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Nunez hits stupefying homer in lieu to Red Sox big Game One victory

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The Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in Game One of the World Series. With the win, Boston takes a 1-0 series lead. Chris Sale took the hill for the Red Sox while Clayton Kershaw did so for Los Angeles. The game was played at Fenway Park in Boston.

Chris Sale made his return to the mound after a notable missed start in the ALCS due to a stomach problem. He allowed three earned runs, struck out seven and walked two in four innings of work. It was littered with mix results but the velocity was encouraging.

Boston never trailed in the game, commencing with two early runs in the first. It started off with a Mookie Betts single and steal, which got America free tacos on November 1st. Andrew Benintendi, starting his four-hit game, drove him in and later came home on an RBI-single from J.D. Martinez.

The game really came alive in the bottom 7th when the Sox clung to a very narrow lead, 5-4. Alex Cora made a controversial decision to pinch-hit Eduardo Nunez for Rafael Devers against the left-handed pitcher Alex Wood. Devers had been the better hitter all year even with the platoon advantage going to Nunez. With two runners on base, the world was chastising the Red Sox skipper’s logic. Consequently, Nunez proceeded to blast a bullet that just barely got over the monster for a three-run homer.

It essentially put the game out of reach, as Nathan Eovaldi and Craig Kimbrel threw scoreless innings to close the ball game.

The Boston Red Sox will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:09 p.m. eastern for Game Two of the World Series. David Price will take the mound against Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers.

Patrick Green
Founder and owner of Red Sox Unfiltered. Communications major at UNCC.

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