10/22/20 ARLINGTON, TX - The Tampa Bay Rays’ players had a chance to reflect and refocus after their Game 1 loss, and found their offense in Game 2 of the World Series, and beat the Dodgers 6-4 to tie the series 1-1.
The Dodgers' pitching staff didn't get the job done with Tony Gonsolin, Dylan Floro, Victor Gonzales, Dustin May, Joe Kelly, Alex Wood, and Jake McGee against Tampa Bay and struggle at the plate, and left men on bases in scoring position.
Tampa Bay scored first in the top of the 1st inning when Brandon Lowe came out of his hitting slump, hit a home run to make the score 1-0. In the 4th quarter, Tampa Bay's Joey Wendle hit a double, and Ji-Man Choi and Manuel Margot both score that made the score 3-0.
"To say that my mind wasn't going different places during that kind of struggle, I would be lying to you," Lowe said. "There were times that I wasn't feeling too good, but that's what's so great about this team. As soon as I started dragging my feet, somebody was right there to pick me up and tell me to keep going. Just pure joy going into that dugout after hitting that home run."
At the top of the 5th inning, Lowe hit his second home run of the game that allowed Austin Meadows to score and increase Tampa Bay lead to 5-0.
The Dodgers got on the scoreboard at the bottom of the 5th inning when Chris Taylor homer and Enrique Hernandez came home made the score 5-2.
Tampa Bay would add another run to their total in the top of the 6th inning when Wendle hit a sacrifice fly ball, and Man Choi scored to increase their lead to 6-2.
The Dodgers would score in the bottom of the 6th inning when Will Smith came to the plate and hit a solo home run that made the score 6-3.
At the bottom of the 8th inning, Corey Seager hit a home run, and the Dodgers were down 6-4. The Dodgers had a golden opportunity to score more runs when Justin Turner was on second base with one out, but Tampa Bay was able to hold them scoreless.
The Dodgers had on more chance to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning, but Tampa Bay's Diego Castillo was able to get the Dodgers' Edwin Rios to strikeout, Austin Barnes out on a fly ball, and Chris Taylor to strike out for the final out and tie the series 1-1.
The Dodgers and Tampa Bay will play again on Friday in Game 3 of the World Series. The Dodgers' Walker Buehler (1-0) will pitch in Game 3, and for Tampa Bay, it will be Charlie Morton (3-0). #mlb #dodgers #tampabayrays #coreyseager #christaylor #mauelmargot #worldseriesgame2 #tgsportstv1