Los Angeles rookie Tony Gonsolin will start Game 6 of the World Series for the Dodgers on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts made the announcement early Monday morning after the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Walker Buehler would pitch Game 7, if necessary.
Gonsolin will oppose Blake Snell for the Rays.
Gonsolin, 26, served as an opener for the Dodgers in Game 2, pitching 1 1/3 innings in a game won by the Rays. Gonsolin gave up a run on one hit - a home run - while walking one and striking out one.
Gonsolin started Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, giving up five runs on three hits and three walks while striking out seven. He took the loss. He also appeared in relief against the Braves in the deciding Game 7, giving up two runs in two innings.
He is 0-2 with a 9.39 ERA in 7 2/3 innings in the postseason.
Snell no-hit the Dodgers through the first four innings of Game 2 but couldn't complete the fifth, settling for a no-decision.
Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, is 2-2 with a 3.03 ERA in the postseason. He started Game 1 of each of the Rays' postseason series, save for the World Series after starting Game 6 against the Houston Astros of the American League Championship Series.
--Field Level Media