Should the World Series between the Dodgers and Rays that opened Tuesday evening at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, go seven games, the NL champions from Los Angeles will have played more than half as many games as the Rangers did in their home stadium this season.
Thanks to the postseason bubble, the Dodgers swept three NLDS games against the Padres and needed seven to eliminate the Braves in the NLCS, all at Globe Life. Seven more tilts would push LA to 17 postseason games in the glistening first-year facility. The Rangers posted a 16-14 record at home this year.
Considering the AL champion Rays were playing their first game at the place and had Monday’s workout to study the nuances that every playing field offers, the Dodgers would appear to have an edge in that department entering Game 1.