"Game 5 is a very important game to win the World Series, and I'm looking forward to pitching that game and hopefully putting us in a great spot going back to Boston".
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With the work of the starting pitchers undone, it set up another bullpen game - which in theory should have favored the Dodgers, whose relief corps fared better in terms of workload during Friday's 7-hour, 20-minute game that was the longest in postseason history.
What will the do for an encore tonight? His108 pitches were three more than he has thrown in a game during his briefmajor league career. If Los Angeles were to come back it would be their first World Series win since 1988.
Martinez took a couple more shaky swings in Game 4, striking out twice against Rich Hill and later fanning for a third time.
The Red Sox are tweaking their lineup against left-hander Hill.
Dodgers starter Walker Buehler, 108 pitches; Eovaldi 97.
Working on a one-hitter with a 4-0 lead, Rich Hill had just sent Eduardo Nunez down swinging for the first out of the seventh inning. The Red Sox now own a commanding 3-1 lead in the 114th Fall Classic.More news: Cardiff captain Sean Morrison hopes Liverpool win Premier League
The stadium organist was busy, too, launching into "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in the 14th inning - a second version of the seventh-inning stretch.
Not that the Red Sox needed them much beyond Pearce. Up against the Houston Astros' triumph over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the 2017 World Series on October 27 of that year, last night's match-up stumbled almost 10% in the tally from 56 markets across the nation.
The Dodgers were short on offense but did get some defensive heroics in the10th inning when center fielder Cody Bellinger cut down the go-ahead run athome plate.
The Dodgers' Enrique Hernández put less distance between the run totals with a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn't enough to overcome Boston's lead.
Nearly lost amid Muncy's late inning fireworks was a superb performance from Dodgers rookie starter Walker Buehler who pitched a seven inning gem.
His team down by a run, Steve Pearce was limbering up outside the Boston dugout before the eighth inning when manager Alex Cora called him back to the bench for a quick word.