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What you need to know about Tuesday’s Rays-Dodgers World Series game

Who is pitching, where to watch and listen, and what could be ahead for Tampa Bay.
Tyler Glasnow took the loss in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday, ending a streak of 11 straight starts by him that the Rays had won.
Tyler Glasnow took the loss in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday, ending a streak of 11 straight starts by him that the Rays had won. [ DENIS POROY | Special to the Times ]
Published Oct. 20, 2020

World Series, Game 1

TONIGHT: VS. DODGERS

8:09, Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas

TV/radio: Fox; 95.3-FM, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: Sold out

Rays info: 1-888-326-7297

Probable pitchers

RAYS: Tyler Glasnow (5-1, 4.08 regular season; 2-1, 4.66 postseason) took the loss in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series on Wednesday, allowing four runs over six innings, including two home runs, throwing 96 pitches, including 13 at 100 mph. Also got three double-play ground balls, his first since May 2019. Loss ended a streak of 11 straight games in which Rays had won when Glasnow started. He started clinching games in Wild Card and Division Series. Made three relief appearances vs. Dodgers when with Pirates.

DODGERS: LH Clayton Kershaw (6-2, 2.16; 2-1, 3.32) took the loss in Game 4 of NL Championship Series, allowing four runs over five innings after having his start pushed back two days because of back spasms. Won Game 2 in Wild Card Series over Brewers and Division Series over Padres. Three-time Cy Young Award winner’s career 11-12, 4.31 mark in 35 postseason games (28 starts) is a hot topic compared to his 175-75, 2.43 regular-season mark. Is 2-0, 1.88 in two starts vs. Rays, in 2019 and 2013.

Remaining Series schedule

(TV: all games on Fox)

Wednesday, Game 2: 8:08. Rays, LH Blake Snell (4-2, 3.24; 2-2, 3.20); Dodgers, TBA

Thursday: Off

Friday, Game 3: 8:08. Rays, RH Charlie Morton (2-2, 4.74; 3-0, 0.57); Dodgers, RH Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.44; 1-0, 1.89)

Saturday, Game 4: 8:08

Sunday, Game 5*: 8:08

Monday: Off

Oct. 27, Game 6*: 8:08

Oct. 28, Game 7*: 8:09

*If necessary

Rays postseason roster

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, 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: Pitcher Oliver Drake was in pool but was injured, then designated for assignment and elected free agency.

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 Athletics

ALDS: Lost to Astros 3-2

2020

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 Peña, 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

It’s Arozarena’s world

Rays rookie outfielder Randy Arozarena is closing in on two more postseason records:

Most homers in a postseason

Nelson Cruz, Rangers 2011 8

Carlos Beltran, Astros 2004 8

Barry Bonds, Giants, 2002 8

Randy Arozarena, Rays 2020 7

Most hits by a rookie in a postseason

Derek Jeter, Yankees 1996 22

Randy Arozarena, Rays 2020 21

Yuli Gurriel, Astros 2017 21