The explosive batting of the Boston Red Sox came up with a five-run cluster in the top of the ninth inning and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-9 at home in Game 4 of the World Series after coming back from a disadvantage. 0-4 at the beginning of the seventh episode.
The victory allows the Red Sox to take revenge for the loss they suffered last night by (3-2) in the Third Classic of Fall, the longest in the history of the Big Leagues with seven hours and 20 minutes of action that they lasted the 18 tickets in dispute and put 3-1 advantage in the series that they dispute to the best of seven.
One more triumph and the Red Sox, with the surprising turn of events, in an exceptional series, will give them their fourth title of the Fall Classic since 2004 and extend the drought of the Dodgers to 30 years.
During the season, the Dodgers were on the edge of a great precipice and now they do it again in the World Series after having lost an advantage against a Red Sox that kept the confidence in all the players and their Puerto Rican manager, the rookie Alex Cora , he won the duel of the strategy to his friend Dave Roberts, the team from Los Angeles.
Dominican pinch-hitter Rafael Devers hit a RBI single in the ninth inning for second baseman Brock Holt to score the lead that broke the tie at 4-4.
First baseman Steve Pearce, who in the eighth episode hit a solo homer that put the tie at 4-4 on the board, was again devastating in the ninth to hit double producer for the center right field of three runs scored by Devers, and the rangers Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi.
The Aruban shortstop Xander Bogaerts drove single drive for Pearce to complete the cluster of the five runs scored by the Red Sox and would be decisive.
Although Puerto Rican infielder Enrique Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against closer Craig Kimbrel, his offensive action came too late to avoid the Dodgers’ loss.
The Angels had been ahead on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning with a four-run cluster, including Cuban right fielder Yadiel Puig’s home run against Venezuelan starter Eduardo Rodriguez.
Everything seemed to be on track for the Dodgers to achieve their second straight win with lefty starter Rich Hill tight from the mound until in the seventh episode he started having problems and Roberts decided to take him out when there was a running back and an “out” in your account.
But relievers Scott Alexander and Ryan Madson did not do their job by leaving another runner in circulation and pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a three-run monumental homer over the right-field fence and put the 4-3 runner he threw. again in the Red Sox game.
Neither the star closer, the curazole Kenley Jansen, did his job when he left in the eighth episode to find the save and saw how Pearce also sent the ball over the wall of the center field and put the tie on the board (4- 4).
Then came the Red Sox’s hitting display in the ninth inning that completed a historic comeback with the help of relievers Matt Barnes, who worked a third inning, and Joe Kelly (1-0), who gave up three hits, but pulled out three poches in two episodes to finally stay with the victory.
The loss went to reliever Dylan Floro (0-1), who was barely two-thirds inning, in the ninth, and was punished with two hits, gave up three earned runs, and walked one.
Rodriguez, who left without a decision, worked five innings and two-thirds, gave up four hits, including Puig’s homer, four clean runs, walked two and fanned six batters.
While Hill also had no decision after six innings and a third of just one hit and a clean run allowed, he walked three and retired seven batters via the punch.
The fifth game will be played tomorrow, Sunday, on the same stage as Dodger Stadium with two other left-handed starters.
The Dodgers will go with star Clayton Kershaw (0-1), who lost the first game of the series played at Fenway Park, while the Red Sox will do so with Chris Sale, who also worked in the same game and left without decision.
Inputs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 H E C
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 8 1 9
LA.Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 9 0 6
PG: Joe Kelly (1-0)
PP: Dylan Floro (0-1)
JR: Boston: Mitch Moreland (1) and Steve Pearce (1). LA.Dodgers: Yadiuig (1) and Enrique Hernández (1). Field: Dodger Stadium. Attendance of 54,400 spectators. Duration: 3 hours and 57 minutes.