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DODGERS RETURN TO LA DOWN 2-0

The Los Angeles Dodgers World Series struggles continue as the Red Sox take Game two in Boston on Tuesday.

Boston struck first in the 2nd-inning as second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a line drive to left field off starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu scoring shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

The Dodgers responded in the 4th-inning scoring two runs off left-handed pitcher David Price. Matt Kemp drove in the Dodgers first run with a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring David Freese. Yasiel Puig kept the Dodgers rolling as he singled to center field scoring Manny Machado.

Ryu found himself in a jam with two outs in the 5th-inning after giving up back-to-back singles to catcher Christian Vasquez and right fielder Mookie Betts. 

Los Angeles’ manager Dave Roberts called on the veteran right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson to relieve Ryu. Madson walked first baseman Steve Pearce to load the bases for designated hitter J.D Martinez.

Martinez hit a line drive to right field scoring two, giving the Red Sox a 4-2 lead. 

The Red Sox have taken advantage of mistakes and continue to rally with two outs.

Teams that play well at home feast on extra outs, extra bases,” Roberts said.

Boston’s bullpen was too much for the boys in blue as they failed to record a hit after the 4th-inning rally, retiring 16 batters in-a-row to finish out game two.

Dodgers starters Justin Turner, Manny Machado, Matt Kemp, and Yasiel Puig combined for 2-hits in 14 at-bats.

Walker Buehler is scheduled face off with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello as the Dodgers return to Chavez Ravine for a must win game three. 

Only the 2004 Red Sox have ever come back to win a best-of-seven series from being down 3-0.

First pitch is schedule for 5:09 p.m. on Friday.

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