Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Late, late show: Dodgers beat Red Sox in longest Series game

Late, late show: Dodgers beat Red Sox in longest Series game

They played and played and played, for 18 frames spanning seven hours and 20 minutes, during which too many insanely absurd things transpired to mention here lest this article take seven hours. And then getting a chance to hit a walk-off home run, obviously there's not many words I can use to describe that. Put it this way: The game took 15 minutes more than the entire 1939 World Series when the Yankees swept Cincinnati, STATS said.

The Dodgers have rendered runners in scoring position generally useless due to their ability to hit the longball, but it continues to haunt them as they have hit just three homers-Pederson's solo shot, Matt Kemp's Game 1 homer off of Chris Sale, and Muncy's 18th-inning blast-over the first three games of the series.

After catching criticism for his lack of effort on the basepaths in the NLCS, Dodgers infielder and pending free agent Manny Machado said he was "not the type of player that's going to be "Johnny Hustle" because it's "not (his) cup of tea".

The Red Sox now lead 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, with Game 4 set forSaturday.

Two games in one, really.

"I think my beard got about 3 inches longer". "Our guys just persevered", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Like I said, counting outs, looking at the pen, we're in good shape.

"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.

His teammates joke that he's always on the ground, and Eduardo Nunez took that reputation to new levels last night.

In the bottom half, Max Muncy was on first with one out when Cody Bellinger hit a foul popup near the third-base seats.

Brock Holt drew a leadoff walk and stole second. The others: Rick Rhoden (Game 4 in 1977) and Moe Drabowsky (Game 1 in 1966). An alert Muncy to raced home and tied the score, 2-2. Nunez made a dive into first base and jarred himself as Alexander's throw went wild, scoring Holt with the go-ahead run.

Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez celebrated Bradley's solo home run in the eighth inning.

Rodriguez will look to lead the Red Sox to a commanding 3-1 lead in the Fall Classic.

He again stayed in the game, hobbling from first to third on a Sandy Leon double later in the inning but finishing the frame stranded on base.

"It was an fantastic game", Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig said.

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