Red Sox beat Dodgers to take stranglehold on World Series

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Several hours before Cora's bombshell, Sale was brought into the pregame interview room to talk about the start.

FOX cameras caught the Red Sox ace exhorting his teammates with what appeared to be an expletive-laden diatribe as the tried to mount a comeback from a 4-0 deficit agianst the Dodgers bullpen in Game 4 of the World Series.

Rodriguez was 13-5 with a 3.82 ERA and 146 strikeouts in the regular season. "Obviously, [Price] has been throwing the ball well".

Kinsler, 36, went on to say that he feels "terrible" about the play and he feels like he disappointed the team.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had seen enough. They'll be bragging about staying up to watch the entire game. He went five in five of them.


The Dodgers won that game, 3-2, in the wee hours of Saturday morning in Los Angeles after Max Muncy's homer leading off the 18th inning. This team, man. You never know who it's going to be.

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.

"We're not out yet", Roberts said. "But for those guys to give us big outs and pick us up when we needed it, it's kind of a signature of our ballclub". Boston picked game two victor David Price to start on short rest against fellow lefty Clayton Kershaw. Xander Bogaerts added one more RBI-hit in a five-run ninth inning. It was the sixth inning and there were two on in a scoreless game. However, Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez threw the ball away while trying to complete the double play at first, allowing Justin Turner to race home with the game's first run.

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

The 35-year-old journeyman connected off All-Star closer Kenley Jansen for a tying homer in the eighth, and cleared the bases one inning later with a double to the gap.


Brock Holt drew a leadoff walk and stole second.

That's Nathan, as in Nathan Eovaldi. That included an 0-for-2 by Eovaldi who found himself hitting in the No. 3 hole. But just do not forget to call their Game 4 victory this: The kind of comeback from which champions are forged.

Game 3 was the longest World Series game by both innings and time (7 hours, 20 minutes).

The Dodgers, chasing their first World Series title in 30 years, lost last year's Fall Classic to the Houston Astros - but will aim to level this year's series at 2-2 when they host game four on Saturday.

Playing at LA, the Red Sox lose their DH ability and Martinez will have to be in the starting lineup given how hot he is.


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