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Rays World Series schedule, information

What’s ahead for Rays, how they got here, postseason history and a look back at the 2008 team.
Pitcher Jose Alvarado holds the ALCS trophy as the Rays celebrate following their Game 7 win over the Astros Saturday in San Diego.
Pitcher Jose Alvarado holds the ALCS trophy as the Rays celebrate following their Game 7 win over the Astros Saturday in San Diego. [ DENIS POROY | Special to the Times ]
Published Oct. 19, 2020

World Series

Today: Workout/media day

Next: Game 1, Tuesday, 8:09 p.m., vs. Dodgers, at Arlington, Texas.

Series schedule

(best-of-seven; all games FOX TV)

Tuesday: Game 1 vs. Dodgers, 8:09

Wednesday: Game 2 vs. Dodgers, 8:08

Thursday: Off

Friday: Game 3 vs. Dodgers, 8:08

Saturday: Game 4 vs. Dodgers, 8:08

Sunday: Game 5* vs. Dodgers, 8:08

Oct. 26: Off

Oct. 27: Game 6* vs. Dodgers, 8:08

Oct. 28: Game 7* vs. Dodgers, 8:09

*If necessary

Rays 39-player postseason pool

The Rays will pick a 28-man active roster from this group by Tuesday morning:

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 Jr., 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. (Note: Oliver Drake was in the pool but was injured, then designated for assignment and elected free agency.)

Rays postseason history


ALDS: Beat White Sox 3-1

ALCS: Beat Red Sox 4-3

World Series: Lost to Phillies 4-1


ALDS: Lost to Rangers 3-2


ALDS: Lost to Rangers 3-1


Wild-card game: Beat Indians

ALDS: Lost to Red Sox 3-1


Wild-card game: Beat A’s

ALDS: Lost to Astros 3-2


Wild Card Series: Beat Jays 2-0

ALDS: Beat Yankees 3-2

ALCS: Beat Astros 4-3

Rays 2008 World Series team

Pitchers: Grant Balfour, Chad Bradford, Matt Garza, J.P. Howell, Edwin Jackson, Scott Kazmir, Trever Miller, David Price, James Shields, Andy Sonnanstine, Dan Wheeler

Catchers: Michel Hernandez, Dioner Navarro

Infielders: Willy Aybar, Jason Bartlett, Akinori Iwamura, Evan Longoria, Carlos Pena, Ben Zobrist

Outfielders: Rocco Baldelli, Carl Crawford, Cliff Floyd, Gabe Gross, Eric Hinske, Fernando Perez, B.J. Upton

Manager: Joe Maddon

Coaches: Brian Anderson, Tim Bogar, Tom Foley, Steve Henderson, George Hendrick, Jim Hickey, Dave Martinez, Bobby Ramos, Don Zimmer

Win or go home

Saturday was the eighth “winner-take-all” game in Rays history. A list:

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 game at Indians Won 4-0

2019 AL Wild Card game at A’s Won 5-1

2019 ALDS Game 5 at Astros Lost 6-1

2020 ALDS Game 5 vs. Yankees Won 2-1

2020 ALCS Game 7 vs. Astros Won 4-2


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