The Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace defeated Justin Verlander for an all-time lead in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, giving up only two runs in 5 innings. Kershaw struck out six batters, giving him 207 career postson strikes in 189 innings. Verlander has 205 strikes in a career posting innings of 187⅔.
In the fourth Rainsh was threatened with no one going out while trying to score just one run, but Karshav induced a shallow pop-up and strikeout, then Manuel Margot after attempting to steal from home. Thrown out. The 32-year-old left-hander retained the next five batsmen in the order.
The Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts was immersed in the Globe Life field by a very pro-Dodgers crowd, while Kersh was ousted in the sixth with two outsiders in favor of Dustin May, though at least part of his hostility was undoubtedly Roberts’ pitching decisions contained Game 4. .