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World Series: Rays-Dodgers Game 3 live updates

Austin Barnes and Justin Turner homer and Walker Buehler pitches a gem as Los Angeles wins 6-2.
Tampa Bay Rays players watch play in the ninth inning in Game 3 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 in Arlington, TX. The Rays lost 6-2.
Published Oct. 23, 2020|Updated Oct. 24, 2020

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The Dodgers scored five two-out runs Friday and beat the Rays 6-2 in Game 3 of the World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Los Angeles leads the best-of-seven series, two games to one.

Dodgers starter Walker Buehler allowed just one run on three hits and a walk on 98 pitches over six innings, striking out 10. The Rays went without a hit until Manuel Margot doubled down the leftfield line with one out in the fifth.

Los Angeles' 50 two-out runs this postseason are the most of any team in the wild-card era (since 1999).

With two outs in the first inning, Justin Turner hit a 95 mph fastball from Charlie Morton 397 feet over the leftfield fence.

The Dodgers added two more runs with two out in the third.

After striking out the first two batters in the inning, Morton hit Corey Seager with a pitch. Turner doubled into the leftfield corner, moving Seager to third. Both runners scored on Max Muncy’s single to center.

The Dodgers tacked on two more runs in the fourth.

Cody Bellinger singled to center and moved to third on Joc Pederson’s single down the rightfield line. He scored on Austin Barnes' sacrifice bunt to first baseman Ji-Man Choi. Mookie Betts' single to center drove home Pederson with yet another two-out run.

The Rays finally got on the board in the fifth, thanks to back-to-back doubles from Margot and Willy Adames.

Barnes got the run right back for the Dodgers, homering to left-centerfield off John Curtiss in the sixth — you guessed it, with two outs.

The Rays' Randy Arozarena homered with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to make it 6-2. With eight, Arozarena tied a record for most home runs in a single postseason.

Morton struck out six while allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk on 93 pitches over 4-1/3 innings.

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Ninth inning

Rays leftfielder Randy Arozarena strikes out to end the sixth inning.
Rays leftfielder Randy Arozarena strikes out to end the sixth inning. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Dodgers at bat (Shane McClanahan pitching)

Corey Seager flips a single into leftfield

Justin Turner flies out to centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier

Max Muncy pops out to leftfielder Randy Arozarena

Will Smith flies out to centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier

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Rays at bat (Kenley Jansen pitching)

Austin Meadows strikes out swinging

Brandon Lowe flies out to rightfielder Mookie Betts

Randy Arozarena homers to leftfield. Dodgers 6, Rays 2

Ji-Man Choi lines out to leftfielder Chris Taylor

Dodgers win 6-2

Eighth inning

Rays shortstop Willy Adames attempts to make the tag as Dodgers rightfielder Mookie Betts (50) steals second base in the sixth inning.
Rays shortstop Willy Adames attempts to make the tag as Dodgers rightfielder Mookie Betts (50) steals second base in the sixth inning. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Dodgers at bat (Ryan Thompson pitching)

Enrique Hernandez strikes out swinging

Austin Barnes grounds out to pitcher Ryan Thompson

Mookie Betts grounds out to shortstop Willy Adames

Rays at bat (Brusdar Graterol pitching)

Willy Adames grounds out back to the mound

Kevin Kiermaier flies out to centerfielder Cody Bellinger

Yoshi Tsutsugo pinch-hits for Mike Zunino

Tsutsugo grounds out to second baseman Enrique Hernandez

Dodgers 6, Rays 1 after eight innings

Seventh inning

Rays rightfielder Manuel Margot connects for a double in the fifth inning.
Rays rightfielder Manuel Margot connects for a double in the fifth inning. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Dodgers at bat (Ryan Sherriff pitching)

Max Muncy strikes out swinging

Will Smith draws a walk

Cody Bellinger bounces into a fielder’s choice, Brandon Lowe retiring Smith at second

Chris Taylor pops out to second baseman Brandon Lowe

Rays at bat (Blake Treinen pitching)

Ji-Man Choi grounds out to second baseman Chris Taylor

Manuel Margot strikes out swinging

Joey Wendle strikes out swinging

Dodgers 6, Rays 1 after seven innings

Sixth inning

Rays leftfielder Randy Arozarena breaks for first base as his fly ball is caught by Dodgers centerfielder Cody Bellinger in the fourth inning.
Rays leftfielder Randy Arozarena breaks for first base as his fly ball is caught by Dodgers centerfielder Cody Bellinger in the fourth inning. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Dodgers at bat (John Curtiss pitching)

Chris Taylor strikes out on a foul tip

Joc Pederson pops out to third baseman Joey Wendle

Austin Barnes homers to left-centerfield. Dodgers 6, Rays 1

Mookie Betts singles to rightfield

Betts steals second base

Corey Seager draws a walk

Justin Turner flies out to centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier

Rays at bat (Walker Buehler pitching)

Mike Zunino strikes out swinging

Austin Meadows singles to rightfield

Brandon Lowe strikes out on a foul tip

Randy Arozarena strikes out swinging

Dodgers 6, Rays 1 after six innings

Fifth inning

Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi tags out Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager during the fourth inning.
Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi tags out Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager during the fourth inning. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Dodgers at bat (Charlie Morton pitching)

Justin Turner strikes out swinging

Max Muncy draws a walk

John Curtiss relieves Morton

(John Curtiss pitching)

Will Smith flies out to rightfielder Manuel Margot

Cody Bellinger strikes out on a foul tip

Rays at bat (Walker Buehler pitching)

Ji-Man Choi strikes out swinging

Manuel Margot doubles into the leftfield corner, the Rays' first hit of the night

Joey Wendle strikes out swinging

Willy Adames doubles to leftfield, scoring Margot. Dodgers 5, Rays 1

Kevin Kiermaier grounds out to first baseman Max Muncy

Dodgers 5, Rays 1 after five innings

Fourth inning

Rays leftfielder Randy Arozarena walks from the plate after being called out on strikes by umpire Bill Miller during the first inning.
Rays leftfielder Randy Arozarena walks from the plate after being called out on strikes by umpire Bill Miller during the first inning. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Dodgers at bat (Charlie Morton pitching)

Cody Bellinger singles to centerfield

Chris Taylor strikes out swinging

Joc Pederson singles down the rightfield line, moving Bellinger to third

Austin Barnes drives home Bellinger with a sacrifice bunt. Pederson moves to second. Dodgers 4, Rays 0

Mookie Betts singles to centerfield, scoring Pederson. Dodgers 5, Rays 0

Betts steals second base

Corey Seager grounds out to third baseman Joey Wendle

Rays at bat (Walker Buehler pitching)

Austin Meadows flies out to centerfielder Cody Bellinger

Brandon Lowe strikes out swinging

Randy Arozarena flies out to Bellinger in center

Dodgers 5, Rays 0 after four innings

Third inning

Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton delivers a pitch in the first inning.
Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton delivers a pitch in the first inning. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Dodgers at bat (Charlie Morton pitching)

Austin Barnes called out on strikes

Mookie Betts strikes out swinging

Corey Seager hit by a pitch

Justin Turner doubles into the leftfield corner, moving Seager to third with two out

Max Muncy singles to center, scoring both Seager and Turner. Dodgers 3, Rays 0

Will Smith flies out to centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier

Rays at bat (Walker Buehler pitching)

Willy Adames grounds out to third baseman Justin Turner

Kevin Kiermaier reaches on a walk

Mike Zunino hits into a double play, Justin Turner to Chris Taylor to Max Muncy

Dodgers 3, Rays 0 after three innings

Second inning

The Dodgers' Justin Turner hits home run during the first inning.
The Dodgers' Justin Turner hits home run during the first inning. [ SUE OGROCKI | AP ]

Dodgers at bat (Charlie Morton pitching)

Cody Bellinger flies out to leftfielder Randy Arozarena

Chris Taylor strikes out swinging

Joc Pederson grounds out to second baseman Brandon Lowe

Rays at bat (Walker Buehler pitching)

Ji-Man Choi strikes out looking

Manuel Margot strikes out swinging

Joey Wendle flies out to leftfielder Joc Pederson

Dodgers 1, Rays 0 after two innings

First inning

Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi makes the catch to retire the Dodgers' Mookie Betts during the first inning.
Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi makes the catch to retire the Dodgers' Mookie Betts during the first inning. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Dodgers at bat (Charlie Morton pitching)

Mookie Betts grounds out to shortstop Willy Adames

Corey Seager flies out to leftfielder Randy Arozarena

Justin Turner homers to leftfield. Dodgers 1, Rays 0

Max Muncy singles up the middle of Charlie Morton’s leg

Will Smith strikes out swinging

Rays at bat (Walker Buehler pitching)

Austin Meadows chops out to first baseman Max Muncy

Brandon Lowe is called out on strikes

Randy Arozarena strikes out on a foul tip

Dodgers 1, Rays 0 after one inning

Your pregame scouting report

Globe Life Field is seen during the opening pitch of Game 3.
Globe Life Field is seen during the opening pitch of Game 3. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

So, how do you like the Rays' chances in Game 4?

Yes, they have to get through Game 3 first. But that’s what Charlie Morton is for.

Morton is 5-0 with a 0.70 earned-run average in the postseason since joining the Rays last season. Just six days ago, he helped Tampa Bay into the World Series by pitching five-plus scoreless innings in a Game 7 win over the Astros.

So, he’s got this, right?

Obviously, it’s not that easy. The Dodgers hit the ball as well or better than any team the Rays have seen in the playoffs. They’ve got their own ace on the mound in Walker Buehler. And nobody is infallible.

Still, if you need a pitcher to win a big game for you, there aren’t many better than Morton.

Need more to feel good about?

The Rays’ defense, led by three-time Gold Glove winner Kevin Kiermaier, has been outstanding throughout the postseason.

Second baseman Brandon Lowe couldn’t have picked a better time for his bat to come alive, hitting two home runs in a 6-4 win in Game 2.

And Tampa Bay has been able to shorten games by using its top relievers in high-leverage situations, no matter when they might come along.

There will be another element in play tonight. Namely, the lack of elements. Due to inclement weather in Arlington, Texas, the roof of Globe Life Field will be closed for the first time this postseason. During the regular season, that meant an average of more than three fewer runs scored per game.

Will that play into the Rays' hands?

Follow along, starting at 8:08 p.m., as Morton and his teammates aim to take their first lead of the series.

Pregame scene