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The Dodgers get a chance to close out the World Series in Game 6

LA leads best-of-seven series, 3-2

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2020 World Series Game 4: Los Angeles Dodgers v. Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Kelly Gavin/MLB Photos via Getty Images

It’s been World Series or bust for the Dodgers for the last few years, and on Tuesday night they have a chance to complete that elusive championship goal in Game 6 against the Rays at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Under manager Dave Roberts, the Dodgers are 37-27 (.578) in the postseason his five years, a 94-win pace during a standard regular season. But unless they get that 38th win they won’t have a piece of metal to show for it.

The Dodgers are the home team for the remainder of the series, whether that’s one or two games. The crowd has been very Dodgers-heavy during the World Series, though they are still technically on a neutral field.

Tuesday is the Dodgers’ 25th day at Globe Life Field, which has become a second home for them, using the same clubhouse and same dugout for all 15 games in the NLDS, NLCS, and so far in the World Series. Nothing has been routine about 2020, but playing in the same park for three weeks straight at least adds so stability to the equation.

The park has suited them well, where they are hitting .264/.362/.485, averaging exactly six runs per game. The Dodgers have hit 28 home runs in 15 games in Arlington this October, including an MLB-record streak of eight straight games with at least two homers heading into Tuesday night.

Tony Gonsolin and Blake Snell will start Game 6 on the mound, but this game may get decided in the middle innings. If we split each game into thirds, innings 4-6 are the most high-scoring for both teams, with more combined runs (29) than the other six frames combined (21).

The middle innings were the highest-scoring in each of the first four games, before the Dodgers’ three early runs proved to be enough to win Game 5.

World Series scoring by inning groups

Game Innings 1-3 Innings 4-6 Innings 7-9
Game Innings 1-3 Innings 4-6 Innings 7-9
1 0-0 8-1 0-2
2 0-1 3-5 1-0
3 3-0 3-1 0-1
4 2-0 2-5 3-3
5 3-2 1-0 0-0
Totals 8-3 17-12 4-6

World Series Game 6 info

  • Time: 5:08 p.m. PT
  • Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • TV: Fox (Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verudcci)
  • Streaming: Fox Sports, fuboTV