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Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball's best

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 01:28:45-04

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best for the title, and a matchup of organizations with Andrew Friedman’s imprint.

Friedman was the Rays’ director of baseball operations from 2004-05 and then general manager from until he left in October 2014 to become the Dodgers president of baseball operations.

Despite the shortened schedule and expanded playoffs, the teams with the best record in each league meet in the World Series for just the fourth time since Major League Baseball realigned each league into three divisions.

The World Series starts Tuesday at 6 p.m. MT and will be broadcast on FOX 13.

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