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Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe watches his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

Oct. 22, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Rays and Dodgers, tied in Texas. Lowe shook loose from his extended postseason slump with two opposite-field home runs, and Tampa Bay held off Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night to square the World Series at...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Parade of pitchers not a merry-go-round for Dodgers

Oct. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — More was not merrier for Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts went with an opener against the team that invented the concept, sending Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays as the first of seven pitchers -- one shy of the...

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Aaron Loup throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Vaunted bullpen wobbles, hangs on as Rays get even with LA

Oct. 22, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tampa Bay's stable was a little shaky — and still managed to close out Game 2 of the World Series. The Rays had to lean on their bullpen after ace Blake Snell faded, with Diego Castillo getting the save after Aaron Loup retired each of his three batters in Tampa Bay's 6-4...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe celebrates a two-run home run with Willy Adames during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Latest: Lowe hits 2 homers, Rays even World Series

Oct. 21, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Brandon Lowe hit two home runs to break out of an extended postseason slump and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4, tying the World Series at one game apiece. Down 5-0, the Dodgers closed...

A limited number of spectators watch the Los Angeles Dodgers play against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

World Series Notebook: Rays enjoying playing with fans again

Oct. 21, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After winning the Division Series and AL Championship Series in San Diego, the Tampa Bay Rays played before fans in the World Series opener for the first time since spring training. “Playing a playoff game with zero fans in it has got to be one of the weirdest, most bizarre...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates their win against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers defeated the Rays 8-3 to lead the series 1-0 games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

Oct. 21, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers for a World Series game. Los Angeles' 8-3 win received a 5.1 rating and 11 share, and was seen by an average of 9,195,000 viewers on Fox from 8:06 p.m. to 11:41 p.m....

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez hits a RBI-single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Rays add extra LH hitters in lineup against Dodgers rookie

Oct. 21, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Meadows is leading off as the designated hitter for Tampa Bay and first baseman Ji-Man Choi is in the cleanup spot for the Rays in Game 2 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. With rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin on the mound for the Dodgers on Wednesday...

The Los Angeles Dodgers line up during during the national anthem and a fly over before Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century

Oct. 21, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle is married to one of their cousins, and they weren’t going to miss his World Series debut. “It’s so weird,” said Julie Smith, 38, from...

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen and catcher Will Smith celebrate their win against the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Bullpen saved: Dodgers keep Jansen and Co. fresh for Game 2

Oct. 21, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

Winning Game 1 was a sweet way to start the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The cherry on top: all the big arms left on ice. Kenley Jansen, Blake Treinen and Brusdar Graterol should be fresh for Wednesday after watching the Dodgers’ 8-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1. Clayton Kershaw...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw warms up before Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

Oct. 21, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts — the Los Angeles Dodgers stars all shined. Nothing out of the ordinary there, even if the setting was surreal. Baseball's best team during the pandemic-shortened season showed off its many talents in the first World Series game...