Late, late show: Dodgers beat Red Sox in longest Series game

Dean Simpson
October 27, 2018

The Boston Red Sox second baseman had a chance to seal a win Saturday morning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series.

Eovaldi threw more than one-third of Boston's 283 pitches, allowing two runs - one earned - and three hits in six innings.

The 24-year-old rookie right-hander needed 26 pitches to retire the first three batters he faced - the most thrown in a 1-2-3 inning in post-season history.

Cody Bellinger used his left arm to bail the Dodgers out late in the 10th inning, tossing a laser and throwing out Ian Kinsler at the plate to keep the game tied at 1-1.


Kinsler stumbled on the outfield grass when he gloved Puig's grounder up the middle and his off-balance throw was very wide of Vazquez, a catcher playing first.

In the immediate aftermath, Red Sox manager Alex Cora couldn't say who he'd be sending to the mound in game four on Saturday, when he'd planned to have Eovaldi as his starter. "Our guys just persevered", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

No U.S. major team sport DOUBLED the length of a game in its championship. Lost the lead in the eighth inning when Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-out homer matched Joc Pederson's shot in the third.

His effort is now etched in World Series lore - even as the losing pitching. Los Angeles went on to win in 18 winnings, narrowing Boston's lead in the best-of-seven series to 2-1.


In the bottom half, Muncy drew a leadoff walk and tagged up when Nunez caught a foul pop and tumbled into the third base stands.

Bradley moved to left, Betts to center and Martinez to right field several times when Manny Machado came to the plate, then they returned to their positions. "This whole year has been a surreal experience that it's hard to put into words". An alert Muncy to raced home and tied the score, 2-2.

Here are nine details you may have already forgotten from the Dodgers' historic 18-inning win.

Buehler stymied the Red Sox through seven innings. After giving up one weird run in the 13th on Scott Alexander's throwing error, Los Angeles' relievers eventually yielded just one hit in the final five extra innings. It is the only World Series game to go 18 innings.


Nathan Eovaldi, 28, proved he's one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history when he gave it his all in the shocking third game of the 2018 World Series on October 26, which became the longest one in history after it lasted for 7 hours, 20 minutes with 18 innings. Left-hander Rich Hill had been set to go.

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