Dodgers Won the Shortest World Series, Ends Three Decade Long Franchise Curse

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. 

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