David Price pitches Red Sox to Game Two victory
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The Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game Two of the World Series. With the victory, Boston leads the series 2-0 over Los Angeles. David Price made the start for the Red Sox while Hyun-Jin Ryu did so for the Dodgers. The game was played at Fenway Park in Boston.
Approximately a week ago, David Price pitched the best game of his postseason career against the Astros. In Game Two of the World Series, he followed it with an impressive start against an imposing Dodgers lineup. He allowed just two earned runs and three hits in an even six innings of work. Moreover, he punched out five and walked three.
The Red Sox bats were stagnated (temporarily, of course) after scoring a single run in the 2nd courtesy of an Ian Kinsler RBI single. L.A. managed to take a 2-1 lead in the 4th and held it until a big three-run bottom 5th for the Boston bats.
It was made possible by the idiosyncratic Red Sox two-out hitting. Christian Vazquez — yes, that Christian Vazquez — started the rally with a single to right field. Mookie Betts did the same and then Andrew Benintendi drew a walk, juicing the bases for Steve Pearce. Like Benny, he drew a walk off Ryan Madson, who had just entered for Ryu, to tie the game at 2-2. J.D. Martinez dropped a clutch single to right to add two more and the rest, they say, is history.
The Boston Red Sox will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:09 pm. eastern on Friday. The venue will switch to Los Angeles for Game Three of the World Series. As of now, the Red Sox have not announced who will take the mound for them. Presumably, it will be Rick Porcello because Eovaldi pitched in tonight’s contest. Whomever they choose will oppose Walker Buehler of the Dodgers.