The Los Angeles Dodgers have only had two turns at bat on Sunday evening in the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, but the National League Champions are already on top by the score of 3-0.

After scoring a pair of runs in the opening frame, the Dodgers then added a third run courtesy of an absolute bomb of a home run from outfielder Joc Pederson.

Pederson took Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow deep to left center field despite getting behind in the count 1-2 (via MLB on Twitter).

Although it is no secret that Pederson can be a streaky hitter most of the time, the veteran slugger has come up big for the Dodgers on more than one occasion this season.

Making his latest homer that much more interesting, Pederson was nearly traded to the crosstown rival Los Angeles Angels earlier in the year. In the end, it was actually the Angels that nixed the deal that would have sent both Pederson and former Dodgers and current Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling to the American League.

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It’s certainly been a powerful and thrilling World Series between the two league champs.

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