Sunday 19 May 2019

Started at 5.10pm, ended at 12.30am - LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox in longest game in World Series history

Oct 26, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the 18th inning in game three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the 18th inning in game three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the longest game in World Series history to reduce the Boston Red Sox's overall lead to 2-1.

Max Muncy's home run gave the Dodgers a 3-2 win at the bottom of the 18th innings.

A game that began at 5.10pm on Friday ended at 12.30am on Saturday when Muncy sent Nathan Eovaldi's 90 miles per hour fastball into the stand.

The seven hours and 20 minutes marathon was concluded less than 17 hours before the two teams must do it all again in Game Four.

Eovaldi was scheduled to start on Saturday but he was pressed into duty in the 12th inning as the Red Sox sought to take a potentially decisive lead in the series.

He produced six scoreless innings before Muncy dispatched his 97th pitch into the stands, the most by a reliever in World Series history.

Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler had earlier delivered seven scoreless innings, 108 pitches and seven strikeouts. He allowed just two hits and didn't allow a single walk.

The Red Sox had tied it at 1-1 in the eighth inning when Jackie Bradley Jr matched Joc Pederson's home run in the third.

They took a 2-1 lead in the 13th, but the Dodgers replied at the bottom of the inning before Muncy eventually sent the crowd home happy.

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