LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Dodgers ended decades of heartbreak with their first World Series win since 1988 on Tuesday, a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Arlington sealing the best-of-seven championship 4-2.
The Dodgers’ triumph at their third World Series appearance in four years closed out a shortened season in which the final three playoff rounds were held at four neutral-site locations in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Corey Seager was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. The Dodgers shortstop also won National League Championship Series MVP honors.
Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes said finally clinching the championship was “surreal”.
“We’ve had our hearts broken so many times and this group has worked so hard,” he added. “There’s a ton of emotion.”