The Boston Red Sox have been all about hitting this season and showed it on Tuesday, as the hosts defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series.
At Fenway Park Clayton Kershaw once again struggled on the big stage for the Dodgers, as the 30-year old left handed hurler from Dallas, Texas lasted four innings while allowing five earned runs on seven hits, conceding three walks and striking out a team high five batters for the contest.
The weather may have affected the squad from Southern California, as the game went into the low 40's during the contest.
Tuesday's game was the coldest for the Dodgers all season long. JD Martinez knocked in two runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Red Sox were never behind. Game 2 is expected to be colder than Game 1.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale also had an average start, as the 29-year old pitcher from Lakeland, Florida lasted four innings while surrendering three earned runs on five hits, allowing two walks and striking out a game high seven high batters for the contest.
Los Angeles won Game 1 of the Fall Classic against the Houston Astros last season, but eventually lost the series.
Former San Francisco Giant Eduardo Nunez blasted a three run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to put the lead out of reach of the Dodgers.
David Price will be the starter for the Red Sox in Game 2 and Hyun-Jin Ryu will counter for Los Angeles.
The Red Sox are 1/14 to win the series with the Dodgers 17/2.
Boston are 7/2 to win the series 4-0.
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