The result of a single game can be somewhat random, and even a best-of-five or best-of-seven series can produce some unexpected results.
In the regular season, the Dodgers were dominant, winning 111 games, which is the most of any team since the MLB record-tying 116 by the 2001 Mariners, who incidentally also didn’t win the World Series.
Coming into Saturday’s game trailing their series 2-1, the Dodgers got off to a pretty decent start, scoring two runs in the third and adding an insurance run in the seventh.
They got a solid effort from starting pitcher Tyler Anderson and seemed on the verge of sending the series back to LA for a decisive game 5. Then the bottom of the seventh happened.
The Padres struck with five runs to storm in front for the first time in the game. Before the Dodgers even got an out in the inning, San Diego had recorded four hits and a walk, tying the game.