MLB News: Dodgers win World Series in thrilling Game 6
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the World Series after a thrilling Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers took an early lead in the first inning, but the Rays fought back to tie the game in the sixth. The game remained tied until the bottom of the eighth inning, when Dodgers’ outfielder Mookie Betts stole second base and then scored on a single by Corey Seager. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen shut down the Rays in the ninth inning to secure the championship. This is the Dodgers’ first World Series win since 1988.
In other MLB news, the New York Yankees have signed free agent pitcher Trevor Bauer to a record-breaking contract worth $40 million per year. Bauer was the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner and is considered one of the best pitchers in the game.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs have traded third baseman Kris Bryant to the San Francisco Giants for a package of prospects. Bryant was a key player for the Cubs during their 2016 World Series championship run, but has struggled with injuries and inconsistency in recent years.
The MLB season is set to begin on April 1, with all 30 teams scheduled to play their opening games. The season will be played under modified rules due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with a shortened 162-game schedule and various health and safety protocols in place.
MLB fans can expect plenty of excitement and drama throughout the season, with teams vying for a spot in the playoffs and ultimately, the World Series championship.