Thursday, October 25, 2018

David Price Shines Again, Red Sox Take Game Two, Beat Dodgers, 4-2

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David Price has apparently figured out this postseason thing. For the second straight playoff start, the Sox lefty pitched brilliantly for six innings—this time, giving up just two runs on three hits, while striking out five. After trailing 2-1, Boston put together another patented two-out rally—plating three runs to take a 4-2 lead that held up. The key hit was a two-run, opposite-field flair by J.D. Martinez—who still looked gimpy on his injured right ankle. Mookie Betts broke out with three hits, also scoring a run. The other two RBIs came on a base-loaded walk by Steve Pearce and and RBI single by Ian Kinsler. The game also featured an incredible spread-eagle, leaping grab in left field by Andrew Benintendi. And, amazingly, the suddenly peerless Red Sox bullpen did it again—going three hitless innings. Once again, Nathan Eovaldi pitched a flawless eighth inning (making Rick Porcello the default Game Three starter). And, Craig Kimbrel—looking like the old Kimbrel—got the save. Boston needs just two more wins in the remaining five games to capture their 9th World Series Championship. On to L.A.