The 2020 World Series is in the books and the Los Angeles Dodgers are baseball's champions after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 in the series.
The Dodgers are World Series champions for the first time since 1988 because they seized their moment when Snell's dominant Game 6 outing was controversially cut short Tuesday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington. With a sudden offensive awakening against Rays reliever Nick Anderson in the sixth inning, the Dodgers won, 3-1, to claim their long-awaited crown and complete their domination of the shortest, strangest season in Major League Baseball history.
"This team was incredible all throughout the year, all throughout the postseason, all throughout the quarantine," said Corey Seager, who drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth and became the eighth player to win the League Championship Series MVP and World Series MVP in the same year. "We never stopped. We were ready to go as soon as the bell was called. And once it did, we kept rolling."
After a coronavirus surge in the States dramatically reshaped the length and look of the MLB regular season, the Dodgers mercilessly ran through their shuffled schedule with a .717 winning percentage (43-17) -- the fifth highest of the Modern Era, albeit in a 60-game season.