Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays 10/25/20 MLB World Series Game 5 Picks and Predictions

Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays 10/25/20 MLB World Series Game 5 Picks and Predictions Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays (40-20) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17)

Game Info: Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:08 pm (Globe Life Field)

Clayton Kershaw (6-2) (2.16) vs Tyler Glasnow (5-1) (4.08)

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The Los Angeles Dodgers face the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, October 25th at Globe Life Field for game five of the 2020 World Series. 

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by the final score of 8-7 in game four of the World Series. It took dramatic heroics for the Rays to find the game four victory in walk-off fashion on Saturday night. Down 7-6 with two out and two on in the bottom of the ninth, Brett Phillips hit a single for the Rays. On the hit centerfielder of the Dodgers, Chris Taylor misplayed the ball and threw it to home plate a tad wild. The wild throw was enough for two runners to score and win the game for the Rays in one of the most stunning plays in recent playoff history. The series is now tied at 2-2 as we head to an all-important game five. Both starters that pitched in game one of the series are projected to head back to the mound to pitch in game five. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to bring left-hander Clayton Kershaw to the mound to face Rays in game five. Kershaw went 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA during the regular season with the Dodgers. Kershaw pitched 6.0 innings of one-run ball in game one of this series, as he struck out eight batters as well. Kershaw has not had the most success in postseasons past, but he will have the chance to redeem himself with a big performance in the most important game of the season. 

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The Tampa Bay Rays are projected to send right-hander Tyler Glasnow to the bump to face the Dodgers. Glasnow went 5-1 with a 4.08 ERA during the regular season with Tampa Bay. Glasnow was rocked in game one against the Dodgers, as he allowed six earned runs through 4.1 innings. Glasnow was able to strike out eight batters in that game, but he will have to be a lot sharper overall for the Rays to have a chance to take a commanding 3-2 series lead. 

This will be the most imperative start of Glasnow's career, and I worry that we see a similar performance from him as we did in game one. Glasnow has to miss a lot of bats to have success, but I think the Dodgers connect with him on Sunday night. I will take the Los Angeles Dodgers to rebound after a disappointing loss and take game five. 

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