Los Angeles Dodgers - Tampa Bay Rays: MLB World Series 2020: format, games, schedule and dates
The 2020 World Series between Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers will take place between Tuesday 20 October and Wednesday 28 October in Arlington, Texas.
The 2020 World Series will be contested by National League pennant winners Los Angeles Dodgers and American League pennant winners Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas over the next week - unless extra games are required to decide a winner. This year’s World Series will be played in a best-of-seven format with the traditional 2-3-2 home team/away team running order. The home-field advantage will go to the higher seed, but as the two top seeds have made it to the World Series on this occasion, the team with the best regular season record will bat second.
Tampa Bay Rays booked their place in the 2020 World Series on Saturday after defeating Houston Astros 4-2. They were joined by Los Angeles Dodgers who edged past Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the 2020 National League Championship Series NLCS on Sunday night - bouncing back after trailing 3-1 to win 4-3. For National League champions LA Dodgers, runners-up in 2017 and 2018, they will be looking to lift their first World Series title since 1988.
Cody Bellinger is the only player ever to hit a HR in an NLCS Game 7 -- twice. pic.twitter.com/t9iT3PHveb— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 19, 2020
NL champions versus AL champions
The Dodgers will be the home team and bat last for Games 1 and 2 (and if necessary Games 6 and 7) at Globe Life Field. In the event that both the AL and NL pennant winners have the same seed, the team with the higher regular-season winning percentage gets home-field advantage.
2020 World Series games, dates and times
Game 1. Tuesday 20 October (20:09 hours ET): Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Game 2. Wednesday 21 October. (20:08 hours ET): Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Game 3. Friday 23 October. (20:08 hours ET): Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Game 4. Saturday 24 October. (20:08 hours ET): Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Game 5*. Sunday 25 October. (20:08 hours ET): Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Game 6*. Tuesday 27 October. (20:08 hours ET): Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Game 7*. Wednesday 28 October. (20:09 hours ET): Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays
*Extra games if required
All times local time 20:08 or 20:09 hours ET (02:08 or 02:09 hours CEST).
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