Saturday, October 27, 2018

Red Sox Lose Longest Game In World Series History, 3-2—Lead Series 2-1

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Well, this one will be memorable, anyway. After seven hours and twenty minutes, the Dodgers walked-off with a 3-2 wina game Boston should have won in the 13th inning. Ian Kinsler threw wide past first base on what would have been the final out and given Boston a commanding 3-0 series lead. But the game droned on—and the Red Sox offense was generally put to sleep by a succession of LA pitchers. The hero—even in the loss— was Nathan Eovaldi who pitched six relief innings, giving up just three hits, but also the eventual winning home run in the devastating loss. There were several questionable managerial moves—but the biggest may have been Alex Cora lifting Rick Porcello after only 57 pitches. That move had a cascading impact on the rest of the game. The non-existent Boston offense found itself behind 1-0 in the eighth inning until Jackie Bradley, Jr. tied the game with a two-out solo home run. The Red Sox surged ahead in the 13th on a walk, steal and two-base error. But they could not hold on. Game Four is tonight—and it's anybody's guess who will pitch for Boston (probably Eduardo Rodriguez).