Clocking in at a stunning seven hours and 20 minutes with 18 innings, Game 3 of the 2018 World Series made history last night as the longest fall classic ever.
But the Dodgers would answer in similarly wild fashion in the bottom of the inning when Yasiel Puig lined a drive to second baseman Ian Kinsler who could not make the throw to first, the error allowing Muncy to score. After blowing a lead the Dodgers never blow, the Boston Red Sox are one game from shoving Los Angeles into the void.
Pitchers were knocking on Cora's door trying to offer their services for a Game 4 start.
Innings: The game went 18 innings, four more than the previous record of 14 that occurred three times - 1916, 2005 and 2015.
Eovaldi, who entered a 1-1 game in the 12th inning, was supposed to start Game 4 on Saturday.More news: Japan and China Try to Get Along, Without a Grimace
And as WBUR's Shira Springer noted to NPR's Newscast, the Red Sox haven't lost a single road game yet this postseason. That was just the third hit and first earned run he allowed (he gave up an unearned run in the 13th).
Kershaw made a brief appearance during Game 3 on Friday, albeit not on the mound. Recall how the Red Sox bullpen was the smart money bet to derail what had been a wonderful season?
The Boston Red Sox overcame a late four run deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 in Game Four of the World Series on Saturday and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. A few batters after Hill left, Boston's Mitch Moreland hit a 3 run homer off a relief pitcher. 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. Up against the Houston Astros' triumph over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the 2017 World Series on October 27 of that year, last night's match-up stumbled almost 10% in the tally from 56 markets across the nation.
Jansen still blew his attempt at a six-out save in his third major World Series failure of the past two years.
Dodger Stadium was already rumbling with tension and fear when Holt doubled in the ninth off losing pitcher Dylan Floro.
Rodriguez returns after throwing just six pitches in striking out Joc Pederson for the final out of the fifth inning Friday.