World Series Game 1 in Los Angeles could be the hottest ever

Last Updated Oct 23, 2017 8:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- The first World Series game at Dodger Stadium in 29 years may break the record for the hottest in the series' history, CBS Los Angeles reports.

When the first pitch is thrown at 5:09 p.m. local time Tuesday, the temperature is forecast to be 95 degrees -- one degree warmer than the hottest World Series game on record in Phoenix.

That was on Oct. 27, 2001, when the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the 2001 World Series. The first pitch temperature was 94 degrees, and Major League Baseball ordered the roof at then-Bank One Ballpark to be opened, said Alex Lamers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

This time around, in addition to the heat, the dreaded Santa Ana winds that wreak so much havoc in Southern California's mountains and foothill areas are also expected to blow at about 25 mph from right field toward home plate.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says he doesn't expect the heat and wind to have an effect on Tuesday's game, when his team faces off against the Houston Astros.

"In Los Angeles I think that our estimation of hot is still relative to being in Southern California by the coast," Roberts said.

"The guy taking the baseball for us, I don't think that he's concerned about a little spike in heat, so we feel good," Roberts said, referring to pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who was raised in the Dallas area.

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