“We need to win one more game,” Kershaw said after Game 5, doing his best to tamp down the anticipation. “I’m going to keep it together for one more game.”

            After learning from its early virus blunders, baseball was around when we needed it most.

            Power bats and power arms define baseball now, but the Dodgers-Rays World Series has had much more.

            Nationals get an offseason win: N.Y. appeals court upholds $100 million MASN award

            The latest decision in a years-long TV rights dispute between Nationals, Orioles is expected to be appealed.

            Nationals bring back utility player Josh Harrison, hitting coach Kevin Long

            Josh Harrison returns on a one-year deal worth $1 million plus incentives. Kevin Long, whose contract the team chose not to renew earlier this month, is also back.

            Nationals hire Jim Hickey as pitching coach

            The Nationals had an opening after not renewing Paul Menhart's contract, and Manager Dave Martinez is acquainted with Jim Hickey.

            Following a day off, the Dodgers can close out the Rays on Tuesday in Game 6, when they will start right-hander Tony Gonsolin against Rays lefty Blake Snell.

            The World Series is underway in Texas.

            The last four innings of Game 4 on Saturday night packed an autumn’s worth of massive swings, both of lumber and momentum.

            Unsung outfielder Brett Phillips, who hit .150 in the regular season, stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth and unleashed bedlam with a game-winning hit that sent Tampa Bay to victory and evened the World Series at 2-2.

            This World Series matches two teams with high baseball IQs, both in the front office and on the field. The Rays, trailing 2-1, have one of the league's smallest payrolls and their success will likely be held up by other GMs as an example.

            Walker Buehler carried a no-hitter into the fifth and struck out 10 batters across his six innings for the Dodgers.

            Two of the most potent forces in baseball, the Dodgers’ high-octane offense and the Rays’ rally-crushing bullpen, are clashing on a nightly basis during this World Series.

            The quirks of this strange baseball postseason have gifted the Tampa Bay Rays favorable pitching matchups that could be key to knocking off the favored Los Angeles Dodgers.

            The commissioner runs the sport like someone who doesn’t recognize what makes it special.

            The oddest of World Series remarkable for being contested at all during a pandemic will probably be defined by the stressful and downright weird season that preceded it.

            Throughout Wednesday night’s Game 2 of the World Series at Globe Life Field, the Rays and Dodgers surely recognized their own philosophies in the many pitching moves of the other.

            LeBron James has moved on from the Yankees and Indians, apparently.

            Star-crossed Clayton Kershaw, October's most mesmerizing figure, guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to a win in Game 1 of the World Series by mastering the Tampa Bay Rays.

            In how it looked, how it sounded and how it came to be, this was a World Series game like none before in baseball history.

            Former Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said he would be open to returning to baseball "If I trusted the owners and the team had potential."

            The outfielder has Los Angeles in cheers, Tampa in fear and Boston in tears.

            There are only so many ways to explain the October emergence of Randy Arozarena, who has hit seven playoff homers and was named MVP of the American League Championship Series. Even his Rays teammates are running out of them.

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