Historic World Series Game 3 Produced Some Crazy Facts, Figures

Curt Schilling was not invited to throw out first pitch for Game 2 with 2004 Red Sox teammates

World Series Game 3: Dodgers Host Boston Red Sox In Los Angeles

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. First, Pedro Baez attempted to pick off Kinsler, who was ruled safe. When Muncy saw Nunez in the seats he tagged and went to second.

Friday night's encounter at Dodgers Stadium was also the third time a play-off game had gone 18 innings, matching games played in 2005 and 2014. The latter would be the more aggressive play, but the Red Sox can afford to play it safe knowing they'll be going back to Boston with a chance to win it all if need be.

Here are nine details you may have already forgotten from the Dodgers' historic 18-inning win. "I feel awful. I feel bad for Nate [Eovaldi]".

"That's why I always said, we're in a good place right now baseball-wise". Nathan Eovaldi (0-1), who was expected to be Boston's Game 4 starter, gave up Muncy's game-winnerafter six innings of work. And he very almost did so.

Instead, he had to chuck four-plus additional innings. But the ball bounced in front of Nunez, who collided with Barnes while trying to get out of the way, flipped over the catcher, and remained on the ground as the Red Sox' training staff came out to check on him. In six relief appearances this postseason, Rodriguez has a 6.23 ERA with one hold in 4 1/3 innings.

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At 36, Kinsler's hardly the player he was in his prime, but the former Gold Glover has always been one of the league's best defenders at second base. In hindsight, he likely had sufficient time to set his feet and make a more under-control throw. Visit SportsLine now to get MLB Playoff picks from the proven model that simulates every game 10,000 times, and find out.

"Considering where we're at, down 2-1, home crowd behind us, I think there's a little bit of momentum on our side". I was trying to keep the ball in with a guy on second base, try not to let that ball go up the middle. The least? Dodgers reliever Ryan Madson, just two. I just had the last out in my glove and couldn't get it over there. It's tough to swallow.

Hours after the Boston Red Sox won Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Betts and his cousin provided hot meals to the homeless outside the Boston Public Library, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.

The sheer lunacy of the game will, at least in part, overshadow the error.

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