LOS ANGELES (WPRI) — The Boston Red Sox are looking to continue their winning ways after heading west for Game 3 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Backed by another strong start from David Price and a clean finish from the bullpen, Boston defeated the Dodgers 4-2 Wednesday night, putting the Red Sox two wins away from their fourth title in 15 years.
“We need to go to L.A. and not let it come back to Boston,” David Price said Thursday.
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Starting for the Red Sox will be Rick Porcello, coming off a decent start in Game 4 of the ALCS in which he allowed four runs on seven hits over four innings of work. Porcello got plenty of support from Boston’s bats, however, and the team went on to win that game and the series.
“My goal is to go out there and shut their offense down,” Porcello said.
“Relentless” has been a term thrown around as of late in describing Boston’s offense, with their penchant for plating runs late in games and with two outs. In fact, they’ve scored 36 of their 68 runs this postseason with two outs, including nine of 12 in the World Series.
As for the Dodgers, Dave Roberts said Game 3 is very critical.
“You can’t win four games in one night,” Roberts said Thursday.
Hoping to keep the Red Sox in check will be rookie starter Walker Buehler in his World Series debut. He boasted an 8-5 record and a 2.62 ERA while racking up 151 strikeouts in 23 starts for the Dodgers this season.
Game 3 and Game 4 will be played Friday and Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, along with Game 5 on Sunday night if necessary. If the Dodgers are able to get at least two wins in Los Angeles, the series would head back to Boston for any remaining games.
Directly after the World Series on Fox Providence, stay with Eyewitness Sports for our Postgame Wrap, featuring highlights, interviews and analysis from Fenway Park with Yianni Kourakis, Ruthie Polinsky Morey Hershgordon and former Red Sox pitcher and RI native Ken Ryan.