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Dodgers take a 2-1 Lead in the 2020 World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays

By Brian Perez

The Dodgers and Rays went back at it in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night in Texas. Los Angeles and Tampa Bay were playing for the lead as both teams were knotted up at 1 game apiece in the series coming into Game 3.

There might not be a better big-game pitcher than Walker Buehler in all of baseball right now. He did it again in Game 3 of the World Series, tossing 6 innings and allowing just 1 run to come across.

Buehler kept the Dodgers in from the start, striking out 10 Rays batters and issuing just 1 walk. In short, he was dominant.

After Walker Buehler, the Dodgers bullpen came in to get things done. Blake Treinen threw a perfect 7th inning and Brusdar Graterol followed that up with a perfect inning of his own.

Kenley Jansen came in to lock it down in the 9th making his first appearance since last Saturday against the Braves. Jansen struck out Austin Meadows, induced a fly ball from Lowe, and gave up a home run to Randy Arozarena.

He then got Ji-Man Choi to lineout to the left-field to secure the Dodgers win at 6-2.

The Dodgers shortstop is on another level this October. After missing the 2018 World Series following Tommy John surgery, and playing at a reduced level in the 2017 series with that elbow barking, Corey Seager has made a statement this postseason with the glove and especially with the bat. In fact, he’s made a record-setting statement with that bat.

The NLCS MVP has been a big force in the lineup behind Mookie Betts nearly all season. He has been fully healthy for the first time since his All-Star season in 2016, and now Seager is taking off in 2020. He finished with the second-most home runs by shortstops in the regular season with 15. Seager also now has the all-time record for home runs hit at Globe Life Field — the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers.

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