Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway in World Series opener

BOSTON (AP) The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys.

Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly, windy Tuesday night.

Benintendi had four hits, Martinez drove in two early runs and pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez golfed a three-run homer to seal it. The 108-win Red Sox got a solid effort from their bullpen after an expected duel between aces Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw never developed.

From the get-go, old Fenway Park caused all sorts of problems for the Dodgers.

Mookie Betts led off for the Red Sox with a popup that twisted first baseman David Freese as he tried to navigate the tight foul space near the stands and gauge the gusts. Lost, he overran the ball and it dropped behind him.

''You never really know,'' Benintendi said. ''The flag will be blowing one way, and the wind is actually blowing the other. You have to be on your toes pretty much.''

Given a second chance, Betts lined a single that set up a two-run first inning.

''It was important for us to score first and kind of put some pressure on them,'' he said.

In the seventh, newly inserted left fielder Joc Pederson looked hesitant as he chased Benintendi's soft fly, rushing toward the seats that jut out down the line. The ball ticked off his glove for a ground-rule double, and soon Nunez connected off Alex Wood to break open a 5-4 game.

''We didn't play the defense that we typically do. I thought we left some outs out there,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''And it didn't make Clayton's job any easier.''

The crowd and cold temperatures were no picnic for Los Angeles, either.

The oddly angled ballpark became an echo chamber even before the first pitch. Chants of ''Beat LA!'' began early, Kershaw got heckled with a sing-song serenade and Dodgers villain Manny Machado heard loud boos all evening.

Only one person wearing Dodger blue drew a cheer: Roberts, saluted in pregame introductions for the daring steal that turned the tide in Boston's 2004 playoff comeback against the Yankees.

''I think we had the advantage tonight with the weather and stuff. We've been playing through it,'' Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi said.

It was 53 degrees at first pitch and it dropped into the mid-40s by the end. That was the coldest game for Los Angeles this season and quite a contrast from last year's World Series, when it was a record 103 degrees for the opener at Dodger Stadium against Houston.

''We won Game 1 last year and lost the Series, so maybe we'll try it out this way. See if we can win one,'' Kershaw said.

Game 2 is Wednesday night, when it's supposed to be even colder. David Price, fresh from beating Houston in the ALCS clincher, starts against Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Both teams rely heavily on analytics, and it showed: With each manager searching for the most beneficial matchup, the clubs combined to use 12 pitchers and six pinch-hitters.

Benintendi scored three times for Boston, trying for its fourth championship in 15 seasons.

Matt Kemp homered and Justin Turner had three hits for the Dodgers, aiming for their first crown since 1988. Machado drove in three runs, and his RBI grounder in the fifth inning made it 3-all.

Boston retook the lead in the bottom half when Xander Bogaerts hustled to beat out a potential inning-ending double play - Dodgers reliever Ryan Madson seemed to celebrate a little too early.

Rafael Devers followed with an RBI single, making it 5-3 and giving himself an early birthday present. He turned 22 at midnight, three minutes before the game ended.

Martinez, who led the majors with 130 RBIs, gave the crowd a scare when his foot slipped rounding second base on a run-scoring double in the third. He fell hard, but soon got up.

Steve Pearce, ruled safe at first on a replay review, scored from there on Martinez's double. The ball hit a metal garage-type grate on the far center-field wall and took a weird carom, giving Pearce extra time to score.

A garage-style grate, used for groundskeeping vehicles and such. What other park has that in play?

A day before this opener, Kershaw and most of the Dodgers pooh-poohed the prospect that Fenway would cause them trouble. Most of them had never played at the oldest ballpark in the majors, built in 1912, but said they were sure they'd be OK.

It didn't quite turn out that way in their first trip to Fenway since 2010.

Besides, clubs coming to Beantown have other things to worry about.

''I think the biggest challenge for a team coming in here is you're playing the Boston Red Sox,'' Eovaldi said Monday.

The only other time the Dodgers and Red Sox met in the World Series was 1916, when Babe Ruth helped pitch Boston to the championship. Those games were at Braves Field, the bigger home park of the city's National League franchise.

Kershaw and Sale each started out wearing short sleeves, but neither warmed to the possibility of the marquee matchup. In similar outings, both were pulled before getting an out in the fifth.

Kershaw took the loss in his first appearance at Fenway, tagged for five runs on seven hits and three walks. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner fell to 9-9 in the postseason, his October results falling short of his brilliant regular-season resume.

''All the way around it wasn't a good night,'' Kershaw said.

Sale threw 91 pitches in his first outing since the ALCS opener. He was hospitalized last week for an unspecified stomach illness.

