Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Game 3 becomes longest postseason contest in Major League Baseball history

Game 3 becomes longest postseason contest in Major League Baseball history

It's true. Bogaerts became the first player in postseason history to go 0-for-8 in a game, and Betts - the presumptive AL MVP Award victor - dodged the same fate only by drawing an intentional walk in the 13th inning.

Twenty-three players on each team, including nine pitchers.

Game 3 was the longest World Series game by both innings and time (7 hours, 20minutes).

First pitch is at 5:09 p.m.

Muncy led off with a walk against Eovaldi who retired Manny Machado on a routine fly to left field and third baseman Eduardo Nunez tumbled into the stands grabbing Cody Bellinger's foul pop. They would all be leaving later that morning for Los Angeles and the next games of the series.

"It was an incredible game", Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig said. "Considering where we're at, down 2-1, home crowd behind us, I think there's a little bit of momentum on our side, yeah". We expect Richie to come out with some fire like he always has.

Then he looked at his watch and corrected himself. East Coast time. The Dodgers won 3-2, and now trail the Series 2 games to 1.

"I just had the last out in my glove and couldn't get it over there", Kinsler said. "The emotions, the adrenaline, everything was kicking in toward the end there".

Neither team got much going in the 12th - no surprise for a game dominated by pitching. Notably, a Boston team has been involved in the longest title match in all four of the major sports. "I had an opportunity to end the game right there and it didn't happen". The longest Stanley Cup final matchup was Edmonton's win over Boston in the 1990 opener, a three-overtime affair requiring an extra 55:13.

"I don't know you, gotta ask Dana that one", Cora said. It would make sense for Hill to go, but it's also possible that they too could bring back their Game 1 starter, Clayton Kerhsaw on short rest.

Jackie Bradley Jr. ties the game at 1-1 for the Red Sox with a solo home run in the eighth inning.

"Starting pitchers are used to getting their spikes on, but nothing usually comes to fruition", Kershaw said. Eovaldi came on in the 11th and had allowed only an unearned run in six innings before Muncy's leadoff homer in the bottom of the 18th.

"All I know is we're feeling pretty good about ourselves right now", Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said.

Buehler allowed only two hits and no walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out seven, throwing a career-high 108 pitches in the effort. But second baseman Ian Kinsler's wide throw on a two-out grounder by Yasiel Puig let Los Angeles score the tying run. He then went on to play for the Miami Marlins from 2012-2014, the New York Yankees from 2015-2016, and the Tampa Bay Rays for part of 2018 before joining the Red Sox.

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