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Dodgers Take Game 6 and Win Their First World Series Since 1988

It’s time to celebrate Los Angeles.



The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays went head-to-head for the final time in the World Series on Tuesday night. Playing in Game 6, LA managed to come back after being completely shut down by Tampa’s pitching. 

Blake Snell Dominates

The Rays’ Blake Snell pitch about as good of a World Series game as you could possibly ask for. With Tampa Bay backed up against a wall, Snell tossed 5.1 innings and allowed just 2 total hits. He struck out 9 and did not allow a walk. The major turning point for the Dodgers came in the 6th inning when Kevin Cash pulled Snell after giving up a single to Austin Barnes.

Tony Gonsolin got the ball to start for the Dodgers, but he could not make it out of the 2nd inning. He allowed a solo homerun to Randy Arozarena in the 1st, and Dave Roberts went to the bullpen after that. 

Dodgers Bullpen Dominates

Tony Gonsolin getting knocked out of the game down a run in the 2nd inning seemingly spelled disaster for the Dodgers. But Dylan Floro bailed him out of the inning and Alex Wood came on to pitch 2 perfect innings behind him. A combination of Pedro Baez, Victor Gonzalez, Brusdar Graterol, and Julio Urias got them through the 8th inning without another run. 

Dodgers Offense Scratches Out Runs

The Dodgers bats were pretty quiet for most of the game, but showed some life when Snell got pulled. Mookie Betts followed and a wild pitch tied up the game at 1. Seager then grounded one to first base and Mookie beat the throw home to beat the tag. Then in the 8th, Mookie went deep to put the cherry on top of this one. 

Julio Closes it Out

The Dodgers stuck with Julio Urias to get them through the 9th after he pitched a perfect inning and a third. Julio completely shut it down and won the World Series Los Angeles. 

Up Next

There is nothing up next! The Dodgers are World Series champions for the first time since 1988. Live it up Dodgers fans. Celebrate responsibly, and let’s do this thing again in 2021. Thank you all for being here with us every step of the way. What a ride it has been. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Congratulation to the Dodgers.

    And thank you to the Rays for taking Snell out of the game in the 6th inning with only 73 pitches, and on a 20 plus strike out pace. Snell pitched as well as anyone has all year long.

  2. Great WS!!! Congratulations. All you guys needed was a fair chance to compete. Adding Mookie didn’t hurt either. Next year let’s play more games before some fans. Great win, Dodgers.

    • Sports are the wwe but still entertaining nonetheless and in baseball you never quite know what’s going to happen

  3. Not sure what I found more satisfying and or experienced a priceless moment, when OUR team finally Won or when Manfried received all those boo’s.
    DODGERS2020!!

  4. The Dodgers are the 2020 World Series Champions because they earned it, period. For those of us who believed in them this postseason, Congratulations! For those who doubted and spent considerable time criticizing their every move, hope the humble pie taste good.

    THE LA DODGERS ARE THE 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!

  5. Game 6 couldn’t have been a more stark condemnation of analytics disciples. The Rays forgot that information exists to helps humans make better more informed decisions. Not to make decisions for you. Everyone will rightly focus on Cash’s atrocious decision to pull Snell, for me Adames taking a called 3rd strike Was just as important. He took a called strike to end his team’s hopes for a WS Championship because analysts told him to look for a certain pitch or a location, and when he didn’t get it he just turned and walked away? Very sad state of affairs In the game of baseball.

  6. So true…but to play devil’s advocate….how do we really know if Snell would be able to keep that pace after the 6th inning. I seriously doubt it, otherwise it wouldn’t have been planned to pull him. It would have been an interesting game nonetheless as the Dodgers bullpen shut them down completely through the 9th. I think the Dodgers would have eventually wore him down and scratched out a couple of runs. So in essence it doesn’t matter that Snell was pulled! GO DODGERS!!!

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