Dodgers' bats come alive in World Series Game 1 win
ARLINGTON, Texas - The bats have come alive for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the team's World Series Game 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The National League champs Dodgers slugged their way to an 8-3 win over the American League pennant-winning Rays Tuesday night.
Cody Bellinger's two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth put Los Angeles on board 2-0.
After Tampa Bay clawed back in the top of the fifth with a solo home run from Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, the Dodgers answered with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to extend their lead to 6-1.
Los Angeles padded their lead to 8-1 after a solo homer from Mookie Betts and an RBI double from Max Muncy in the bottom of the sixth.
The Rays cut the Dodgers' lead to 8-3 with a pair of runs at the top of the seventh inning.
Longtime ace Clayton Kershaw was efficient in his Game 1 start. Despite being at the center of scrutiny from fans and baseball writers for his postseason woes, Kershaw only allowed one earned run in six innings for the Dodgers.
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