Matt Barnes, the first of six Boston relievers, got the win. Eovaldi pitched the eighth and Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth as the Red Sox bullpen held the Dodgers to one run on three hits in five innings.

Boston manager Alex Cora won in his first try guiding a club in the Series. This also marked the first World Series game between teams led by minority managers.

YAY FOR YAZ

Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski bounced the ceremonial first pitch, and decided that just wouldn't do. So he called for another ball, and the 79-year-old Hall of Famer threw a strike to injured Boston star Dustin Pedroia.

FIRST UP

The Red Sox have won Game 1 in six straight World Series, dating to 1975 vs. the Big Red Machine. ... Boston is 8-0 this postseason when scoring first. ... The team that wins the opener has won 62 percent of the championships.

UP NEXT

Price had been 0-9 in 11 postseason starts before pitching six scoreless innings to help close out the Astros in Game 5. Ryu was 1-1 with a 3.40 ERA in three playoff starts this year.

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LAD0-1
011010100480
BOS1-0
20102030X8110
  • W: M. Barnes (2-0)L: C. Kershaw (2-2)
  • HR: LAD - M. Kemp (1), BOS - E. Nunez (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B21000110.154.353.154.5071.5
a- M. Muncy PH-1B21100010.200.378.371.7491.5
J. Turner 3B51300020.313.389.396.7853.0
D. Freese 1B30200012.385.400.6921.0921.5
b- Y. Grandal PH-C00000100.125.250.292.5421.0
M. Machado SS30130002.255.308.489.7974.0
C. Taylor LF20000022.333.438.556.993-1.0
c- C. Bellinger PH-CF20000003.132.233.237.4690.0
M. Kemp DH41111012.222.263.444.7085.5
E. Hernandez CF-LF-2B40000020.100.229.200.429-1.0
Y. Puig RF30000110.303.410.485.8950.5
A. Barnes C20000011.100.182.100.282-0.5
d- J. Pederson PH-LF20000000.241.313.379.6920.0
HITTERSAB
B. Dozier 2B2
a- M. Muncy PH-1B2
J. Turner 3B5
D. Freese 1B3
b- Y. Grandal PH-C0
M. Machado SS3
C. Taylor LF2
c- C. Bellinger PH-CF2
M. Kemp DH4
E. Hernandez CF-LF-2B4
Y. Puig RF3
A. Barnes C2
d- J. Pederson PH-LF2
  • a-singled for Dozier in the 7th
  • b-walked for Freese in the 7th
  • c-flied out for Taylor in the 5th
  • d-grounded out for Barnes in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF42100121.209.306.279.5855.0
A. Benintendi LF53410001.302.362.395.7579.0
S. Pearce 1B21000102.250.382.393.7752.0
a- M. Moreland PH-1B10000011.400.500.5001.000-0.5
J. Martinez DH31220113.343.444.5711.0165.5
X. Bogaerts SS30010114.256.333.359.6921.5
R. Devers 3B20110112.364.440.500.9402.5
b- E. Nunez PH-3B11131000.235.316.471.7868.0
I. Kinsler 2B40000023.214.241.321.563-1.0
S. Leon C40200020.182.182.182.3641.0
J. Bradley CF40000023.161.333.419.753-1.0
  • a-struck out for Pearce in the 7th
  • b-homered for Devers in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - M. Kemp
  • SF - M. Machado
  • RBI - M. Machado 3 (12), M. Kemp (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, C. Bellinger 3 (3), M. Kemp 2 (2), A. Barnes
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Benintendi (4), J. Martinez (2)
  • HR - E. Nunez
  • RBI - A. Benintendi (5), J. Martinez 2 (11), X. Bogaerts (6), R. Devers (8), E. Nunez 3 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (3), R. Devers (3), E. Nunez 3 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Benintendi, R. Devers 2 (2), I. Kinsler 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Betts
  • CS - J. Martinez
FIELDING
  • DP - (Machado-Freese)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 2-2)4.07553503.911.09-5.5
R. Madson1.01001101.231.231.5
J. Urias1.01110204.150.922.0
P. Baez0.20111201.230.68-1.0
A. Wood1.12110214.761.761.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 2-2)4.0
R. Madson1.0
J. Urias1.0
P. Baez0.2
A. Wood1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Sale4.05332714.401.335.5
M. Barnes (W, 2-0)1.01000101.230.959.5
J. Kelly (H, 1)1.00000201.420.634.0
R. Brasier (H, 5)0.22111001.171.43-4.0
E. Rodriguez (H, 1)0.10000006.751.250.0
N. Eovaldi1.00000001.760.913.0
C. Kimbrel1.00000206.141.644.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Sale4.0
M. Barnes (W, 2-0)1.0
J. Kelly (H, 1)1.0
R. Brasier (H, 5)0.2
E. Rodriguez (H, 1)0.1
N. Eovaldi1.0
C. Kimbrel1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Madson
  • IBB - C. Kershaw, P. Baez
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 79-52, R. Madson 14-7, J. Urias 15-11, P. Baez 10-7, A. Wood 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 3-2, R. Madson 1-1, A. Wood 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 20, R. Madson 5, J. Urias 4, P. Baez 3, A. Wood 6
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Barnes (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 91-54, M. Barnes 14-10, J. Kelly 14-11, R. Brasier 18-11, E. Rodriguez 3-1, N. Eovaldi 16-10, C. Kimbrel 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 2-3, M. Barnes 1-1, J. Kelly 1-0, R. Brasier 1-1, N. Eovaldi 3-0, C. Kimbrel 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Sale 19, M. Barnes 4, J. Kelly 3, R. Brasier 5, E. Rodriguez, N. Eovaldi 3, C. Kimbrel 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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LAD0-1
