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Previewing the World Series

Michael Mates, Sports Editor

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The World Series is going to be one for the ages between two historic franchises. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox are battling it out for the crown. Senior baseball player Jack Phelps said, “The Boston Red Sox will win because their road to the World Series has been extremely rough. They have been forced to beat two different hundred plus win teams.” Here is the schedule:

 

World Series Schedule

 

Tuesday, October 23 (Game 1): Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ET
Wednesday, October 24 (Game 2): Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ET
Friday, October 26 (Game 3): Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers, 8:09 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 27 (Game 4): Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers, 8:09 p.m. ET
Sunday, October 28 (Game 5, if necessary): Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers, 8:15 p.m. ET
Tuesday, October 30 (Game 6, if necessary): Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ET
Wednesday, October 31 (Game 7, if necessary): Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. ET

Projected Dodgers Lineup

LF Chris Taylor
3B Justin Turner
1B David Freese
SS Manny Machado
DH Matt Kemp
RF Yasiel Puig
CF Enrique Hernandez
2B Brian Dozier
C Austin Barnes

Projected Red Sox Lineup

RF Mookie Betts
LF Andrew Benintendi (L)
DH J.D. Martinez
SS Xander Bogaerts
1B Steve Pearce
3B Eduardo Nunez
2B Ian Kinsler
C Christian Vazquez
CF Jackie Bradley Jr. (L)

Projected Dodgers Rotation

Clayton Kershaw (L)
Rich Hill (L)
Walker Buehler

Hyun-Jin Ryu (L)

Projected Red Sox Rotation

Chris Sale (L)
David Price (L)
Nathan Eovaldi
Rick Porcello

Predictions:

Final Score: Dodgers 5, Red Sox 2 (LAD leads 1-0)

Final Score: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 3 (Series tied 1-1)

Final Score: Red Sox 6, Dodgers 2 (BOS leads 2-1)

Final Score: Dodgers 8, Red Sox 6 (Series tied 2-2)

Final Score: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 3 (BOS leads 3-2)

Final Score: Dodgers 7, Red Sox 6 (Series tied 3-3)

Final Score: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2 (BOS wins series, 4-3)

All projections and predictions according to Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report.