In essence, Game 3 is a must-win for L.A. That's because only one team in MLB history -- the 2004 Red Sox, of course -- have come back from down 3-0 to win a best-of-seven series.
David Price pitches Red Sox past Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2 of World Series - @NBCSports
The game turned in the fifth inning when Ryu was pulled with two outs and the bases loaded, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts put in reliever Ryan Madson.
Youve worked your whole life to get here. And the world is watching. @BryanCranston & @GaryClarkJr set the scene for @Dodgers vs. @Red Sox World Series Game 2.
In Game 2, Boston plated the first run, but the Dodgers claimed their first lead of the series on a Yasiel Puig RBI single in the fourth.
According to MLB, Puig was playing 319 feet away from home plate in right field in the fifth inning.
It was Price’s second straight postseason win, following his victory over the Houston Astros in the clinching Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.
Given that Nathan Eovaldi pitched out of the bullpen in the first two games of this series, it seems likely that Rick Porcello will start Game 3 for the visiting Red Sox.
Price threw a scoreless sixth and Red Sox manager Alex Cora turned to his bullpen to close out the game.
The Red Sox are halfway to a World Series title after beating the Dodgers, 4-2, in Game 2 at Fenway Park
Red Sox defeat Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2 of World Series
Price has had an up-and-down career in Boston, his struggles against the New York Yankees have been beyond well-documented, but there’s no question that he has stepped up in the two biggest games of his Red Sox career.
The Red Sox might have just closed Fenway Park down for 2018 by winning Game 2 of the World Series, 4-2. They have the Dodgers in a 2-0 hole as the series shifts to LA for the next three games. Kimbrel looks automatic again, kind of like Boston hitters with two outs and RISP.
The Boston Red Sox prevailed by a score of 4-2 over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.
Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2: David Price once again outstanding in Game 2 World Series victory over Dodgers
The Dodgers lose, 4-2. The Red Sox lead the World Series, 2-0. Boston bullied the Dodgers at Fenway Park. Dave Roberts rode Ryan Madson, and it backfired. The starters haven’t recorded an out in the sixth in this series. The offense went 0-for-16 to end the game.
The Red Sox scored their first run of the game in the second inning with two outs when Ian Kinsler drove in Xander Bogaerts with a double.
And Game 2 is in the books. #RedSox 4, #Dodgers 2 Boston takes a 2-0 #WorldSeries lead to LA.
Four batters later, Puig let a line drive off the bat of J.D. Martinez fall in front of him, which allowed two runs to score and gave the Red Sox a 4-2 lead.
The Dodgers just dug themselves a giant hole as the Red Sox secured a 4-2 Game 2 win Wednesday at Fenway Park to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series.
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Red Sox beat the Dodgers again to take 2-0 in World Series. Game 3 is Friday in L.A.
Framed another way, when Madson entered the game the Red Sox, per basic win expectancy, had a 45.9 percent chance of winning Game 2.
Then, in the fifth inning, the Red Sox had five batters reach base in a row and scored three runs to take a 4-2 lead after Hyun-Jin Ryu retired the first two batters of the inning.
The @RedSox have taken an early lead against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. The Red Sox are 8-0 when scoring first this postseason.
#RedSox 8, #Dodgers 4 in Game 1. The Red Sox are 8-2 this postseason and have won five straight. They are now 13-2 in World Series games since 2004, 7-1 at Fenway Park.