011010100480
BOS1-0
20102030X8110
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B21000110.154.353.154.5071.5
a- M. Muncy PH-1B21100010.200.378.371.7491.5
J. Turner 3B51300020.313.389.396.7853.0
D. Freese 1B30200012.385.400.6921.0921.5
b- Y. Grandal PH-C00000100.125.250.292.5421.0
M. Machado SS30130002.255.308.489.7974.0
C. Taylor LF20000022.333.438.556.993-1.0
c- C. Bellinger PH-CF20000003.132.233.237.4690.0
M. Kemp DH41111012.222.263.444.7085.5
E. Hernandez CF-LF-2B40000020.100.229.200.429-1.0
Y. Puig RF30000110.303.410.485.8950.5
A. Barnes C20000011.100.182.100.282-0.5
d- J. Pederson PH-LF20000000.241.313.379.6920.0
Total34484131212-----
HITTERSAB
B. Dozier 2B2
a- M. Muncy PH-1B2
J. Turner 3B5
D. Freese 1B3
b- Y. Grandal PH-C0
M. Machado SS3
C. Taylor LF2
c- C. Bellinger PH-CF2
M. Kemp DH4
E. Hernandez CF-LF-2B4
Y. Puig RF3
A. Barnes C2
d- J. Pederson PH-LF2
Total34
  • a-singled for Dozier in the 7th
  • b-walked for Freese in the 7th
  • c-flied out for Taylor in the 5th
  • d-grounded out for Barnes in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF42100121.209.306.279.5855.0
A. Benintendi LF53410001.302.362.395.7579.0
S. Pearce 1B21000102.250.382.393.7752.0
a- M. Moreland PH-1B10000011.400.500.5001.000-0.5
J. Martinez DH31220113.343.444.5711.0165.5
X. Bogaerts SS30010114.256.333.359.6921.5
R. Devers 3B20110112.364.440.500.9402.5
b- E. Nunez PH-3B11131000.235.316.471.7868.0
I. Kinsler 2B40000023.214.241.321.563-1.0
S. Leon C40200020.182.182.182.3641.0
J. Bradley CF40000023.161.333.419.753-1.0
Total338118151220-----
  • a-struck out for Pearce in the 7th
  • b-homered for Devers in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - M. Kemp
  • SF - M. Machado
  • RBI - M. Machado 3 (12), M. Kemp (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, C. Bellinger 3 (3), M. Kemp 2 (2), A. Barnes
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Benintendi (4), J. Martinez (2)
  • HR - E. Nunez
  • RBI - A. Benintendi (5), J. Martinez 2 (11), X. Bogaerts (6), R. Devers (8), E. Nunez 3 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (3), R. Devers (3), E. Nunez 3 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Benintendi, R. Devers 2 (2), I. Kinsler 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Betts
  • CS - J. Martinez
FIELDING
  • DP - (Machado-Freese)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 2-2)4.07553503.911.09-5.5
R. Madson1.01001101.231.231.5
J. Urias1.01110204.150.922.0
P. Baez0.20111201.230.68-1.0
A. Wood1.12110214.761.761.0
Total8.011885121---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 2-2)4.0
R. Madson1.0
J. Urias1.0
P. Baez0.2
A. Wood1.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Sale4.05332714.401.335.5
M. Barnes (W, 2-0)1.01000101.230.959.5
J. Kelly (H, 1)1.00000201.420.634.0
R. Brasier (H, 5)0.22111001.171.43-4.0
E. Rodriguez (H, 1)0.10000006.751.250.0
N. Eovaldi1.00000001.760.913.0
C. Kimbrel1.00000206.141.644.0
Total9.08443121---
PITCHERSIP
C. Sale4.0
M. Barnes (W, 2-0)1.0
J. Kelly (H, 1)1.0
R. Brasier (H, 5)0.2
E. Rodriguez (H, 1)0.1
N. Eovaldi1.0
C. Kimbrel1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Madson
  • IBB - C. Kershaw, P. Baez
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 79-52, R. Madson 14-7, J. Urias 15-11, P. Baez 10-7, A. Wood 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 3-2, R. Madson 1-1, A. Wood 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 20, R. Madson 5, J. Urias 4, P. Baez 3, A. Wood 6
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Barnes (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 91-54, M. Barnes 14-10, J. Kelly 14-11, R. Brasier 18-11, E. Rodriguez 3-1, N. Eovaldi 16-10, C. Kimbrel 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 2-3, M. Barnes 1-1, J. Kelly 1-0, R. Brasier 1-1, N. Eovaldi 3-0, C. Kimbrel 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Sale 19, M. Barnes 4, J. Kelly 3, R. Brasier 5, E. Rodriguez, N. Eovaldi 3, C. Kimbrel 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Nunez homered to left, Benintendi and Martinez scored48
    Machado hit sacrifice fly to center, Muncy scored45
  • 5TH INNING
    Devers singled to right, Benintendi scored, Bogaerts to second35
    Bogaerts reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Betts scored, Benintendi to third, Pearce out at second34
    Machado grounded out to second, Dozier scored, Turner to third33
  • 3RD INNING
    Martinez doubled to deep center, Pearce scored23
    Machado singled to left, Turner scored, Freese to second22
  • 2ND INNING
    Kemp homered to left center12
  • 1ST INNING
    Martinez singled to shallow left center, Benintendi scored02
    Benintendi singled to shallow right, Betts scored, Benintendi to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Craig Kimbrel relieved Nathan Eovaldi
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pederson grounded out to second
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Nathan Eovaldi relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Puig grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Leon singled to shallow center
    • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
