Game 3, Red Sox vs. Dodgers

Dean Simpson
October 28, 2018

Puig reacted exactly as one should when he has hit a monster homer in a close World Series game, which is to say he enjoyed the heck out of it. Boston was one out away from taking a commanding 3-0 lead, but anerror by second baseman Ian Kinsler allowed the Dodgers to tie the game 2-2 inthe 13th inning.

Cora said Sale will be "back there", presumably in the bullpen, and lined up to start a potential Game 6 on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Five whole innings later, Muncy would win the game, and dig the Dodgers out of what was very almost an oppressively deep hole. It also matched the 18-inning contests of Game 2 of the 2014 NLDS (Giants vs. Nationals) and Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS (Astros vs. Braves).

"Won't need a game 4 starter if game 3 never ends", pointed out one savvy fan.

Hill is well-rested, unlike most of the Dodgers' staff. Los Angeles used nine pitchers to eke out a 3-2 victory in Game 3, which lasted a record 7 hours, 20 minutes.

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He entered the game to start the bottom of the 12th, and he carried the Red Sox all the way to the 18th inning. Eovaldi gave up two runs (one earned) on three hitsover six innings with five strikeouts. With the Dodgers looking to gain the upper hand in the World Series this weekend, it remains to be seen whether he can deliver similar results once again. They were four outsaway when the Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a home run against closerKenley Jansen for a 1-1 tie.

Jansen still blew his attempt at a six-out save in his third major World Series failure of the past two years.

Moreland's blast traveled 437 feet, only two shy of Puig's big blow, and pulled the Red Sox within one.

But the Dodgers' vaunted closer shook it off to pitch a ideal ninth.

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The Dodgers trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven Series. J.D. Martinez is hitting.214 (3-for-14) with a.353 on-base percentage.

The Dodgers finally got it going in the sixth when Rodriguez hit leadoff hitter David Freese with a pitch near the knee and Justin Turner doubled down the left-field line to send pinch-runner Hernandez to third. But Roberts made it seem as if he would not have gone to his bullpen if Hill hadn't previously told him to keep a close eye on him.

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