Pitching actually dominated early in Game 4 on the second straight postcard-perfect night at Dodger Stadium. I slept a few hours.
"We're not out yet", Roberts said. "It kind of got everything going and you saw everybody loosen up and just try to go out there and compete again", he added.
Game 3 veered from a slow-burner to extraordinary as the records tumbled: becoming the first World Series game to enter a sixth hour (then a seventh) and eventually finishing at a time of seven hours, 21 minutes. It was also the Dodgers' first extra-basehit in 74 plate appearances against the Red Sox in the series.
However, despite one dramatic turn after another on the field and Max Muncy living the dream with that walk-off homer well after midnight PT at the bottom of the 18th, the ratings for Fox did not hold out as long as the fans on Friday. Center is Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes. He shifted Bradley from centre to left, moved Mookie Betts from right to centre and slid J.D. Martinez -the weakest of the three- from left over to right.
Andrew Benintendi bats second and plays left field, with shortstop Xander Bogaerts dropping to fifth in the batting order.
Working on a one-hitter with a 4-0 lead, Rich Hill had just sent Eduardo Nunez down swinging for the first out of the seventh inning.
Outspoken US leader Trump was less than impressed with what transpired, hitting out at Roberts after he removed Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill following 6.3 innings.
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Buehler, who has never faced the Red Sox, gave up a combined nine runs in his first two playoff outings, both Dodgers defeats. The manager said Martinez would get more treatment Friday, and a decision would be made as game time approached.
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He said: "If I'm him, I'm hoping he takes me off before the 90 minutes is up". He's a talent - with my England hat on I need to see him playing'.
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Meanwhile, world leaders continue to urge the Saudi authorities to clarify the circumstances of the journalist's killing. He was there to pick up marriage papers, with his fiancée waiting outside in their auto .
Cora said Sale will be "back there", presumably in the bullpen, and lined up to start a potential Game 6 on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
The Dodgers confirmed Hill on their Twitter account after the Red Sox said lefty Rodriguez would be their starter.
That three hour and 46-minute-long near Halloween game of a year ago in a series that ultimately saw Houston take home their first World Series championship ended up with a 4.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 15.5 million viewers.
The Dodgers trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven Series.
Eovaldi had been scheduled to start for the Red Sox, but he threw 97 pitches in relief as one of nine pitchers they used. The Dodgers have yet to confirm their starter.
Trailing the Boston Red Sox two games to none in the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers desperately needed a gem from rookie starter Walker Buehler in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, and that is exactly what they got. Jansen allowed a career-high 13 home runs during the regular season, more than double his previous high, and now he has allowed two during the postseason.