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Best Betts: Dodgers win first World Series title since 1988

Added 10-28-20 12:03:02am EST - “Mookie Betts came to the Dodgers to make a World Series difference. With a mad dash to home plate, he put Los Angeles over the top.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Best Betts: Dodgers win first World Series title since 1988”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mookie Betts came to the Dodgers to make a World Series difference. With a mad dash to home plate, he put Los Angeles over the top.

The end of a frustrating championship drought for LA - and perhaps just the start for Betts and the Dodgers.

Betts bolted from third for the go-ahead run on Corey Seager’s infield grounder in the sixth and led off the eighth with a punctuating homer, and the Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6 to claim their first championship since 1988.

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The Dodgers had played 5,014 regular season games and were in their 114th postseason game since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the World Series in 1988, the same year veteran lefty Clayton Kershaw - the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner who won Games 1 and 5 of this Series - was born in nearby Dallas.

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