Charlie Morton cursed at himself and fiddled with the rosin bag one more time Friday night as he waited for his manager to reach the mound and relieve him of his duties.
Unlike his previous start, when he was somewhat surprisingly removed 66 pitches into an ALCS Game 7 gem, the Rays starter couldn’t be surprised at Kevin Cash taking the ball out of his hand. He had been fortunate to enter the fifth inning against the Dodgers after allowing five runs through the fourth. He knew right away the one-out walk he issued to Max Muncy would mark the end of his outing.
Tampa Bay needed something beyond special from Morton to stand a chance in its 6-2 World Series Game 3 defeat. His tight-pants-wearing counterpart, Walker Buehler, took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 10 batters across six frames.
The Rays will look to even the series for the second time against another young pitcher at the top of his game in Julio Urias.
The Dodgers and Rays meet in Game 4 of the 2020 Fall Classic on Saturday night. Here’s what you need to know:
What channel is Dodgers vs. Rays on today?
- TV channel: Fox
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
As per usual, the World Series will be broadcast exclusively on Fox in the U.S. Joe Buck and John Smoltz will have the call for all seven games of the World Series, should it get that far.
Those who have a cable subscription will be able to stream all World Series games via Fox Sports Go, the network’s streaming app. You can also stream World Series games live with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
In Canada, all World Series games are available on Sportsnet and SN1.
World Series start time for Game 4
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 24
- First pitch: 8:08 p.m. ET
First pitch for Game 4 of the 2020 World Series is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. ET. All games of the 2020 World Series will start around the same time.
The pitching matchup for Game 4 features Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias against a likely opener for the Rays.
World Series schedule, scores
All seven games of the World Series will take place from MLB’s bubble location in Arlington, Texas. Games will be played at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers.
The Dodgers will operate as the home team in Games 1, 2, 6 and 7. Sides flip in Games 3, 4 and 5 when the Rays will be the home team.
|Date||Game||Start time||TV Channel||Score|
|Tuesday, Oct. 20||Rays vs. Dodgers, Game 1||8:09 p.m. ET||Fox||8-3 Dodgers (LAD lead 1-0)|
|Wednesday, Oct. 21||Rays vs. Dodgers, Game 2||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||6-4 Rays (Series tied 1-1)|
|Friday, Oct. 23||Dodgers vs. Rays, Game 3||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||6-2 Dodgers (LAD lead 2-1)|
|Saturday, Oct. 24||Dodgers vs. Rays, Game 4||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
|Sunday, Oct. 25||Dodgers vs. Rays, Game 5||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
|Tuesday, Oct. 27||Rays vs. Dodgers, Game 6*||8:08 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|
|Wednesday, Oct. 28||Rays vs. Dodgers, Game 7*||8:09 p.m. ET||Fox||TBD|