? What do you want them to learn from it? 

SHELDON KEEFE: Yeah, Mark, it is raw. I think that for any type of question like that I’m sure there’s going to be ample time for me to answer that and probably give you a better answer. A more in-depth and insightful one. Right now, obviously I’m focused on tonight’s game and the disappointment of not getting this done and the series. Happy to answer any questions on that but anything beyond I think we’ll hold that for the next time I see you guys.

Q. (Jonas Siegel, The Athletic): What do you want your group to take from a season like this? Lessons moving forward. 

SHELDON KEEFE: Same thing, Jonas. I’m sure there’s going to be ample time and I’ll answer every question everybody has. I know this whole experience has been difficult on everybody, but the media in particular with being able to get their questions answered and stuff. I’ll make sure that the next time we’re together I can answer all of those questions for where we go from here. Right now, obviously, my focus is on our disappointment of not being able to get this done and hats off to Columbus for the effort they put forth in this series. It’s a good team that doesn’t give you much, they stay absolutely fully committed into what they are as a group. 

If I reflect on the series for myself, I think there was lots of positives in the series, there was lots of things that we would like to have done better, lots of things I would have liked to have done better. We really challenged our team coming into this to be better defensively, give ourselves a chance and not beat ourselves. I think when I look at two of our three losses, here tonight and in game one, I think we did a really good job of that and playing a patient game, not beating ourselves, not giving up much. The different in games one and five, obviously are three what I would call somewhat lucky goals and we didn’t get quite the same level of luck around the net. Columbus defended extremely well and didn’t give us a great deal, but we had enough chances to score more goals than we did with the two shutouts that we had. A little more luck and it might have been a different result. I’m not sure where it’s going to finish up, but we ended up shooting at about two percent at 5-on-5. For a team like ours to score on two percent of its chances, I think everybody coming into the series would say it’s pretty unlikely. That’s the way that it went.

Q. (Vipal Monga, Wall Street Journal): What sort of a coaching challenge was the five-game format after such a long layoff? 

SHELDON KEEFE: I’m not sure the five-game format necessarily was the greatest challenge. Five or seven, obviously every game becomes more important and a little more urgency. Once you lose game one, you’re on alert that much quicker than you would be in a game during a seven game series. But I think the greatest challenge, of course, is just being off for so long and then coming together and having a two week training camp and then pretty much getting right into it. You can only focus on so many things in trying to get your game up to speed in so many areas. You’re not as prepared as you’d like to be over the course of an 82 game season. That said, I was grateful to have a chance to have a training camp with our team and I thought in the areas we wanted to get better in, in terms of our defence and our patience and our commitment away from the puck, we saw some really positive signs there. Obviously, not good enough. 


Q. (Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun): For John, what happened to the offence tonight and in this series in general? 

JOHN TAVARES: We know we’re playing a good, structured defensive team. Obviously, two goalies that had really good seasons. We knew it would be a challenge and obviously we have to find a way to break through. We had some good chances, some unfortunate breaks on a couple of chances and they do a good job really clearing the front of the net on second and third opportunities. We weren’t able to find some of those seconds today. I thought we generated good looks at times they pushed back well and they’ve got some quick forwards that can counter. They block a ton of shots but it’s obviously on us to find a way to break through that and come up with the results that we need. 

Q. (Kevin McGran, Toronto Star): Morgan, can you sum up how disappointed you feel and is there any comparison to last year in Boston, that sort of thing? What’s going through your mind in these moments? 

MORGAN RIELLY: It’s hard to put it all into words. It might take some time to digest a little bit, but it’s definitely a bad feeling, bad taste. Comparing to a loss in Boston, this one is different, for sure, for obvious reasons. Whether that makes it worse or easier to deal with, I don’t know, but right now it certainly feels like it’s harder to live with. I can’t really put all my emotions into words, I don’t have the vocabulary to do that. 

Q. (Chris Johnston, Sportsnet): For John, I’m wondering on your chance in particular, the one that hit the post, how that developed in your eyes and what are you trying to do there? 

JOHN TAVARES: Morgan made a great play, Mitch did a good job breaking into the middle, causing some confusion and I just tried to get it off quick, seeing Korpisalo was really sold on Mo shooting at him. He made a great pass, I saw Seth Jones right in front and obviously he’s a big dude, he’s got big feet. I just tried to keep it along the ice, along the short side. My hand slipped just a tad, got it maybe a little bit more on the heel than I wanted to but, in saying that, obviously a great opportunity that I want to finish. Still got good wood on it and unfortunately maybe it was half an inch, quarter of an inch too much to the right and it didn’t hit the post and go in or even just sneak in the right side.

