Red Sox vs. Dodgers – WORLD SERIES – Game 3 – Recap | Stats

In longest World Series game, Dodgers outlast Red Sox in 18
Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 18th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 early Saturday to pull within 2-1.

Max Muncy’s home run leading off the bottom of the 18th inning finally ended the longest World Series game in history early Saturday and gave Los Angeles a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox that drew the Dodgers to 2-1 in the best-of-seven matchup.

“You’d look up and see 18th inning and like, holy cow,” Muncy said. “There was no give up.”

While the Dodgers mobbed Muncy at home plate, the Red Sox will rue one that got away.

They were oh-so-close in the 13th to taking a huge 3-0 lead. But second baseman Ian Kinsler’s wide throw on a two-out grounder by Yasiel Puig let Los Angeles score the tying run in a game that lasted 7 hours, 20 minutes.

“It was just a bad night,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “We had some situations that we could have put them away and then we didn’t. And at the end we paid the price.”

Muncy homered to left-center off Nathan Eovaldi, jolting the remaining fans to their feet at 12:30 a.m. A grinning Muncy tossed his helmet in the air as he headed for third.

Recalling Kirk Gibson’s winning pinch-hit homer in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Muncy came within feet of ending it in the bottom of the 15th. But his shot to right sailed just foul and he ended up striking out.

“I really thought I had it,” Muncy said. “That was kind of defeating at that point, but I was able to get back and get another shot.”

The battle of attrition had a bit of everything, including 18 pitchers and 27 position players. Never before had a Series game gone more than 14 innings.

“Parts of three games, I think,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It was a must-win for us. Our guys just persevered.”

Long after rookie Walker Buehler dazzled over seven shutout innings for the Dodgers, things got interesting.

The Red Sox tied it 1-all in the eighth on a homer by Jackie Bradley Jr. and took a 2-1 lead in the 13th.

The Dodgers answered with the tying run in the bottom of the inning.

After Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger made the throw of his life in the 10th, both teams scored on bizarre errors in the 13th.

Cora used starter David Price in relief, rotated his outfielders in the middle of innings and even put catcher Christian Vazquez at first base for the first time in his big league career.

Out of position players, Roberts called on ace Clayton Kershaw to pinch-hit in the 17th. He flied out.

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Scoring Summary

Team Stats

Red Sox

Red Sox Hitting
Hitters H-AB AB R H RBI BB K #P AVG OBP SLG
M. BettsRF-CF-RF-CF-RF 0-7 7 0 0 0 1 3 30 .267 .353 .333
X. BogaertsSS 0-8 8 0 0 0 0 2 34 .067 .125 .133
M. Moreland1B 0-5 5 0 0 0 0 2 28 .000 .000 .000
N. EovaldiP 0-2 2 0 0 0 0 2 10 .000 .000 .000
J.D. MartinezLF-RF-LF-RF 0-3 3 0 0 0 1 2 20 .300 .417 .400
I. KinslerPR-2B 0-3 3 0 0 0 0 1 13 .100 .100 .100
B. Holt2B-LF-RF-LF 1-6 6 1 1 0 1 1 26 .167 .286 .167
R. Devers3B 0-3 3 0 0 0 0 2 16 .111 .200 .111
c – E. NunezPH-3B 2-4 4 0 2 0 0 0 13 .600 .600 1.200
J. Bradley Jr.CF-LF-CF-LF-CF-LF-CF 2-5 5 1 2 1 2 1 28 .250 .357 .500
C. VazquezC-1B 1-7 7 0 1 0 0 1 27 .200 .200 .200
R. PorcelloP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
E. RodriguezP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
a – B. SwihartPH 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
J. KellyP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
R. BrasierP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
M. BarnesP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
b – A. BenintendiPH 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 .444 .500 .556
D. PriceP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
C. KimbrelP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
d – S. PearcePH 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 .000 .429 .000
H. HembreeP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
S. LeonC 1-2 2 0 1 0 1 1 15 .500 .571 .667
TEAM 7-57 57 2 7 1 7 19 278
c-flied out to center for R Devers in the 10th
a-grounded to third for E Rodriguez in the 6th
b-struck out swinging for M Barnes in the 9th
d-walked for C Kimbrel in the 11th
  • Batting
  • 2B:

    León (1, Floro)

  • HR:

    Bradley Jr. (1, 8th inning off Jansen 0 on, 2 Out)

  • RBI:

    Bradley Jr. (1)

  • 2Out RBI:

    Bradley Jr.

  • SH:

    Porcello

  • GIDP:

    Bogaerts

  • Team RISP:

    1-7 (Núñez 1-2, Vázquez 0-1, León 0-1, Bogaerts 0-1, Betts 0-2)

  • Team LOB:

    9

  • Baserunning
  • SB:

    Holt (1, 2nd base off Alexander/Barnes)

  • CS:

    Bradley Jr. (1, 2nd base by Buehler)

  • Fielding
  • E:

    Kinsler (1, throw)

Red Sox

Red Sox Pitching
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR PC-ST ERA PC
R. Porcello 4.2 3 1 1 1 5 1 61-43 1.93 61
E. Rodriguez 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6-5 0.00 6
J. Kelly 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12-9 0.00 12
R. Brasier 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 18-15 5.40 18
M. Barnes 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 23-14 0.00 23
D. Price 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 13-7 2.70 13
C. Kimbrel 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 28-17 0.00 28
H. Hembree 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 25-14 0.00 25
N. Eovaldi (L, 0-1) 6.0 3 2 1 1 5 1 97-62 1.13 97
TEAM 17.0 11 3 2 5 15 2 283-186 283
  • Pitching
  • First-pitch strikes/Batters Faced:

