Speaking to reporters before the potential clinching Game 5 of the World Series, with the Red Sox up 3-1 on the Dodgers, Cora sounded a note of support for Betts, who's hitting.207 this postseason and.211 in the World Series. Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman agreed with that sentiment.
Game 4 was only 3 hours, 57 minutes, but had at least as many dramatic twists.
"There was a mass shooting yesterday", Hill said, referring to the shootings at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday that killed 11. "We've got to do a better job of picking him up".
Max Muncy won Friday night's World Series Game 3 with an 18th-inning opposite-field homer to left-center and breathed life into the NL champs who dropped the first two games in Boston. As such, it's probably fair to say that if he sees the chance to close things out and win it all Sunday, Sale and Porcello could see important innings late in the game. The Dodgers' relievers couldn't get the job done, allowing Boston to score nine runs over the final three innings to win the game. The 1959 Dodgers and 1975 Red Sox are the only other teams with multiple pinch-hit home runs in the same Fall Classic. The longtime Dodgers closer has three blown saves and an extra-inning loss during the past two World Series.
Dodger Stadium was already rumbling with tension and fear when Holt doubled in the ninth off losing pitcher Dylan Floro.
After Pearce arrived at second and Martinez was intentionally walked, Martinez used his hands to make a heart and mouthed "I love you!" to Pearce.
Pearce even scored Boston's ninth run on Xander Bogaerts' single, celebrating wildly with his teammates in quiet Chavez Ravine.
The Dodgers finally got it going in the sixth when Rodriguez hit leadoff hitter David Freese with a pitch near the knee and Justin Turner doubled down the left-field line to send pinch-runner Hernandez to third. Might be because he hates Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson. Hollywood luminaries also attended, including Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, James Franco, Don Johnson and Rob Lowe. A Boston win would be the end, and reduce the Dodgers to repeat World Series losers for the first time since 1977-78. Nathan Eovaldi was supposed to be the Game 4 starter, but he ended up throwing 6-plus innings - and 97 pitches - in relief. Boston picked Game 2 victor David Price to start on short rest against fellow lefty Clayton Kershaw. "We feel like a National League game, we might have to hit for him early, fifth inning or something like that".