Q. (Mark Masters, TSN): Morgan, wanted to get your perspective on why it was so tough to generate offence against the Jackets in this series? 

MORGAN RIELLY: John just talked about it. Pretty much what he said. It’s the style they play, they’re very defensive and they’re great at it. Their goalies played well, their D did a good job of clogging up the middle. 

Q. (Jonas Siegel, The Athletic): Morgan, what do you think you can take from a season like this given how strange and long and unusual it was?

MORGAN RIELLY: I think it just prepares you for the future. Obviously, we experienced things that we hadn’t before and some good, some bad. Very unusual if you look at the playoff format. I think it’s just experience that we can take with us. Obviously it’s not the end result that we were looking for but I think that we all had an opportunity to learn a lot about ourselves during the break and be able to reflect. It’s just an experience we’re going to have to take with us and learn from. Hopefully in the future we can draw from it at some point.

Q. (Dan Rosen, John, I’m thinking about some of your opportunities. Chris asked you about the one that hit the post, but you had a few others point blank. You look back on those, does it even surprise you a little bit that one or two didn’t get in the back of the net considering those chances and how grade-A they were? 

JOHN TAVARES: Yeah, obviously I want to put them in. You do the best that you can. A couple of them, the one off the post, obviously, like I said, it’s less than an inch probably and it’s in. Just got to find a way to put that in. Had some good looks, goalie played well, but you’ve got to find a way to get through it and get the results you need. 


Q. (Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun): Auston, can you sum up what you’re feeling right now with the disappointment of going home a lot earlier than you guys expected to?

AUSTON MATTHEWS: I don’t know what to really say to that question, honestly. It’s obviously very disappointing, lots of mixed emotions going through all our heads right now, but obviously very frustrating. 

Q. (Kevin McGran, Toronto Star): Mitch, I’m not saying this had anything to do with the outcome, but I’m really curious when you look back how did it feel really to play without any fans? Did it affect the intensity level at all or joy or anything along those lines? 

MITCH MARNER: No. Honestly, I didn’t think I really noticed it or our team noticed when we were playing. 

Q. (Mark Masters, TSN): Mitch, what made it so hard to generate offence 5-on-5 in the series against the Jackets? 

MITCH MARNER: We talked about it from day one, they were doing really well holding the middle. We knew when they get their leads they lock down the neutral zone. I thought we had some chances that just didn’t go in. 

Q. (Jonas Siegel, The Athletic): What do you think you can learn as a group from a season like this? 

AUSTON MATTHEWS: I don’t think anybody’s really played through a season quite like everybody went through with the pause and everything. I think there was a lot of ups and downs and obviously this is more of a frustrating way to end it. I thought at times in the season we showed a lot really good things, a lot of resilience from our group. Tonight obviously it’s a game of inches out there. Like Mitch said, we had some chances, puck didn’t go in the net and it’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s very disappointing.

Q. (Dan Rosen, Auston, admittedly I would understand if this is hard to think about at this time, but when you get into these games that are you win, you move on, you lose, you’re eliminated game sevens or game five in this case, is there any common theme that runs through your team of why it’s just that one little extra step is harder to overcome at this point? 

AUSTON MATTHEWS: I don’t really have an answer for that question, to be honest.

BLUE JACKETS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 0 GAME 5: Postgame notes.





GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


  • Frederik Andersen stopped 19 of the 21 shots he faced in the loss.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

COLUMBUS7 (6)8 (8)7 (6)22 (20)
TORONTO6 (6)13 (11)14 (10)33 (27)

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

COLUMBUS16 (14)18 (17)11 (9)45 (40)
TORONTO14 (14)19 (17)24 (20)57 (51)


  • The Maple Leafs went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Kyle Clifford, Pierre Engvall and Jason Spezza did not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Auston Matthews was 3-for-5 (60%) on offensive zone faceoffs and 3-for-4 (75%) on defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 31 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 62.0 percent (31 for, 19 against). 


Shot Attempt(Matthews, Tavares)
Faceoff Wins9 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage67% (Kerfoot – 4 won, 2 lost; Hyman – 2 won, 1 lost)
Blocked Shots(Rielly)
TOI28:29 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI1:46 (Marner, Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI2:43 (Holl, Marincin)
Shifts31 (Holl)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage70.6% (Marner – 24 for, 10 against)

Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.