    • A. Benintendi: Benintendi grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Ryan Brasier relieved Joe Kelly
    • Joc Pederson hit for Austin Barnes
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Pederson grounded out to shortstop
    • Max Muncy hit for Brian Dozier
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Muncy singled to right center
    • J. Turner: Turner singled to shallow center, Muncy to second
    • Yasmani Grandal hit for David Freese
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grandal walked, Muncy to third, Turner to second
    • M. Machado: Machado hit sacrifice fly to center, Muncy scored
    • Eduardo Rodriguez relieved Ryan Brasier
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Bellinger flied out to shallow center
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urias Pitching:
    • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Benintendi doubled to shallow left
    • Pedro Baez relieved Julio Urias
    • Mitch Moreland hit for Steve Pearce
    • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Martinez intentionally walked
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
    • Alex Wood relieved Pedro Baez
    • Eduardo Nunez hit for Rafael Devers
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez homered to left, Benintendi and Martinez scored
    • I. Kinsler: Foul, Kinsler popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Joe Kelly relieved Matt Barnes
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Puig grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Julio Urias relieved Ryan Madson
    • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Betts popped out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Sale Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
    • Matt Barnes relieved Chris Sale
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner singled to left, Dozier to second
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Dozier to third, Turner to second on wild pitch, Foul, Machado grounded out to second, Dozier scored, Turner to third
    • Cody Bellinger hit for Chris Taylor
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bellinger flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Betts walked
    • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Benintendi singled to left center, Betts to second
    • Ryan Madson relieved Clayton Kershaw
    • S. Pearce: Ball, Betts to third, Benintendi to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Martinez struck out on foul tip
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Bogaerts reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Betts scored, Benintendi to third, Pearce out at second
    • R. Devers: Ball, Devers singled to right, Benintendi scored, Bogaerts to second
    • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Kinsler lined out to right
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Sale Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Barnes lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • S. Leon: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Leon struck out looking
    • J. Bradley: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Sale Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dozier flied out to deep left
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner singled to right center
    • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Freese singled to left, Turner to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Machado singled to left, Turner scored, Freese to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • M. Kemp: Kemp grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi singled to left
    • S. Pearce: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pearce reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Benintendi out at second
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez doubled to deep center, Pearce scored
    • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts intentionally walked
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Sale Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kemp homered to left center
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Puig walked
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Devers walked
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Leon singled to shallow right, Devers to third
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to shortstop, Leon out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Sale Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Freese singled to right
    • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Betts singled to shallow center
    • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Betts stole second, Benintendi singled to shallow right, Betts scored, Benintendi to second
    • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Pearce popped out to first
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to shallow left center, Benintendi scored
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez picked off at second, pitcher to first to second, Bogaerts fouled out to first
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)