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Los Angeles Dodgers Win 2020 World Series - Corey Seager MVP

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  • Los Angeles Dodgers Win 2020 World Series - Corey Seager MVP

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- They might have gotten a little help from the opposing manager in Game 6, but the Los Angeles Dodgers finally won their World Series, the first for the franchise since 1988 and the first in three tries for them over the past four years.

    The Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field behind a stellar effort from their bullpen, with six relievers combining for a 7⅓ scoreless innings, after starter Tony Gonsolin gave up a solo home run to Rays rookie sensation Randy Arozarena in the first. L.A. won the series 4-2.

    Corey Seager achieved a rare October double, becoming Most Valuable Player of the World Series after earning the honor for the National League Championship Series -- just as Orel Hershiser did when the Dodgers won their previous World Series title in 1988.

    Arozarena's homer was his 10th of this postseason, but it wasn't enough for the Rays, who managed only four hits the rest of the way. The Dodgers also had five hits on the night, including a home run by Mookie Betts in the eighth inning to extend the Dodgers' lead.

    It is the seventh championship for the Dodgers, who have won their division for eight consecutive years. The Dodgers posted the best record in the majors during this pandemic-shortened season. They had a scare against the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS, going down 3-1 in the series before winning three straight games to capture the pennant.

    Seager batted .400 with two homers, five RBIs and six walks against the Rays, including a sixth-inning grounder in Game 6 that allowed Betts to speed home from third base with the go-ahead run. The star shortstop jumped into the arms of second baseman Kike Hernandez after Urias struck out Willy Adames to clinch the championship.

    Seager hit .310 with five homers and 11 RBIs in the NLCS, including three homers as the Dodgers fought off elimination in Games 5, 6 and 7. He drove in runs in five consecutive plate appearances, starting with his final two at-bats in Game 2, to match a feat that had been accomplished only by the Houston Astros' Carlos Beltran in 2004.