Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler celebrates the end of the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By RONALD BLUM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Walker Buehler set down the Tampa Bay Rays with dominance and ease that brought flashbacks of Orel Hershiser during the Dodgers last title run., Buehler pitched three-hit ball over six innings and struck out 10 in a pulsating performance that gave Los Angeles a 6-2 victory and a 2-1 World Series lead. Justin Turner homered in the first inning of a surprisingly hittable Charlie Morton. Austin Barnes, the Dodgers’ No. 9 hitter, added a homer and became just the second player to drive in runs with both a homer and a sacrifice bunt in the same Series game.