The Diamondbacks meanwhile had to get here via the Wild Card game, which ensures they will give away home field advantage for as long as they remain in the postseason.
Ray had a breakout season in 2017, going 15-5 with a 2.89 earned-run average in 28 starts. The game has a scheduled start time of 10.30 p.m. ET, and takes place from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
"Right now I'm preparing for a potential Game 5", Kershaw said, "and hopefully Game 1 of the next series". "Just everyone's been good this year, and I think this is the year", one fan said.
Saturday's Game 2 will feature two dueling lefties. Jon Lester (13-8) starts for the defending World Series champions against Gio Gonzalez (15-9) and Washington after two-time Cy Young Award victor Max Scherzer was pushed back to Game 3 because of a tender hamstring.
"He's called "the Wild Horse" for a reason", said Manager Dave Roberts, who benched Puig twice in September, but now was smiling at his antics.
"I see my teammates so excited on the bench", Puig said, laughing.
Puig had another standout game in his late-season surge, and the Cuban right fielder also provided some entertainment.
"You want my honest opinion?"
"It doesn't change a whole lot because he would still start Game 5", Roberts said of Ray.
Puig, conducting a rare news conference in English, twice asked Turner to imitate him. "It was a mistake pitch and he made us pay for it". He's given up eight runs over 31-2/3 innings in those starts, five of which came in an April 22 outing for which he recorded the win anyway. "So they've got a deep starting staff". Still, each team brings with it the baggage of the regular season, the sixth-month slog during which narratives are constructed. "It was, I don't know, three weeks of tough sledding for Pedro". "Whatever the team wants from me, I want the ball".
J.D. Martinez now has 2 home runs in 11 career at-bats against Clayton Kershaw. They then reached a tentative understanding, which has so far extended into the postseason.
I'm off to a good start in the playoffs thus far, having backed the winning team in Game 1 of both American League contests. "Mentally, for sure, you try to focus that much harder every single pitch and try to take over that moment every single time". "At the end of the day, you've just got to go out there and execute and compete".
Generosity in Las Vegas, inaction in Congress
Asked Thursday about McConnell's position, a spokesman referred to the leader's comments earlier in the week. But should the ATF modify federal statute to make such devices illegal, the move would circumvent Congress.