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Dodgers return to mountaintop with first World Series title in 32 years
SportsPulse: The Los Angeles Dodgers are 2020 World Series champions. USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale reflects on the Dodgers finishing off the Rays to win the World Series for the first time since 1988.
Minutes after the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their first World Series title since 1988, Major League Baseball announced that Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner had tested positive for COVID-19.
Turner was replaced at third base to begin the eighth inning and there had initially been no reason given. He was not present on the field during postgame celebrations.
Fox broke the news on the postgame show following the Dodgers 3-1 win in Game 6 on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas and Turner’s positive test was confirmed by commissioner Rob Manfred.
“Obviously we’re concerned when any of our players test positive,” Manfred said. “We learned during the game. He was immediately isolated to prevent spread.”
MLB had not reported a positive test in 57 days, and there was a soft bubble in place for the World Series.
The league dealt with several outbreaks during the regular season, which shut down the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals for extended periods.