Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers left the Tampa Bay Rays in Texas, a neutral site, to begin a highly peculiar World Series amid the pandemic.
Kershaw dominated for six innings, Bellinger and Betts scored, and the Dodgers chased a wild Tyler Glasnow in the fifth inning for an 8-3 victory on Tuesday night in the first game of the series.
A limited crowd, due to the coronavirus, of almost 11,388 at Globe Life Field, the new $1.2 billion home of the Texas Rangers, capped the lowest attendance of MLB World Series baseball in 111 years.
Kershaw is also now tied for second with the most games in postseason history with eight strikeouts or more while giving up one run or less in six innings.
He accomplished that by throwing 112 pitches, the most by a Rays pitcher the entire season.