Los Angeles Dodgers look to ride wave to even series

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Eovaldi, Boston's scheduled Game 4 starter, was starting his seventh inning of relief when Muncy hit an opposite-field drive to left-center for the Dodgers' fourth World Series walkoff hit.

You know, the 7-plus-hour, 18-inning affair that saw the Boston Red Sox lose in devastating, walk-off fashion to the Los Angeles Dodgers? With an arsenal of pitches that includes a four-seam fastball that touches 98 miles per hour, a cutter that reaches 96 and a knuckle-curve to keep hitters off-balance, Buehler mastered a Boston lineup that no starting pitcher has quite figured out through the entire playoffs.

Game three will have taken a toll on the players, but it will have also given the Dodgers a glimpse of Boston's fallibility and now they must look to capitalise on that if they are to win game four and ensure the series will head back to Boston.

Boston went ahead in the 13th when Brock Holt scored from second on a bad fielding exchange between Dodgers reliever Scott Alexander and second baseman Enrique Hernandez.

In the bottom half, Max Muncy drew a leadoff walk and tagged up when Nunez caught a foul pop and tumbled into the third base stands.

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Kinsler stumbled on the outfield grass when he gloved Puig's grounder up the middle and his off-balance throw was very wide of Vazquez, a catcher playing first.

Neither team got much going in the 12th - no surprise for a game dominated by pitching.

Jackie Bradley Jr. rewarded Alex Cora's trust in him with a game-tying homer in the eighth inning.

The Dodgers were short on offense but did get some defensive heroics in the10th inning when center fielder Cody Bellinger cut down the go-ahead run athome plate.

With the Red Sox least effective starter on the hill, L.A. managed just a solo home run from Joc Pederson on a flat changeup. The Red Sox hold a 2-1 series lead. There had been speculation Betts could play second base - he made 14 starts there as a rookie in 2014, and played six innings at the spot in August after Ian Kinsler was hurt. Buehler allowed only two hits and no walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out seven, throwing a career-high 108 pitches in the effort. Catcher Austin Barnes scrambled to retrieve the ball in the batter's box, burrowed into Nunez's legs and spun him hard onto his back. But, partly because the Red Sox had no other options. Nonetheless, it's a play he makes nine times out of 10.

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