Red Sox close in on World Series championship as rally stuns Dodgers

Red Sox close in on World Series championship as rally stuns Dodgers

Max Muncy slammed an 18th inning walkoff solo homerun as the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Friday in a tension-packed marathon that entered the record books as the longest World Series game ever.

Less than 17 hours after Max Muncy's 18th-inning homer for the Dodgers ended the longest game in World Series history at 7 hours, 20 minutes, the teams were back on the field in Chavez Ravine. With a 9-6 victory, the Red Sox grabbed a 3-1 Series lead and kept rolling toward their fourth title in 15 seasons.

Bradley Jr. tied it at 1 with a drive off closer Kenley Jansen in the eighth. A much-needed win, especially after what happened (in Game 3). East Coast time. The Dodgers won 3-2, and now trail the Series 2 games to 1.

Neither team was willing to give an inch and as the game went on, it seemed like a mistake rather than a moment of brilliance would win it.

"I think my beard got about 3 inches longer". He allowed one run on three hits with a walk and six strikeouts.

The Red Sox scored just two runs in their first 24 innings at Dodger Stadium, but added nine more in the final three innings of Game 4.


Instead, momentum has shifted to Los Angeles who still need to win three out of four games to win the World Series, but it is a task they are very capable of completing.

"He's got an overt confidence, a quiet confidence, a little combo" Roberts said. "It is unbelievable how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through nearly 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever (s) who get shellacked".

"You want to have fun with it", said Rich Hill, the Dodgers scheduled Game 4 starter before a middle-of-the-night change to TBA to match Boston's probable pitcher. Most of LA's bullpen can throw again on Saturday night, since none of the eight relievers threw more than two innings or Kenta Maeda's 36 pitches.

Third baseman Justin Turner bats third, followed by shortstop Manny Machado, center fielder Cody Bellinger, right fielder Yasiel Puig, left fielder Chris Taylor, catcher Chris Barnes and pitcher Rich Hill.

Alexander inherited a runner from Hill, who had issued a leadoff walk to Xander Bogaerts.

The stadium organist was busy, too, launching into "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in the 14th inning - a second version of the seventh-inning stretch. The Dodgers have yet to confirm their starter.

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