World Series Game 5: Dodgers vs Rays TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

Every World Series that is played has one or two moments that not only help shape the series, but they're often remembered for several years—or decades. The 116th World Series had one of those moments Saturday night as the Tampa Bay Rays came from behind on a bizarre play to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers led by one run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and had their closer, Kenley Jansen, on the mound. The Rays had runners on first base and second. Rays outfielder Brett Phillips had two strikes on him at the plate.

Phillips sliced a liner to shallow center field, which scored the tying run from second. However, Dodgers centerfielder Chris Taylor reached down for the ball, which ricocheted off his glove and bounced toward right field. Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena, who was the runner on first base, had raced around third. As the Dodgers worked the ball to the infield, Arozarena had already rounded third. Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy relayed the ball to catcher Will Smith.

Meanwhile, Arozarena had stumbled onto the ground, and he would have been out by 25-30 feet at home. However, the relay throw to Smith bounced wildly and went behind Smith, and Arozarena regained his footing and dove home safely to give the Rays a wild, unforgettable 8-7 win to even the series at 2-2.

"Once I saw Randy slip, I was like, 'Aw, shoot, at least we tied it up,' and then [Smith] missed the ball," said Phillips, a seldom-used player who entered the game an inning earlier as a pinch runner. "I don't know what happened, but then he scored. The next thing I know, I'm airplane-ing around the outfield and I get dogpiled and here I am."

Tampa Bay Rays Celebrate
John Curtiss #84 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates the teams 8-7 walk-off victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Now, Game 5 will be played Sunday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

Here's what you nee to know ahead of the World Series Game 5 Sunday night:

  • Game time—Game 5 of the World Series will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, October 25 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
  • TV channel—FOX.
  • Live stream—FOX's digital platforms, and fuboTV. It can also be seen on MLB.TV with authentication.
  • Odds—The Dodgers are favored at -160. That means a bet of $1.60 wins $1. The odds for the Rays are +150, which means a $1 bet would win $1.50. The Over/Under is 8.

Starting pitchers:

Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw, LHP
Kershaw was the winner of Game 1 after striking out eight batters through six innings on 78 pitches. Kershaw is the ace of the Dodgers staff.

Rays: Tyler Glasnow, RHP
Glasnow took the loss in Game 1, and he had a career-high six walks in the game on Tuesday. With a depleted Rays bullpen, Glasnow will be called upon to go deep into the game on Sunday.

How they got here
The Dodgers (43-17) won the National League West and had the best regular-season record in all of baseball, and the Rays (40-20) won the American League East in the COVID-shortened season. The Rays had the best record in the American League.

The Dodgers swept the Milwaukee Brewers in two games to clinch the Wild Card series and then swept the San Diego Padres in three games to take the National League Division Series. The Dodgers needed seven games to beat the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS.

The Rays swept the Toronto Blue Jays in two games to win the Wild Card round, and then needed a full five five games to win the American League Division Series over the New York Yankees, and then a full seven games to beat the Houston Astros in the ALCS.

Here is the schedule (and results) for the best-of-7 series (all games on FOX and ET)
Game 1: Dodgers 8, Rays 3
Game 2: Rays 6, Dodgers 4
Game 3: Dodgers 6, Rays 2
Game 4: Rays 8, Dodgers 7
Game 5: (Oct. 25) Dodgers at Rays, 8:08 p.m.
Game 6: (Oct. 27) Rays at Dodgers, 8:08 p.m.
*Game 7: (Oct. 28) Rays at Dodgers, 8:09 p.m.
*if necessary