Dodgers win after incredible 18 innings
The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in 18 innings on Friday in a pivotal Game 3 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium.
Max Muncy smacked a walk off home run off of Nathan Eovaldi to lead off the 18th to leave LA trailing 2-1 in the series.
It was effectively a must win scenario for the Dodgers with no team having ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the World Series.
Walker Buehler went the first seven innings for the hosts and did not allow a run on two hits and no walks while striking out seven.
Kenley Jansen blew the save and LA would end up using nine pitchers before Alex Wood was credited with the win.
Boston also used nine pitchers, but with Rick Porcello only going 4 2-3 innings the Red Sox were forced to get creative with David Price pitching 2-3 of an inning and Eovaldi going the final 6+.
The expected Game 4 starter, Eovaldi conceded two runs, one of which was unearned, on three hits and a walk while striking out five in an exceptional effort.
The issue now revolves around the next couple of games. Boston may well have handed the initiative in the series back to the Dodgers by electing to use Eovaldi.
The Red Sox are expected to use either Drew Pomeranz or Eduardo Rodriguez in Game 4, the latter tossing six pitches in Game 3 to close out the fifth.
Boston are 6/5 to win Game 4, with LA 5/7. The Red Sox are 5/1 to win the World Series 4-3.
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