November 19, 2017

Dodgers finally make it to the World Series

Posted on October 24, 2017 by in Sports

Jacob Hu

Chronicle Reporter

The 113th World Series, which starts here on Tuesday between the Los Angeles Dodgers (104-58) and the Houston Astros (101-61), will be the first matchup of 100-victory teams in nearly 50 years. The last such meeting, between Baltimore and Cincinnati in 1970, resulted in an emphatic five-game triumph for the Orioles.

Yes, for the first time in nearly three decades, the Dodgers are going to the World Series. They beat last year’s champions, the Cubs, in a dominating 11–1 performance that exemplified what makes this group so dangerous, and they did it behind a three-home-run performance from a young man who won much more than a baseball game Thursday night.

Now the Los Angeles Dodgers are facing up against the Houston Astros on Tuesday at home for the Dodgers. Kershaw, who will start Game 1 against another top left-hander, Dallas Keuchel, went 18-4 and led the National League in earned run average for the fifth time, with a 2.31 mark. He reached 200 strikeouts for the seventh time, and despite middling postseason numbers over all (6-7, 4.40 E.R.A.), the Dodgers have now won eight of his last nine playoff appearances. Hopefully the Dodgers can win this time in the World Series or it will be a devastating loss because it took the Dodgers twenty-eight-years to get to the World Series.

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