Brandon Lowe went deep twice and Joey Wendle drove in three to help the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the 2020 World Series on Wednesday. The series is tied 1-1, with Game 3 scheduled for Friday.
Here is TSN.ca’s running recap of the Rays’ Game 2 victory:
Loup is back out to pitch the ninth inning with Diego Castillo throwing in the bullpen.
After a strikeout and a long fly ball out, Castillo is on to try to close out Game 2.
Castillo gets Chris Taylor on strikes to slam the door and even the World Series at 1-1.
Jake McGee is on to pitch the ninth for the Dodgers.
Yandy Diaz reaches with a one-out walk.
Randy Arozarena also reaches with a walk, but after both men are lifted for pinch runners the Dodgers get out of the inning.
Corey Seager leads off the inning with a solo homer to slice the Rays' lead to 6-4.
Justin Turner doubles to centre as the ball falls between two defenders in the outfield.
Aaron Loup enters the game for the Rays with two outs.
Turner is stranded at second, Rays lead 6-4 heading to the ninth inning.
Willy Adames doubles with two outs, but is stranded to end the inning.
Pete Fairbanks comes out of the bullpen and throws a three-up, three-down inning using only six pitches.
Alex Wood takes over on the mound for the Dodgers.
Yandy Diaz hits a ball off the wall, but is held to a long single with one out.
Diaz advanced to second on a fielder's choice and Randy Arozarena is given an intentional walk.
Wood strands both runners, Rays continue to lead 6-3.
Will Smith hits a one-out homer off Nick Anderson to cut the Rays lead to 6-3.
Ji-Man Choi reaches with a single to lead off the inning.
Manuel Margot singles to left, Choi advances to third with none out.
Joey Wendle drives in Choi with a sac fly, Rays lead 6-2.
A. J. Pollock reaches on a walk, the third issued by Snell tonight.
Chris Taylor hits a two-run homer, first hit Snell has allowed, Rays lead is cut to 5-2.
Mookie Betts draws a walk and Nick Anderson is heating in the bullpen for the Rays.
Corey Seager singles and Anderson is on to replace Snell with two on and two out.
Both runners are stranded, 5-2 Rays after five innings.
Austin Meadows reaches for the Rays with a two-out single.
Brandon Lowe hits his second homer of the game, a two-run shot to put the Rays ahead 5-0.
Snell has eight strikeouts and has not allowed a hit through four innings.
Julio Urias and Dustin May are throwing in the Dodgers bullpen as Victor Gonzalez continues on the mound.
Randy Arozarena reaches with a one-out walk and is erased on a fielder's choice after Kiké Hernández bobbles a double play ball, Ji-Man Choi is safe at first.
May enters the game to pitch for the Dodgers, their fourth pitcher of the game.
Margot slaps a single into right field, Choi advances to second.
Joey Wendle doubles into the gap, driving home both runners to extend the Rays' lead to 3-0.
Snell responds with a three-up, three-down third inning as the Rays continue to lead.
Floro records the first two outs of the third and Victor Gonzalez replaces him to record the third out and keep the score at 1-0 Rays.
Max Muncy walks to lead off the second inning for the Dodgers.
Cody Bellinger also reaches on a walk, Muncy moves up to second with one out.
Both runners are stranded as the score remains 1-0 for the Rays.
Tony Gonsolin remains on the mound, with Dylan Floro heating in the bullpen for the Dodgers.
Manuel Margot draws a walk, steals second base and advances to third on a deep fly ball to centre field.
With one out in the second inning, Floro replaces Gonsolin on the mound for the Dodgers.
Margot is erased at the plate on a ground ball to Corey Seager, Willy Adames reaches on a fielder's choice.
Adames is thrown out trying to steal second to end the inning.
Blake Snell takes the mound for the Rays with a 1-0 lead.
Corey Seager hits one to the warning track, but Globe Life Field holds it, keeping the Dodgers off the board.
Tony Gonsolin is on the mound and Game 2 of the 2020 World Series is underway from Globe Life Field in Arlington.
Brandon Lowe hits a solo homer in the first inning to put the Rays on top 1-0.
Southpaw Blake Snell (2-2, 3.20 ERA) will take the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays as they look to even the 2020 World Series after a Game 1 defeat.
Tampa Bay Rays starting lineup
Tony Gonsolin (0-1, 9.95 ERA) will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They are the home team for Game 2 of the Fall Classic from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup