Weary Dodgers Fans Celebrate Historic World Series Win

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Boston can put the brooms away, after Muncy's strike meant Los Angeles won 3-2 avoid a clean sweep and keep the World Series alive at 2-1 heading into Saturday's (other) game.

Late in the season during which the "bullpen game" entered baseball's lexicon and relievers became arguably more important than ever, Boston and Los Angeles set a new postseason record in Game 3 by using a combined 18 pitchers.

That three hour and 46-minute-long near Halloween game of previous year in a series that ultimately saw Houston take home their first World Series championship ended up with a 4.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 15.5 million viewers.

It's true. Bogaerts became the first player in postseason history to go 0-for-8 in a game, and Betts - the presumptive AL MVP Award victor - dodged the same fate only by drawing an intentional walk in the 13th inning. Baseball is wonderful and awful. The DH role will not be used Friday when the Red Sox take their 2-0 lead into Dodger Stadium to face Los Angeles.

Muncy connected off Nathan Eovaldi, who was in his seventh inning of relief after a grueling 7 hours, 20 minutes and 561 pitches to take home the win.

The Red Sox have yet to decide who will start in the outfield on Saturday for Game 4.

Dressed in a Red Sox jersey, Nelsons starts the video: "We challenge Gustavo and the LA Philharmonic to top our theme song".

"Awesome, he's a great kid, not because he plays for me and we run together", Cora said. The last time that happened was Game 1 of the ALCS.

Neither team got much going in the 12th - no surprise for a game dominated by pitching.

Twice before had Series games lasted 14 innings - Mets-Royals in 2014 and White Sox-Astros in 2005. Alex doesn't exactly have a Herb Brooks speech for them, saying, "They know how to do it, they're a good team".

Second baseman Ian Kinsler gloved a hard hit grounder by Yasiel Puig but slipped when turning to throw and the ball sailed wide of first, allowing Muncy to score.

A year later he's starting for the team in a huge game with them down 0-2.

The blown save spoiled a brilliant outing from Dodgers rookie right-handerWalker Buehler, who gave up just two hits over seven scoreless innings.

Red Sox: Cora hadn't decided on a Game 4 starter. Pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez got flipped on his back by catcher Austin Barnes as he chased Scott Alexander's wild pitch.