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World Series schedule for Rays, postseason history

As the Rays await their National League opponent, a look at their postseason roster pool and the franchise’s history in winner-take-all games:
The Rays hope to be hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy, the reward for winning the World Series.
The Rays hope to be hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy, the reward for winning the World Series. [ JAE C. HONG | AP ]
Published Oct. 18, 2020

Up next: World Series

GAME 1: vs. Braves or Dodgers, 8:09 p.m. Tuesday, Arlington, Texas

World Series schedule

at Arlington, Texas

(TV: All games Fox)

Tuesday: vs. Braves or Dodgers, 8:09

Wednesday: vs. Braves or Dodgers, 8:08

Friday: vs. Braves or Dodgers, 8:08

Saturday: vs. Braves or Dodgers, 8:08

Oct. 25*: vs. Braves or Dodgers, 8:08

Oct. 27*: vs. Braves or Dodgers, 8:08

Oct. 28*: vs. Braves or Dodgers, 8:09

* If necessary

Rays' postseason roster pool

Pitchers (18): LH Jose Alvarado, RH Nick Anderson, RH Diego Castillo, RH John Curtiss, RH Pete Fairbanks, LH Josh Fleming, LH Sean Gilmartin-y, RH Tyler Glasnow, RH Brent Honeywell, LH Aaron Loup, LH Shane McClanahan, RH Charlie Morton, RH Trevor Richards, LH Ryan Sherriff, RH Aaron Slegers, LH Blake Snell, RH Ryan Thompson, LH Ryan Yarbrough

Catchers (4): Ronaldo Hernandez, Michael Perez, Kevan Smith, Mike Zunino

Infielders (9): Willy Adames, Mike Brosseau, Vidal Brujan, Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Diaz, Wander Franco-y, Brandon Lowe, Nate Lowe, Joey Wendle

Outfielders (8): Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot, Austin Meadows, Brian O’Grady, Brett Phillips, Hunter Renfroe, Yoshi Tsutsugo

y-not on 40-man roster

Win or go home

Saturday was the eighth winner-take-all game in Rays history. Here are the first seven:

2008: ALCS Game 7, vs. Red Sox, won 3-1

2010: ALDS Game 5, vs. Rangers, lost 5-1

2013: AL tiebreaker, at Rangers, won 5-2

2013: AL wild card, at Indians, won 4-0

2019: AL wild card, at A’s, won 5-1

2019: ALDS Game 5, at Astros, lost 6-1

2020: ALDS Game 5, vs. Yankees, won 2-1

Rays postseason history

2008

ALDS: Beat White Sox 3-1

ALCS: Beat Red Sox 4-3

World Series: Lost to Phillies 4-1

2010

ALDS: Lost to Rangers 3-2

2011

ALDS: Lost to Rangers 3-1

2013

AL wild card: Beat Indians

ALDS: Lost to Red Sox 3-1

2019

AL wild card: Beat A’s

ALDS: Lost to Astros 3-2

2020

Wild Card Series: Beat Jays 2-0

ALDS: Beat Yankees 3-2

ALCS: Beat Astros 4-3

Historical context

This was the fifth time teams have met in the League Championship Series a season after meeting in the League Division Series The all-American League list:

• 2019 ALDS, Astros over Rays; 2020 ALCS, Rays over Astros

• 2017 ALDS, Astros over Red Sox; 2018 ALCS, Red Sox over Astros

• 2011 ALDS, Tigers over Yankees; 2012 ALCS, Tigers over Yankees

• 1997 ALDS, Indians over Yankees; 1998 ALCS, Yankees over Indians

• 1996 ALDS, Orioles over Indians; 1997 ALCS, Indians over Orioles