The Dodgers are victorious over the Boston Red Sox winning by a score of 3-2 in the 18th inning on Friday night. Game three of the 2018 World Series officially became the longest game by innings and time.
It was Los Angeles who got on the board first, left fielder Joc Pederson homered off Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello in the 3rd inning.
Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler threw seven innings of shutout baseball before handing the ball over to closing pitcher Kenley Jansen.
After handing the ball over to the bullpen the 8th inning, Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to right field off Jansen with two outs. The Dodgers’ closer had not allowed an earned run in the 2018 postseason up until this point.
The scoring did not pick up until the 13th inning as both the Dodgers and Red Sox bullpen provided four innings of shutout relief.
Dodgers left-handed pitcher Scott Alexander started the top of the 13th with a walk to Boston’s second baseman Brock Holt. After Holt stole second base, Eduardo Nuñez recorded an infield single scoring Holt.
Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy worked a leadoff walk to start the bottom half of the 13th inning. It was Yasiel Puig who kept the Dodgers alive by driving in Muncy with an infield single.
Red Sox second baseman Ian Kinsler committed the throwing error to first that allowed Muncy to score tying the game at 2-2.
It wouldn’t be until the 18th inning that Muncy hit a walk-off homerun off Nathan Eovaldi to left-center finishing a seven-hour evening.
“It’s a momentum changer we were down 2-1 against Milwaukee too so we like where were at now,” said Dodgers Justin Turner.
Los Angeles now trails the Red Sox 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. The Dodgers look to tie the series on Saturday before returning to Boston.
Game four is scheduled to start at 5:09 p.m. on Saturday.
Pitchers are to be determined.