The Los Angeles Dodgers moved within one win of taking baseball's World Series, securing a 3-2 series lead through a tense 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Texas on Sunday night.

Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw earned his second win of the series in six days, putting the Dodgers in line for their first World Series title since 1988.

The Dodgers blasted out of the gates to lead 3-0 after two innings, after Mookie Betts and Corey Seager scored in the top of the first, and Joc Pederson hit a solo home run in the second.

Tampa hit back with two runs in the bottom of the third when Kevin Kiermaier and Yandy Diaz got home, but Max Muncy’s solo homer in the top of the fifth was the end of the scoring.

Game six of the seven-match series will take place on Tuesday.