The Dodgers players celebrated with some fans the ring they wore as World Series champions on the first day of festivities, which will last until Sunday, between pre-game tributes and hope to do it big like yesterday with the 1-0 victory before Washington Nationals.
The award ceremony to players and the staff from coaches It took place at Dodgers Stadium, where for the seventh time the pennant of the Californian ninth was raised.
The Mexican pitchers Julio Urías and Víctor González, fundamental in obtaining the pennant, posed with their respective rings, which they spread on social networks.
Yesterday, Gonzalez pitched a full inning in the seventh inning and struck out two. The win went to starter Walker Buehler and Corey Knebel racked up his second save. The setback went to Luis Avilán (0-1), a former Dodgers reliever.
Justin Turner hit a solo home run on the sixth roll that gave the Dodgers the only run in the series against Nationals, who were stripped of the title last year.
Joe Ross covered five blank innings, with a two-hitter, for Washington, which suffered its third consecutive loss after starting the season late and casualties due to a coronavirus outbreak on its roster. For this Saturday, the Dodgers will pay a posthumous tribute to Tom Lasorda and on Sunday to Fernando Valenzuela, who yesterday celebrated four decades in unleashing the Fernandomania which led him to win the Fall Classic.
Rich Hill looked solid in six innings, Austin Meadows headlined a batting festival against Corey Kluber and the bullpen New York, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 10-5 to snap a four-game losing streak.
Hill (1-0) allowed four runs and the same number of hits – all with two. outs in the third inning – before retiring his last 10 opponents. Mexico’s Luis Cessa relieved an inning for the New Yorkers, conceded a hit and struck out an enemy at Tropicana Field with limited audiences.
Johnny Cueto stayed a out of the complete game and the San Francisco Giants kicked off their home campaign on the right foot, beating the Colorado Rockies 3-1.
Brandon Crawford broke the no-run tie with a double that produced two, when there were a pair of outs In the seventh, Cueto (1-0) struck out seven, walked one and did not allow a hit.
It was until his compatriot Raimel Tapia singled to left field with a out in the fifth inning, following a walk to CJ Cron on four pitches.