Kenta Maeda walked the first two Red Sox to start the 15th and didn't allow a run. Martinez and left with a 1-0 lead. "I've been walking around Dodger Stadium with this thing snug, so nobody could see that". Machado, apparently thinking the ball was bound for the bleachers, took his time leaving the batter's box and had to settle for a single when it caromed off the wall. And then it nearly lasted into 2019.
The longest of those, in terms of time, lasted five hours and 41 minutes. Partially because of how long it took to get there, partially because a greater hero emerged. If Bradley hadn't hit a home run to tie the game in the top of the eighth, this game had 1-0 written all over it. But he's got tremendous stuff.
He again stayed in the game, hobbling from first to third on a Sandy Leon double later in the inning but finishing the frame stranded on base.
Bradley entered the game hitting.169 with a.635 OPS this postseason, though he did have three big hits on his way to nine RBIs and an MVP award in the American League Championship Series.
But it was not without its drama.
Nathan Eovaldi seemed to have a rubber arm.
Walker Buehler struck out two but threw 26 pitches in the first inning; 11 of which were fouled off.
Boston starter Rick Porcello gave up one run and three hits in 4 2/3 innings. It's sad that it had to be Eovaldi, really.
Fresh from starting and winning on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, lefty David Price came out of the Red Sox bullpen to pitch the ninth.
But there was, quite obviously, another hero on this night and his name was Max Muncy. But his shot to right sailed just foul and he ended up striking out. In the bottom of the 18th, though, he came through. And then getting a chance to hit a walk-off home run, obviously there's not many words I can use to describe that.
First pitch is at 5:09 p.m.
Pederson's home run was his first of this World Series and his fourth home runin six career World Series starts. The Dodgers left runners on in every inning from the fifth to the 11th. "World Series. Welcome to LA", he wrote alongside the snap.
The iconic Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier has been glowing blue with the well-known "LA" logo for the past several days, while the US Bank tower lit up with blue lights, as Dodger Stadium is illuminated in the distance. Eovaldi dropped his ERA to 3.33 in 10 starts and one relief appearance for the Red Sox, his average fastball velocity up to 97-98 miles per hour.
The game went 18 innings, the only World Series game ever to do so, clobbering the previous record of 14 innings shared by three different games. Muncy's homer - coming at the end of his improbable breakout season - could prove to be the most improbable spark. The Dodgers' 3-2 win over Boston on Friday cut Los Angeles' World Series deficit to 2-1.