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Dodgers Defeat Sox in 18 Inning Thriller

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Game three of the World Series brought us more baseball than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Dodgers and Red Sox came out swinging for the fences, and it showed for all 18 innings.

The night started off with Walker Buehler absolutely dominating Red Sox hitters. The kid went seven innings and allowed just two hits without really any hard contact. He finished up striking out seven batters and not allowing a single free pass in the process.

Rick Porcello wasn’t far off of Buehler’s performance though. He allowed a solo shot to Joc Pederson, but that was essentially all he allowed. He finished up with 4.2 innings pitched and five strikeouts before getting the early hook.

Kenley Jansen allowed a solo shot in the 8th inning to Jackie Bradley Jr, and that tied the game temporarily. The Dodgers went down a run heading into the home half of the 13th thanks to a few miscues on defense.

Yasiel Puig smoked a ball up the middle with two down and Kinsler couldn’t make the throw in time to get him at first. Muncy came around to score and the marathon would continue all the way until the 18th inning.

That’s when Max Muncy decided to call game. A long drive the other way to put the Dodgers right back in the series, and easily the biggest moment of his career.

Looking Ahead

The Red Sox have yet to announce their starter, but you can be sure that Nathan Eovaldi will not be the guy. He ended up throwing 90+ pitches in last nights game, despite being the presumed game four starter. Rich Hill is the assumed starter for the Dodgers looking to even up the series.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. The Dodgers got to the World Series twice because of all your great players in spite of Dave Roberts.

    Please don’t lose Dodgers players by keeping Dave Roberts.
    The Dodgers would have won back to back World Series if they had a different manager.
    It was obvious Roberts was going to take Hill out, no matter what he says.

    In the distant past I was married to a pitcher, and know all the looks from the pitchers and managers. It’s a crime how the team has been treated.

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