ARLINGTON, TX—tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers won the shortest World Series today in Texas under the bumble–and in the process on Tuesday night, ended a three-decade-long franchise curse.
Los Angeles rallied to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, in Arlington, Texas, to end the World Series in six games–to take home to Los Angeles the Commissioner’s Trophy for the first time since 1988.
Tampa Bay led, 1-0, going into the bottom of the sixth behind dominant starting pitcher Blake Snell. After Snell surrendered a one-out single, Rays manager Kevin Cash pulled Snell in hopes that his stable of hard-throwing relief pitchers would protect the lead.
But at the top of the ninth—Dodger pitcher Alex Wood pitched the winning strike against Tampa. Tony Gonsolin, served as an opener for a band of six relievers–three lefties and three righties—in his start las week.