Manila Bulletin

RAYS TO WORLD SE­RIES

- Sports · College Sports · Baseball · Grapefruit League · MLB Baseball · Los Angeles · Charlie Morton · Tampa Bay Rays · Houston Astros · Championship · San Diego · Los Angeles Dodgers · Atlanta · National League (Baseball) · Arlington · Arlington · Texas · American League · Petco Park

LOS AN­GE­LES (AFP) – Randy Arozarena clubbed a two-run homer in the first in­ning and Char­lie Morton worked 5 2/3 solid in­nings as the Tampa Bay Rays ad­vanced to their sec­ond World Se­ries in club his­tory yes­ter­day with a 4-2 win over the Hous­ton Astros.

Mike Zunino also slugged an early home run as the Rays re­cov­ered from the shock of be­ing in a win­ner-take-all showdown af­ter cruis­ing to vic­to­ries in the first three games of the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries at Petco Park in San Diego.

Satur­day’s game seven win al­lowed the Rays to sal­vage their sea­son and pre­vent the Astros from be­com­ing just the sec­ond team in Ma­jor League Base­ball his­tory to storm back from a 3-0 deficit.

Mean­while, the Los An­ge­les Dodgers used an­other first-in­ning scor­ing burst to stay alive in the Ma­jor League Base­ball play­offs, beat­ing At­lanta 3-1 Satur­day to force a de­ci­sive Game 7 in the Na­tional League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries. The Dodgers are one win from ad­vanc­ing to their third World Se­ries ap­pear­ance in four years af­ter pulling level at 3-3 in the best-of-seven se­ries.

Game 7 is in the neu­tral site of Ar­ling­ton, Texas with a lim­ited num­ber of spec­ta­tors al­lowed to at­tend be­cause of the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

The win­ner of the se­ries will ad­vance to play in the World Se­ries against ei­ther the Tampa Bay Rays or the Hous­ton Astros, set to play later Satur­day in game seven of the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries.

“Our team is very com­fort­able,’’ said Dodgers start­ing pitcher Walker Buehler. “I ex­pect the same feel­ing to­mor­row.”

 ??  ?? CEL­E­BRA­TION – Mem­bers of the Tampa Bay Rays pose with the Wil­liam Har­ridge Tro­phy af­ter de­feat­ing the Hous­ton Astros in Game 7 of the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries 4-2 yes­ter­day at PETCO Park in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia. (AFP)
CEL­E­BRA­TION – Mem­bers of the Tampa Bay Rays pose with the Wil­liam Har­ridge Tro­phy af­ter de­feat­ing the Hous­ton Astros in Game 7 of the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries 4-2 yes­ter­day at PETCO Park in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia. (AFP)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines