Dodgers are one game away from being World Series Champions
Los Angeles- The Dodgers offense came alive early on and kept the Rays at bay with a 4-2 victory in Game 5 of the World Series.
After a humiliating loss to the Rays in Game 4, the Dodgers came out swinging in game 5. In the first inning, the Dodgers had back to back base hits that sprung their runners home for a 2-0 lead over the Rays. Joe Pederson hit a solo homer in the second to extend the Dodgers' lead to 3-0. The Dodgers got themselves in trouble in the third when Clayton Kershaw allowed two scores, which got the Rays back into the game, 3-2. Max Muncy hits a solo home run to extend LA's lead 4-2.
The Dodgers defense did a pretty good job with making sure that mistakes were non existence and did not allow the Rays to get into a good rhythm. Dustin May was was relieved at the bottom of the eighth. May did not allow any runs on his watch. Victor Gonzalez came in for May. Gonzalez got himself into a jam when he allowed two runners on bases. With runners on first and second base and two strikes, Gonzalez struck out the next batter to get out the inning. LA hung on for the 4-2 victory over the Rays.