Max Muncy Walk Off Propels Dodgers To World Series Win Over Red Sox
It took 7 hours and 20 minutes to play, the longest in World Series history.
Game 3 of the World Series played out the way many pundits thought the first 2 games in Boston would. A tight, highly competitive contest between two talented teams.
After the Red Sox handled the Dodgers in games 1 and 2, the series shifted to Los Angeles Friday night, with each team exchanging jabs on their way to extra innings.
It came down to a Max Muncy walk off home run in the 18th inning to lift the Dodgers to a 3-2 win.
2-1 was the final score, as both clubs entered the 10th inning with one run each.
LA leadoff hitter Joc Pederson homred to right field in the 3rd, before Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr. nailed a solo shot in the top of the 8th to tie the game at one.
In extras, Boston scored in the 13th off a Dodgers throwing error, but LA tied it in the bottom of the 13th when Muncy crossed home plate after a Red Sox throwing error.
It was a wild game.
Each team used 9 pitchers.
"It's been a dream," Muncy said after the win. "This whole year has been a surreal experience that it's hard to put into words. Just getting a chance to play in the World Series has kind of capped it off. Getting a chance to hit a walk-off home run, obviously there's not many words I can use to describe that. The feeling was just pure joy and incredible excitement."
Boston still holds a 2-1 series lead, but the Dodgers have new life.
Game 4 is tonight in LA. First pitch is set for 7:09.