    Porcello 15/18; Rodríguez 1/1; Kelly 4/4; Brasier 4/4; Barnes 1/4; Price 1/3; Kimbrel 5/6; Hembree 0/4; Eovaldi 14/22

  • Called strikes-Swinging strikes-Foul balls-In play strikes:

    Porcello 10-3-18-12; Rodríguez 1-1-3-0; Kelly 0-2-3-4; Brasier 4-2-6-3; Barnes 2-4-6-2; Price 2-1-2-2; Kimbrel 3-2-8-4; Hembree 3-2-7-2; Eovaldi 11-14-22-15

  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls:

    Porcello 2-7; Rodríguez 0-0; Kelly 1-2; Brasier 1-1; Barnes 1-0; Price 0-1; Kimbrel 1-3; Hembree 1-1; Eovaldi 2-11

  • Game Scores:

    R Porcello 58

Dodgers

Dodgers Hitting
Hitters H-AB AB R H RBI BB K #P AVG OBP SLG
J. PedersonLF 1-7 7 1 1 1 0 3 37 .100 .100 .400
K. MaedaP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J. UriasP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
d – C. KershawPH 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
A. WoodP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J. Turner3B 2-8 8 0 2 0 0 2 27 .294 .294 .353
M. Muncy1B-2B 2-6 6 2 2 1 2 1 46 .333 .455 .778
M. MachadoSS 1-7 7 0 1 0 0 1 28 .214 .200 .214
C. BellingerCF 1-7 7 0 1 0 0 2 35 .100 .100 .100
Y. PuigRF 2-7 7 0 2 0 0 0 19 .231 .286 .231
Y. GrandalC 1-3 3 0 1 0 1 2 21 .250 .500 .250
A. BarnesPR-C 0-2 2 0 0 0 1 0 15 .000 .143 .000
C. Taylor2B 0-4 4 0 0 0 1 1 21 .000 .182 .000
R. MadsonP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
S. AlexanderP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
D. FloroP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
c – D. FreesePH-1B 0-2 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 .429 .500 .429
W. BuehlerP 0-2 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .000 .000
a – M. KempPH 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .111 .500
K. JansenP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
b – B. DozierPH 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .286 .000
P. BaezP 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
E. Hernandez2B-LF 1-3 3 0 1 0 0 0 13 .111 .111 .111
TEAM 11-61 61 3 11 2 5 15 283
d-lined out to right for J Urias in the 17th
c-grounded to pitcher for D Floro in the 14th
a-grounded to shortstop for W Buehler in the 7th
b-fouled out to catcher for K Jansen in the 9th
  • Batting
  • 2B:

    Turner (1, Porcello); Muncy (1, Kimbrel)

  • HR:

    Pederson (1, 3rd inning off Porcello 0 on, 2 Out); Muncy (1, 18th inning off Eovaldi 0 on, 0 Out)

  • RBI:

    Pederson (1), Muncy (1)

  • 2Out RBI:

    Pederson

  • Team RISP:

    1-4 (Machado 0-1, Puig 1-1, Muncy 0-1, Dozier 0-1)

  • Team LOB:

    12

  • Baserunning
  • CS:

    Bellinger (1, 2nd base by Price)

  • Picked Off:

    Bellinger (1st base by Price)

  • Fielding
  • E:

    Alexander (1, throw)

  • DP:

    2 (Bellinger-Barnes, Machado-Muncy-Freese)

  • Outfield Assists:

    Bellinger (Kinsler at Home)

Dodgers

Dodgers Pitching
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR PC-ST ERA PC
W. Buehler 7.0 2 0 0 0 7 0 108-72 0.00 108
K. Jansen (B, 1) 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 32-21 4.50 32
P. Baez 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 26-16 2.45 26
R. Madson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-1 0.00 2
S. Alexander 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 19-9 6.75 19
D. Floro 1.2 1 0 0 1 3 0 29-19 0.00 29
K. Maeda 2.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 36-24 0.00 36
J. Urias 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11-5 3.00 11
A. Wood (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 15-6 3.86 15
TEAM 18.0 7 2 2 7 19 1 278-173 278
  • Pitching
  • IBB:

    Betts (By Floro)

  • First-pitch strikes/Batters Faced:

    Buehler 15/22; Jansen 3/7; Báez 6/8; Madson 0/1; Alexander 1/5; Floro 5/7; Maeda 4/8; Urías 1/4; Wood 1/3

  • Called strikes-Swinging strikes-Foul balls-In play strikes:

    Buehler 20-12-25-15; Jansen 5-5-6-5; Báez 1-6-4-5; Madson 0-0-0-1; Alexander 3-2-1-3; Floro 6-5-5-3; Maeda 8-7-7-2; Urías 2-0-0-3; Wood 1-1-2-2

  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls:

    Buehler 7-6; Jansen 1-3; Báez 1-3; Madson 1-0; Alexander 1-1; Floro 1-1; Maeda 1-0; Urías 1-2; Wood 3-0

  • Game Scores:

    W Buehler 80