The Los Angeles Dodgers are just one more win from their first world series since 1988. Their game five win against the Rays sets up a blockbuster game six where the Dodgers can clinch the world series, but there was another key takeaway from the game.
Pitcher Clayton Kershaw made history, passing Justin Verlander for the most strikeouts in the MLB postseason.
Kershaw notched his 207th strikeout putting away Mike Zunino to cap off a night that he pitched 5 and ⅔ innings, striking out six and letting up just a pair of runs.
It was a dominant performance all around for a Dodgers bullpen that kept the Rays from scoring a single run after the third inning.
The world series will be on the line for the Dodgers in game six, and they will hope to break the championship drought with Walker Buehler leading the mound.
Tampa on the other hand will be hoping that Randy Arozarena can continue his legendary hitting form which has seen him make six hits and two home runs in the series so far.