Red Sox vs. Dodgers

Calvin Saunders
October 28, 2018

As Muncy's towering shot off Boston reliever Nathan Eovaldi sailed into the left field bleachers the capacity crowd let out a mighty roar but the Dodgers will have little time to savor the hard-fought victory with Game Four set for Saturday. They played and played and played, for 18 frames spanning seven hours and 20 minutes, during which too many insanely absurd things transpired to mention here lest this article take seven hours.

"You can't put it in words", said Jacky Bradley Jr., who hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to tie the game at 1-1 at the time.

All of it led to an instant classic of a ballgame that would be thrilling to rewatch if doing so didn't take longer than a flight from NY to London.

It was the first time in the series the Dodgers had scored first and the first time in a while the Red Sox hadn't scored first in a postseason game. "That was the most incredible pitching performance I've even seen".

The rookie right-hander joined Roger Clemens (game two, 2000) and Don Larsen (game five, 1956) as the only pitchers to throw seven or more scoreless innings while allowing two or fewer hits in a World Series game.

Empty the bullpens: The 18 combined pitchers tied a Series record. Babe Ruth pitched a complete game in that one.

"I think my beard got about 3 inches longer".

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The Dodgers are planning to use lefty Rich Hill, though there was some speculation they could start a righty as opener, feeling they have more options in their pen. "Our guys just persevered", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

"We were well-fueled", Kershaw said.

This was a true fall classic for Eduardo Nunez. Kinsler appeared on shaky footing when he scooped it up and fired toward first, and the ball sailed well wide of its target.

Manny Machado had a chance to win it for Los Angeles in the bottom of the 10th, but Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel got him to pop up with two outs and a runner on second. When Muncy saw Nunez in the seats he tagged and went to second.

Nunez then reached on a nubber to the right side and Alexander bungled the toss to first, allowing Holt to score.

But not only did the third baseman stay in the game, but he punctuated his toughness in the next half inning when diving into the stands to make a catch on a Cody Bellinger pop-up for the second out of the 13th.

The significance of Muncy's homer can not be overstated.

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