It will be remembered for a very long time, by generations of both Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox fans, and not just for the fact it was the longest game in World Series history - both in number of innings (18) and total time played (seven hours, 20 minutes). After he was pulled from the game, things fell apart for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as their bullpen coughed up a 4-0 lead en route to a 9-6 loss.
In the bottom of the first, on David Price's first pitch, David Freese blasted a solo home run to right-center field. Price was brilliant in his seven-plus innings of work allowing just three hits and one run. How do we explain the Boston Red Sox? It the first postseason home run of Betts's career. A lot of people that gave up on him after his outing against New York, " Red Sox manager Alex Cora said of Price, who gave up three runs in 1 ²/₃ innings against the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
"I can't say we are the best [ever]".
"We talk about him hitting against lefties, but he does an outstanding job against the righties", Cora said". At one point, they were down 4-0, but Pearce helped start a rally in the eighth and ninth innings. A pinch-hit homer by Mitch Moreland in the seventh got them three runs. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez hit solo shots in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively.
Jansen struggled against Houston a year ago in the World Series, too.
Game 5 starter Price surrendered one run on three hits in seven plus innings to collect his third straight postseason win, while all the Red Sox runs were scored via home runs. In a surprise post-game announcement, they will ex-Ray David Price on the mound rather than Chris Sale, matched up with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
The emotional weight of Puig's blast, and the effect on Dodger Stadium, would have been impossible to overcome for many teams, even those that survived this late into October. The Steelers held a moment of silence for the victim's prior to their game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Joe Kelly shut it down - again - in the eighth, before Sale closed it in the ninth with a 1-2-3 inning, ending it when he struck out Machado.