Los Angeles Dodgers (1/6 – World Series Outright) star pitcher Clayton Kershaw says he’s excited his team are just one win away from a World Series after their 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Both Joc Pederson and Max Muncy homered for the Dodgers, who managed to respond after slipping to an 8-7 defeat in Game 4 in Arlington, Texas on Saturday.
Kershaw once again impressed on Sunday as he overtook Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander’s record for post-season strikeouts with 207.
The 32-year-old was not completely satisfied with his performance but now he is looking forward to potentially wrapping up the series in Game 6 for a Dodgers side that are desperate to banish memories of lost finals in 2017 and 2018.
“Tonight was a grind, all the way through,” said Kershaw. “My slider wasn’t as good as it was in game one. But I stuck with the game plan.”
Kershaw added: “It is very exciting, but at the same time we got to win one more. I am going to keep it together for one more game.”
The Dodgers will look to secure their first Major League Baseball World Series title in 32 years on Tuesday night (Dodgers 7/10, Rays 6/5 – Game 6 Match Betting) when they face a Tampa Bay side that has previously fought back to level the series at 1-1 and 2-2.