Randy Arozarena (.320, 3 HR, 5 RBI), Joey Wendle (.348, 4 runs scored), Brandon Lowe (2 home runs, 5 RBI), and the tandem of Nick Anderson and Diego Castillo (10.1 IP, 0 runs, 15 K) helped Tampa Bay to a win over Los Angeles, four games to two, as Strat-O-Matic (www.strat-o-matic.com), the leader in sports simulation games, announced the results of its simulation of the series, scheduled to begin tonight in Arlington, Texas.
Arozarena earned MVP honors, homering in games 1, 2, and 5, to back the solid Tampa Bay pitching staff which limited Los Angeles to a .187 batting average through the series. Mike Zunino’s two-run home run in the seventh extended a 5-2 TB lead to put the game out of reach and secure Tampa Bay’s first championship in franchise history.
Los Angeles was paced by AJ Pollock (.333 batting average), Mookie Betts (.280, 5 runs) and Justin Turner (home run, 4 runs, 4 RBI).
“Fans across the country learned who Randy Arozarena was this October, and that translated well to our World Series simulation,” said Hal Richman, Strat-O-Matic President. “Tampa Bay’s team has been strong in our other simulations this year, so it’s not too surprising to us that the American League’s best team won it all.”
Each round’s series results are below; fans can see recaps for each contest at https://www.strat-o-matic.com/announcements/2020-world-series-simulation/.
2020 Strat-O-Matic Baseball World Series Results:
Game 1: Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 4
Game 2: Los Angeles 3, Tampa Bay 1
Game 3: Tampa Bay 6, Los Angeles 5
Game 4: Los Angeles 2, Tampa Bay 0
Game 5: Tampa Bay 6, Los Angeles 1
Game 6: Tampa Bay 7, Los Angeles 2