Longest-ever World Series game smashes some home-run memes

Longest-ever World Series game smashes some home-run memes

The Red Sox now lead the best-of-seven series by a 2-1 margin after a marathon Game 3 loss that ended with a Max Muncy walkoff homer.

"You look up and see the 18th inning, and you're like, holy cow, where did the game go?" Baseball is wonderful and bad. His 97th pitch, which Muncy deposited into the left-field stands to give the Dodgers' their first win of the Series, won't tarnish Eovaldi's effort - or his growing legend. Nathan Eovaldi (0-1), who was expected to be Boston's Game 4 starter, gave up Muncy's game-winnerafter six innings of work.

Walker Buehler, a 24-year-old rookie right-hander, will be the center of attention when he starts Game 3 for the Dodgers in Friday's late-afternoon twilight against Rick Porcello. Dodgers 4, Red Sox 3.

"All I know is we're feeling pretty good about ourselves right now, to have two more games at home, but right now our focus is (Saturday)", he said.

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Twice before had Series games lasted 14 innings - Mets-Royals in 2014 and White Sox-Astros in 2005.

"Well, actually after the dirt-ball, when the catcher ran over him, he felt he was in bad shape", Cora said.

Neither team got much going in the 12th - no surprise for a game dominated by pitching. I walked up and I said, 'Hello, ' because we have a mutual friend, and then all the people from the club came out and he just walked away.

Utility man Brock Holt scored the go-ahead run during the top of the 13th inning to put Boston ahead, 2-1, and, with a runner on second and two outs in the bottom of the frame, Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hit what appeared to be a routine grounder up the middle.

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Nearly lost amid Muncy's late inning fireworks was a superb performance from Dodgers rookie starter Walker Buehler who pitched a seven inning gem. Bellinger lined himself up perfectly to catch it and fire home, but his throw drew catcher Austin Barnes several steps up the third-base line.

Game 4 is scheduled to begin at 8:09 p.m. ET Saturday ... or in less than 18 hours from the finish of Game 3. The Boston-played and Red sox winning three-hour primetime Game 2 of this year delivered 13.46 million viewers with a 3.3/15 rating among the 18-49s in the final numbers for the Rupert Murdoch owned network. "So I'm not gonna have that on my conscious again", Jackson said.

Since the Red Sox were out of position players, Nunez stayed in the game and hit a weak dribbler toward the first base side.

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