Glasnow, Snell to start first 2 World Series games for Rays

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow pitches during the first nning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Wednesday against the Houston Astros, Oct. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

ARLINGTON, Texas | Tyler Glasnow will start Tuesday night’s World Series opener for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Blake Snell will be on the mound for Game 2 on Wednesday night.

Glasnow, a 27-year-old right-hander, was 5-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 11 starts during the regular season and 2-1 with a 4.66 ERA in four postseason starts. His fastball averaged nearly 98 mph this season.

Snell, a 27-year-old left-hander who won the 2018 AL Cy Young Award, was 4-2 with a 3.24 ERA in 11 regular-season starts and 2-2 with a 3.20 ERA in four postseason starts.
Clayton Kershaw appeared to be the likely choice to start Game 1 for the Dodgers.