World Series Game 3: Dodgers vs Rays TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

After a one-day break, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays square off again in Game 3 of the World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Friday night.

The Rays levelled the series on Wednesday night with a 6-4 win in Game 2 courtesy of two home runs from Brandon Lowe, who became the first player in the history of the World Series to hit two opposite-field home runs.

Here's all you need to know about Game 3.

  • First pitch—Game 3 of the World Series begin at 8:08 p.m. ET on Friday, October 23 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
  • Starting pitchers—Charlie Morton will start for the Rays, while Walker Buehler 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 3 and 11-10 to cover the spread. In moneyline terms, the Dodgers are 4-6 favorites with William Hill, while the Rays are 7-5 underdog. The over/under line in terms of total runs scored is set at 10.

The travel day of the 2020 World Series passed without any travel for either team, with both the Dodgers and the Rays remaining in Arlington as the coronavirus pandemic means this year's edition of the Fall Classic is contested at a neutral venue for the first time in history. It is also the seventh consecutive time the World Series will not result in a sweep after the Rays drew level with the Dodgers as their offense caught fire in Game 2 after spluttering in the series opener.

Lowe homered in the first and fifth inning as Tampa Bay took a 5-0 lead and set a new MLB record with 28 home runs in the postseason, while the Dodgers became the first team in MLB history to use four pitchers within the first four innings of a World Series game since the Oakland Athletics rotated four pitchers in Game 3 of the 1990 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Four of the National League champions' first five pitchers all allowed runs and rookie starter Tony Gonsolin was hooked after just 1.1 innings, matching the record for the shortest start in a World Series game since Jake Peavy's day was done after 1.1. innings after he conceded five runs in the Kansas City Royals' 10-0 rout of the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the 2014 World Series.

The Dodgers will turn to Walker Buehler on Friday night with Julio Urias and Clayton Kershaw—who started the series opener—to come in Game 4 and Game 5. In his most recent start, Buehler delivered six shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series and Game 3 will mark his first World Series start.

The 26-year-old is 2-1 in three postseason starts, pitched to a 2.66 ERA, racking up 73 strikeouts and allowing 21 walks and 15 runs over 55.1 innings.

The Rays, meanwhile, will give the ball to Charlie Morton, who will take the mount in a World Series game for the first time since Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, when he helped the Houston Astros defeat the Dodgers. The 36-year-old's most recent start came last Saturday, when he pitched 5.2 scoreless innings as the Rays defeated the Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. Morton is 5-0 in five postseason starts with the Rays and 3-0 this season with a 0.57 ERA.

Kevin Kiermaier, Tampa Bay Rays
Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with his teammates after their 6-4 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 21 in Arlington, Texas. Sean M. Haffey/Getty