The Boston Red Sox won it late but were happy to outlast the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of MLB World Series to win 8-4 after 3 hours and 52 minutes of waiting Tuesday night.
In a cold night at Fenway Park, the Red Sox led by JD Martinez, Eduardo Nunez, and Andrew Benintendi delivered two runs, three runs, and four hits respectively to help Boston win Game 1 of the seven-game series.
“Up and down the lineup there’s not an easy out. We’re going to grind out at-bats,” Benintendi said.
The Red Sox’s performance was strongly aided by Dodger’s Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw’s poor performance. Maybe it was the cold, or perhaps it was just a bad game for Los Angeles. But their players failed to ignite a performance good enough to hold off a splendid Boston side.
The Red Sox are in the World Series for the fourth time in 15 years and have emerged the winners in the past three appearances (2004, 2007 and 2013). The Dodgers are in the competition for the second year in a row but are yet to win the competition since 1988.
The World Series continues on Wednesday night, and the temperatures are expected to be colder than on Tuesday.