Published: Thu, October 25, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Dodgers make Ryu Hyun-jin 1st S

Dodgers make Ryu Hyun-jin 1st S

For example, based on Boston's runs scored and allowed (Pythagorean wins), we would expect a team with a plus-229 run differential to win 104 games, four fewer than the team's actual record.

The Red Sox seek a ninth title overall, the first since 2013 and fourth in 15 seasons, while the Dodgers, who fell one win shy of last year's crown, chase their seventh World Series trophy but first since 1988. "As long as we have the win, that's all that matters", Nunez said.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 23: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Boston Red Sox hits an RBI single during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 23, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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"I didn't pitch very well, but I don't think the weather had anything to do with it", Kershaw said.

It's the first World Series meeting between the teams in 102 years, and the Boston-Los Angeles rivalry adds another layer to an event that doesn't need any more hype. On the second pitch he saw, Nunez crushed a rising line drive that snuck into the Monster Seats in left for a three-run home run. And that had to make them feel pretty dang bad as they left the field tonight. It provides the fans a chance to see two clashing styles compete for a championship every year, especially when the series bounces back and forth from American League parks to National League parks.

Against the AL champions at their chilly home park, though, that group went ice cold in Game 1. It was his first postseason victory in 12 career starts. The ball hit a metal garage-type grate on the far center-field wall and took a weird carom, giving Pearce extra time to score. He pitched seven scoreless innings in the NL Division Series and made two starts in the NLCS against Milwaukee - one a Dodgers win and also taking the loss in Game 6.

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It has been a challenging road to the World Series for the Dodgers this season. He aggravated the injury in his return later that month and when he started Boston's playoff opener, he collapsed on the field after trying to run out a ground ball in his first time at bat.

I just want to add that I went from thinking "Oh great, Eduardo Nunez is pinch hitting" to "OH MY GOD EDUARDO NUNEZ" in a span of about 37 seconds. Eovaldi pitched the eighth and Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth as the Red Sox bullpen held the Dodgers to one run on three hits in five innings.

Price had been 0-9 in 11 postseason starts before pitching six scoreless innings to help close out the Astros in Game 5.

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