After a remarkable and unexpected finish to Game 4, the Los Angeles Dodgers capitalized on a solid night from Clayton Kershaw and their offense to seize a pivotal Game 5 victory and a 3-2 World Series lead.
Here were the top plays from Game 5.
Dodgers got to Glasnow early
Corey Seager was the NLCS MVP for LA.
If he keeps going like this, and the Dodgers win the World Series, he might very well add World Series MVP to his resume.
Dodgers get on the board early with two-run first inning in Game 5, lead Rays, 2-0
The Los Angeles Dodgers got off to a quick start in Game 5 of the World Series, scoring two runs in the first inning off of Tyler Glasnow. Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger each notched an RBI.
It just rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it? Pederson smoked a solo homer to add to the Dodgers' early lead.
Joc Pederson smokes solo homer to give Dodgers 3-0 lead over Rays in Game 5
Joc Pederson continued his hot hitting in the World Series, this time crushing a solo homer off Tyler Glasnow to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.
Diaz sends one home
This RBI triple for Yandy Diaz put Tampa Bay on the board in the bottom of the third.
Randy Arozarena: Professional hitter
This RBI single in the bottom of the third made history for Randy Arozarena, and drove in another run for Tampa Bay.
Randy Arozarena breaks single-postseason hits record with RBI single, Rays trail Dodgers, 3-2
Randy Arozarena broke the single-postseason hits record, recording his 27th hit of the 2020 playoffs. The hit was an RBI single that cut the Los Angeles Dodgers lead over the Tampa Bay Rays to 3-2 in Game 5 of the World Series.
He simply cannot be stopped.
The Rays' aggression backfires
Tampa Bay's Manuel Margot became the first player since 2002 to attempt to steal home in the World Series.
More importantly, he became the first player since 1991 to get thrown out attempting to steal home in the World Series. Oops.
Manuel Margot thrown out trying to steal home in World Series Game 5
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manuel Margot made a daring attempt to steal home while Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw was in his windup, but was thrown out by inches when Kershaw was successfully able to step off and throw home, keeping the Dodgers up, 3-2.
Crushed to the Max
When you know, you know.
And the Dodgers' Max Muncy undoubtedly knew that this baseball was long gone.
Max Muncy crushes solo homer to give Dodgers 4-2 lead over Rays in Game 5
Max Muncy got a hold of a pitch from Tyler Glasnow and crushed a solo homer that gives the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-2 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the 5th inning of World Series Game 5.
King of the Postseason Strikeout
Clayton Kershaw struck out Kevin Kiermaier to start the fifth inning, equalling his fifth K of the game and 206th in his postseason career, passing Justin Verlander’s record of 205.
Clayton Kershaw breaks all-time postseason record with 206th career playoff strikeout
Clayton Kershaw's fifth strikeout of Game 5 of the World Series, and 206th of his career, broke Justin Verlander's career postseason-record of 205 strikeouts.
He finished the night with 6 Ks, moving his career postseason total to 207. And the Dodgers finished with a Game 5 win.
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