World Series 2020 Schedule: Where to Watch Dodgers vs Rays Game 1, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

The 2020 World Series gets underway on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas, with the Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Tampa Bay Rays.

Both teams entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed in their respective leagues and both teams survived a seven-game series in the Championship Series to reach the Fall Classic. The Dodgers roared back from 3-1 to defeat the Atlanta Braves in the decider, while the Rays squandered a three-game lead, before prevailing over the Houston Astros in seven games.

Los Angeles makes its third appearance in the World Series in four years after losing back-to-back series in 2017 and 2018, while the Rays are back on baseball's biggest stage for the first time since 2008. Here's all you need to know about the series opener.

  • First pitch—Game 1 of the World Series begin at 8:09 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 20 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
  • Starting pitchers—Tyler Glasnow will start for the Rays, while Clayton Kershaw got the nod for the Dodgers.
  • TV channel—FOX and FS1.
  • Live stream—FOX's digital platforms, fuboTV and SlingTV.
  • Odds—FanDuel has the Dodgers as 1.5-run favorite to take Game 1 and 6-5 to cover the spread. In moneyline terms, the Dodgers are 4/7 favorites, while the Rays are 6/4 underdog. The over/under line in terms of total runs scored is set at 5.5.

The Dodgers arrived into the season as the bookmakers' favorites to succeed the Washington Nationals as world champions and have lived up to expectations so far. Los Angeles finished the shortened regular season with an MLB-best 43-17 to win an eight consecutive division title, before sweeping the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres in the Wild-Card and National League Championship Series respectively and then pulling off a comeback for the ages against the Braves to clinch a third pennant in four seasons.

The next step, however, could prove to be the hardest for the Dodgers, who have not captured a World Series title since 1988.

The Rays, meanwhile, are back in the World Series for the first time in over a decade. The only team along with the Dodgers to win at least 40 games in this shortened regular season, Tampa Bay swept the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild-Card round before going the distance against the New York Yankees in the Division Series and then needing seven games to have the better of the Astros in the Championship Series.

While the Dodgers have some of the most expensive players in baseball in Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager, the Rays began the season ranked 28th in the majors in terms of payroll. While the Dodgers' roster features 12 players who have made the MLB All-Star Game for a total of 26 appearances, the Rays have four players with previous All-Star experience for just five combined appearances.

Like the Dodgers, however, the Rays have acquired their biggest star in the offseason. Los Angeles traded for Betts, before handing him an enormous 12-year extension, while the Rays acquired rookie outfielder Randy Arozarena from the St. Louis Cardinals. The 25-year-old has exploded into life in the playoffs, hitting seven homers and scoring 14 runs in the playoffs and becoming only the fourth player in history to hit at least seven homers before the World Series.

The Rays have leaned heavily on their dominant pitchers this season and will start one of their stars in Game 1 in the shape of Tyler Glasnow, who pitched to a 4.08 ERA, racking up 91 strike outs and allowing 22 walks in 57.1 innings. The Dodgers, meanwhile, will turn to Clayton Kershaw, who finished the regular season with a 2.16 ERA in 58.1 innings over which he allowed eight walks and notched 62 strike outs.

Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by A.J. Pollock #11 after hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 7of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on October 18. Ron Jenkins/Getty