Offense powers Dodgers, Rays to play for series win

tampa bay rays Has reached the century mark in home runs and is within three runs of the major league lead

los angeles dodgersThe team with the most wins and most runs scored in the National League has two of the top offensive weapons in the game in Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts.

Bates and Freeman each had RBIs in the seventh inning on Saturday. dodgers‘Win on 6-5 raysInterleague series evening at 1-1 before Sunday morning’s decisive game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

“We finally got there,” rays Manager Kevin Cash said his team scored a run in the ninth, but blocked a potential tying and winning run on third and first.

Harold Ramirez is connected rays‘ 100th team homer earlier in the game

in the finale dodgers Will go with rookie right-hander Gavin Stone (0-0, 10.13 ERA) in his third major league start

rays Has yet to announce a starter and is expected to become a bullpen game

A fifth-round pick out of Central Arkansas in 2020, Stone made his major league debut on May 3 against the Phillies, and the 24-year-old has been working hard since being promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City. He faced the Braves in his second start, allowing rays their second straight first-place opponent

Stone pitched four innings in each of his first two starts, and he gave up a total of 10 runs (nine earned).

“It’s a dream come true,” Stone said in a dodgers‘Radio Interview. “Every day is a new opportunity, and I am so grateful that dodgers Gave me one.

In Triple-A, Stone made eight starts, pitching to a 2–2 record and 4.04 ERA in 35 2/3 innings.

As part of his preparations for Sunday, Stone has been watching rays during batting practice

“The more you can see hitters, the better,” said Stone. “If I can see him in BP, it gives me a slightly better chance on the field on Sunday.”

rated as dodgers‘ Ranked the fourth best prospect by, Stone maintains his routine between starts as he transitions to the majors

“It’s the same stuff as the minors,” Stone said. “With my routine, you have to stick with your plan, and your workouts, and your progress. Just sticking to the routine is huge. I think dodgers Really help lay it out for us.

facing higher power rays Definitely a challenge for any pitcher

“I’ve always said that this team is capable of anything,” rays center fielder Jose Siri said through an interpreter. “We have home runs. We can run. We play defense. We’re capable of everything.

dodgers Saw that in Friday’s 9-3 loss. Siri and Yandy Diaz each built a house and rays stole four bases

“Everyone is just doing their part,” Diaz said through an interpreter. “Everybody’s doing little things, and then when everyone’s doing little things, it turns into something big.”

– Field Level Media