We’ve reached what could be the final day of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, which the Dodgers would very much like. They play the Rays in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, one win away from their first championship since 1988.
It’s the same crew we’ve seen for the entire series, and for 12 of the last 13 Dodgers games. Joe Buck is calling the game for Fox, working his 23rd World Series and 21st consecutive Fall Classic, both records for a national play-by-play broadcaster. John Smoltz is the analyst for the 16th consecutive Dodgers game, dating back to the NLDS, and reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci are part of the broadcast.
The Fox Sports pregame show starts on FS1 at 4 p.m. PT, then moves to Fox at 4:30 p.m., with a scheduled first pitch of 5:08 p.m.
Tony Gonsolin gets the start in Game 6, on five days rest after his abbreviated short-rest outing in Game 2. He was told he would start this game after Game 2.
“I’ve known for a little bit, and have had a lot of time to prepare,” Gonsolin said Monday. “It feels like I’m back on a normal routine like I had all season.”
Blake Snell starts for the Rays, fresh off nine strikeouts in 4⅔ innings on Wednesday.
In the previous 67 times the World Series has been 3-2, the leading team won the series 44 times (65.7%), and closed out in six games 25 times (37.3%).
A team leading 3-2 in a best-of-seven series that wins Game 6 wins the series 100 percent of the time. I just looked that up.