Manager for the Dodgers, Dave Roberts, discussed what it was like breaking the 32-year drought.
Dodgers World Series Appearances
While the Dodgers have not taken home the title since 1988, they have qualified for the series three times now in the last four years.
In 2017, the LA team faced off against the Houston Astros in the World Series. They lost in seven games during this match-up.
They then had a back-to-back appearance, qualifying again in 2018. The Boston Red Sox beat the Dodgers in five games.
They were the first team to lose back-to-back World Series since the Texas Rangers in 2010 and 2011.
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Game Six Scoring Plays
The game remained quiet until the bottom of the eighth when Betts homered to center field while Pete Fairbanks was on the mound.
The top of the ninth was a one-two-three inning with the Rays up to bat, ending the game 3-1 in favor of the Dodgers.
Third baseman for the Dodgers, Justin Turner, was pulled from the final game early. Turner exited the game quietly, with the team refraining from giving an explanation at the time. Afterwards, it was announced that Turner’s COVID-19 test from Monday had come back inconclusive. The samples taken Tuesday, however, came back positive. When the results were received, the Dodgers were told to immediately pull Turner. Turner was the first postseason player that tested positive.
Roberts said that it was a trainer that had told him about the test results.
The positive test did very little to affect the celebration afterwards, though. In some pictures with the team, Turner pulled down his mask or removed it all together.
Upon returning to their hotel, the whole team had to go through rapid testing in an effort to prevent any further potential spread.
Corey Seager: World Series MVP
Despite his personal awards, Seager spoke more about the work of his teammates throughout the season.
Seager also won the National League Championship Series MVP award this year. Now, he is the eighth player in history to have been awarded both of these honors in the same season.
In the series with the Rays, Seager batted .400. He totaled two homers, five RBIs and six walks.