Eventually, someone had to score.
Tied at one, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers played into the 13th inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, with both teams struggling to manufacture a run against the other’s bullpen.
But that all changed in the top of the 13th.
Brock Holt led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch by Scott Alexander. Eduardo Nunez then hit a dribbler down the first base line that Alexander fielded, but with first baseman Max Muncy charging on contact, Alexander tried to flip to second baseman Chris Taylor to get the out at first. Alexander’s flip was a touch off target, though, bouncing off Taylor’s glove and rolling down the right field line, allowing Holt to trot home to give Boston a 2-1 lead.
It’s been a wild night at Dodger Stadium, to say the least.
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