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Kershaw, Betts, Bellinger lead Dodgers to win in Game 1 of World Series

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Morning news and notes for Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020

World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One
Good players win games
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Against all odds, the great team that improved itself in the offseason has a 1-game-to-0 lead in the 2020 World Series. It was a bold strategy, one that the rest of baseball seemingly never thought of.

That addition, specifically, was Mookie Betts, who the billion-dollar Red Sox decided they had paid for long enough. Betts hit a home run in the 6th inning, after he had already manufactured a run with his legs the inning prior.

His run in the 5th came with Tyler Glasnow on the mound. Glasnow threw 112 pitches in this one, despite looking nowhere near as good as the ALCS pitcher Kevin Cash infamously yanked, Charlie Morton.

This was all a tough task anyways, as Clayton Kershaw was on the mound for the Dodgers. Kershaw was great in this one, only allowing a single run on a solo home run. The other two Devil Ray runs came off of Dylan Floro.

As for the Dodgers, their non-Betts runs came on a series of extra base hits, including a 2-run homer by Cody Bellinger, who also robbed a home run. It is just so endlessly depressing that Bellinger and Betts hit so well and also play better defense than all of the defense-first outfielders that the Indians have cycled through.