Just one win away from the franchise winning their first World Series since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup was being overpowered by Tampa Bay Rays Blake Snell.
Provided an early lead by Randy Arozrena’s solo home run, Snell struck out the side in the first inning. He fanned two more in the second, got Mookie Betts swinging in the third, and again struck out the side in the fourth.
Snell allowed just one hit through five innings and was upholding the Rays’ 1-0 lead. To that point, Betts, Corey Seager and Justin Turner were a combined 0-for-6 with six strikeouts.