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Triple Play: Always a bridesmaid… Dodgers fall to the Red Sox

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28:  Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was no match for the Red Sox’s David Price in yesterday’s Game 7 of the World Series.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was no match for the Red Sox’s David Price in yesterday’s Game 5 of the World Series.

Down three games to one, it was a must-win game for the Dodgers to stay alive and to bring the series back to Boston, but Los Angeles had little left in the tank after the 18 inning marathon that was Game 3, as well as a disheartening Game 4, and fell to the Sox in a 5-1 loss in Game 5.

It’s the second time in a row the Dodgers lost the World Series. Last year, L.A. fell to the Houston Astros in a series that took 7 games to resolve.

This year’s loss raises questions about the future of the team. Clayton Kershaw has three days to decide whether he’ll opt out of his contract and seek free agency. And GM Dave Roberts, despite leading his team to back-to-back World Series appearances, faces a decision by the Dodgers on  whether to extend his contract for another year.

KPCC’s resident Dodgers superfans A. Martinez and Nick Roman talk with Larry about the series and the team’s future.

Guests:

A Martínez, host of Take Two on KPCC; he tweets

Nick Roman, host of All Things Considered on KPCC; he tweets

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