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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Welcome to Game 1 of the World Series:

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers are stacking the deck with RHHs against LH Chris Sale in Game 1. Brian Dozier, Justin Turner, David Freese, Manny Machado, Chris Taylor, Matt Kemp, Kiké Hernandez, Yasiel Puig and Austin Barnes, respectively. Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy all on the bench.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Red Sox have one roster change from their ALCS roster, but it's not pitcher Steven Wright. Instead, lefty Drew Pomeranz has been added in place of Brandon Workman, giving the Red Sox a second lefty in the bullpen along with Eduardo Rodriguez.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Just to start the World Series on a high note, I pass along this note from ESPN Stats & Info: Tim Timmons, who has the home plate assignment in Game 1, has called a strike correctly on 89.8 percent of batters' takes this season, 83rd out of 89 umpires.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox manager Alex Cora joked that Dave Roberts, a good friend and a former teammate, "makes a lot of money" signing autographs because of his stolen base. "I know he puts ‘the greatest stolen base in the history of the game.' He makes a lot of money in an hour. Probably he's making money right now."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw made an interesting point about deep bullpens essentially replacing starting rotations on some organizations: "It's a very cost-effective thing to do, obviously, to ‘bullpen' and have a deep bullpen because starting pitchers are more expensive. But I think us as an organization, us as a union, will definitely have to take a closer look at that, if that's the way the game is going. Because I think everybody should be compensated according to what they are worth in the game. So if the bullpen is going to have more value, they're going to have to pay them more. I think that's just the bottom line."