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Red Sox Follow 18-Inning Loss With a 9-6 Win

They have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 28, 2018 5:14 AM CDT
Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce hits a three RBI-double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning in Game 4 of the World Series baseball game on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn't wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit late in Game 4 definitely didn't faze them. This plucky powerhouse just kept getting big hits to move to the brink of another championship, reports the AP. The Red Sox scored just two runs in their first 24 innings at Dodger Stadium, but added nine more in the final three innings of Game 4: Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth inning and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Red Sox emphatically rallied for a 9-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Pinch-hitter Rafael Devers singled home Brock Holt with the tiebreaking run in the ninth as Boston roared to a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

Less than a day after a wrenching, 440-minute defeat ended well past midnight, the Red Sox trailed 4-0 in the seventh inning before they shook off that heartbreak, warmed up their bats and sped away from LA. "I've never been on a team where you just get punched in the face and then come back tomorrow and act like they are totally fine," Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez said. "It's impressive." Game 5 is Sunday at Dodger Stadium, where the Red Sox can close out a spectacular season with their fourth title in 15 years. Read much more on the specifics of Saturday night's game here.

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