Kenley Jansen flushed Walker Buehler's seven-inning masterpiece and five innings later a throwing error by pitcher Scott Alexander put the Red Sox ahead, 2-1. The eight pitchers who followed Porcello did not give up an earned run over the next 12 1/3 innings, but the longer the game went on, the more it figured to have a huge impact on the Red Sox's pitching plans for the remaining two games at Dodger Stadium.
"I don't know, I just try to go out there", he said. Bradley's homer set in motion the events that led this game all the way into Saturday.
Boston manager Alex Cora made all sorts of moves, trying to help his team take a 3-0 lead. It comes as no surprise that Friday night/Saturday morning's game produced all kinds of interesting facts and figures in addition to it being the longest World Series game in history.
His follies began in the Boston 13th when, with Nunez batting, Brock Holt took off from first on a pitch that bounced.
In the bottom half, Max Muncy drew a leadoff walk and tagged up when Nunez caught a foul pop and tumbled into the third base stands.
Kinsler's first big spot: Getting hosed from center field by Cody Bellinger with the game tied 1-1 to end the top of the 10th.
"I was just laughing because everything was happening at the wrong time", he said.
"We didn't have any more players, so I didn't have any choice", he said after the game. Nunez got knocked on his back again on the play at first, but stayed in the game as Boston had no one left on its bench.
Eighteen innings - four more than any of the previous 662 World Series games.
At this point, whichever team manages to not pass out from exhaustion can claim some form of victory tonight.
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Rodriguez will look to lead the Red Sox to a commanding 3-1 lead in the Fall Classic. We expect Richie to come out with some fire like he always has.
Twice before had Series games lasted 14 innings - Mets-Royals in 2014 and White Sox-Astros in 2005. This was a gut-wrenching game for both sides.