By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Boston Red Sox won Game 4 of the Best-of-7 series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Sox won 9-6 over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
The Red Sox now have a 3-1 lead over the Dodgers. They will attempt to end the series on Sunday night. If not, they will attempt to end the series on Tuesday night back in Boston, Mass. at Fenway Park.
“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.”
Kiké Hernández cut the lead to 9-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning. He homered to left field that also scored Brian Dozier.
In the top of the ninth inning, the Red Sox scored five runs to make it 9-4. Rafael Devers began the top of the inning with a single to center field. Brock Holt scored on the play.
Steve Pearce then doubled to right-center field. Devers, Mookie Betts, and Andrew Benintendi scored to break the game open with an 8-4 lead.
Xavier Bogaerts then singled to center field that scored Pearce.
In the top of the eighth inning, Pearce tied the game at 4 all. He hit a 388-foot home run to center field.
Mitch Moreland cut the Dodgers lead to 4-3 in the top of the seventh inning. Moreland’s 437-foot blast also scored Bogaerts and Holt.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Yasiel Puig homered to left field to increase the Dodgers lead to 4-0. His 439-home run also scored Manny Machado and Cody Bellinger.
Earlier in the inning, Bellinger grounded into a fielder’s choice and reached first base. Hernández was then out at home base. Justin Turner then moved to third base and Machado moved to second base.
Then, on a throwing error by Red Sox’s catcher Christian Vázquez, Turner scored for the 1-0 lead.
Joe Kelly pitched up the win for the Red Sox. He went two innings and allowed three hits, but also struck out three strikeouts.
Dylan Floro received the loss for the Dodgers. He went 2/3’s of an inning and allowed three earned runs. He allowed two hits and walked one batter.
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