The third baseman Eduardo Nunez, who came out as a pop, sent the ball to the street in the bottom of the seventh inning and sealed the victory of the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in the first game of the World Series.
With their victory the Red Sox put numbers of 1-0 in the series of the Fall Classic that plays the best of seven and gave the Puerto Rican driver Alex Cora his first win in front of the Boston team.
Nunez (1-0) hit the back in the seventh inning and sent the ball flying 373 feet (113 meters) all around the top of left field for the Red Sox, who in 3:52 hours played the first game the World Series, played at Fenway Park, the oldest stadium in the Major Leagues.
The Dominican hit back full when responding to the shots sent by the relay Alex Wood when he led two runners down the road.
With his homer in the Red Sox pitch, the “Fenway Park”, which registered an attendance of 38,454 people, Núñez sent the recorder to the ranger Andrew Benintendi and the designated hitter of Cuban origin J.D. Martinez to seal the board for the Red Sox.
With his three RBIs Nunez, who hit perfect once on one occasion with the baton, he became the most productive slugger in the Boston ninth, looking for the fourth World Series title in the last 15 years.
Martinez drove in two runs for the Red Sox and was the timely and productive batting leader for the Boston team, which returns to the “Fall Classic” for the first time since 2013 when he won the ring.
Another Dominican, also third baseman, Rafael Devers, who made two trips to the batting box, hit once and drove a run.
In the fifth inning, Devers singled to right field and sent the bell to Benintendi, who finished with three runs, and put the slate with partial 5-3 for the Red Sox.
The Venezuelan receiver Sandy Leon hit twice in four trips to the batting box.
From the mound, the victory was credited to the relay Matt Barnes (1-0) in an episode, he worked the fifth by taking the ball from starter Chris Sale, allowing an unstoppable run.
For the Dodgers designated hitter Matt Kemp (1) blew the ball in the second inning without runners on the road.
The defeat was charged by starter Clayton Kershaw (0-1), who made his debut at Fenway Park, and always had problems controlling his pitches.
Kershaw worked four full innings, allowing seven hits and five earned runs, gave three free tickets and retired five opposing batters via punch.
While Mexican reliever Julio Urias, who came out in the sixth episode, became the youngest Los Angeles pitcher to throw in a Fall Classic game since his compatriot and left-hander Fernando Valenzuela won Game 3 of the Series World Cup 1981, 37 years before Uriah’s debut in the Classic.
Uriah, 22, made his World Series debut in Game 1 against the Red Sox after being added to the blue roster for the National League Championship Series and continuing on the roster for this final round of the postseason.
The Sinaloan returned to the mound this year for the first time since he underwent surgery on his left shoulder in mid-2017.
Valenzuela, at age 20, closed his rookie season with a flourish and the “Fernandomania” of 1981 on October 23 in Game 3 of the World Series by the Dodgers against the New York Yankees.
With the Dodgers down 0-2 in the series, Valenzuela started somewhat inconsistent by allowing four runs in the first three episodes of the game at Dodger Stadium.
But the pilot Tommy Lasorda left in the game the sonorense, who awarded that confidence with 6.0 zeros thereafter to achieve the full game and a 5-4 victory.
The Dodgers would win the next three matches to be crowned World Series champions, fifth in their history, of the six they own.
The second game of the series will take place again on Wednesday at the Red Sox field, which will go up the mound as its starter David Price, who will face Hyun-Jin Ryu, who will open for the Dodgers.
This will be the third time that the first two games of the World Series start as left-handed pitchers after it happened in the 1963 and 1973.