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How the Dodgers outlasted the Red Sox in Game 3, inning by inning

Los Angeles, CA - 10/26/2018 - Red Sox Mookie Betts (left) and Jackie Bradley Jr. waits for the umpire review a play in the 13th inning. Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
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Mookie Betts (left) and Jackie Bradley Jr. wait for the umpire to review a play in the 13th inning.

The Red Sox fell to the Dodgers, 3-2, in Game 3 of the World Series, a 7-hour-20-minute game, the longest in postseason history.

The Red Sox hold a 2-1 series lead.

Here is our game story from a long night at Dodger Stadium.

Here is the box score.

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Below are updates from the game as it unfolded.

18th inning: Dodgers 3, Red Sox 2

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Bottom: Nathan Eovaldi came back in to pitch for Boston, but Max Muncy blasted a solor homer to end the game.

Top: Alex Wood came on to pitch for LA, and walked Sandy Leon. Mookie Betts grounded into a force-out at second, but he was ruled safe at first. Xander Bogaerts grounded into an inning-ending double play.

17th inning: Red Sox 2, Dodgers 2

Bottom: With Nathan Eovaldi still on the mound, Enrique Hernandez popped out to start the frame. Clayton Kershaw then pinch-hit for Julio Urias, lining out to right. Justin Turner then struck out swinging.

Top: Julio Urias replaced Kenta Maeda on the mound. Brock Holt flied out to center before Eduardo Nunez popped out to shallow right field. Then Jackie Bradley Jr. walked, and Christian Vazquez grounded out to end the inning.

16th inning: Red Sox 2, Dodgers 2

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Bottom: Nathan Eovaldi is still on the mound for Boston. Yasiel Puig poppd out for the first out, Eduardo Nunez tracking down a shallow ball to make the catch. Then Austin Barnes flied out to center, and David Freese struck out swinging to end the inning.

Top: With Kenta Maeda still on the mound, Xander Bogaerts, Nathan Eovaldi, and Ian Kinsler all struck out.

15th inning: Red Sox 2, Dodgers 2

Bottom: Nathan Eovaldi remained on the mound for Boston. He struck out Max Muncy on a 10-pitch at-bat. On the ninth pitch, Muncy launched a foul ball that was awfully close to being a home run. Manny Machado then popped out. Cody Bellinger was called out on strikes to end the inning.

Top: Righthander Kenta Maeda replaced Dylan Floro on the mound. David Freese misplayed a grounder by Eduardo Nunez, who reached first. Maeda then walked Jackie Bradley Jr. to put runners on first and second. Christian Vazquez bunted, and Nunez was forced out at third. Bradley moved to second. Sandy Leon struck out swinging for the second out of the inning. Mookie Betts was then called out on strikes.

14th inning: Red Sox 2, Dodgers 2

Bottom: David Freese grounded out before Enrique Hernanez singled on a ground ball to center field. Then Joc Pederson popped out and Justin Turner flied out to right to end the inning.

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Top: Nathan Eovaldi led off the inning and was called out on strikes. Ian Kinsler then flied out to center, and Brock Holt struck out to end the inning. This is officially the longest World Series game by time and innings.

13th inning: Red Sox 2, Dodgers 2

Bottom: The Dodgers got their lead-off man on first with a walk, as Max Muncy checked his swing on a 3-2 pitch. After Manny Machado flied out, Eduardo Nunez tracked down a foul ball hit by Cody Bellinger for the second out of the inning, and Muncy advanced to second. Nunez’s momentum took him into the stands after he made the catch.

Yasiel Puig hit a grounder up the middle, but Ian Kinsler could not make the throw to first, which allowed Muncy to score and tie the game. Puig did not advance to second after replay review. Austin Barnes popped out to end the inning.

Top: Scott Alexander remained on the mound for LA. Brock Holt drew a lead-off walk. During Eduardo Nunez’s at-bat, Alexander’s pitch bounced into Barnes, who upended Nunez while trying to locate the ball. Holt advanced to second. Nunez was shaken up on the play, but he remained in the game. Nunez then hit a soft-hit, infield chopper, but Alexander couldn’t connect with Enrique Hernandez to make the out. The ball got away from Hernandez, allowing Holt to score. Jackie Bradley Jr. flied out, and Dylan Floro entered the game for Alexander. After Christian Vazquez struck out swinging, Sandy Leon doubled on a line drive to right field. Mookie Betts was then intentionally walked to load the bases. The Dodgers escape the inning after Xander Bogaerts grounded into a forceout.

Eduardo Nunez tries to get out of the way of Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes at home plate in the 13th inning.
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Eduardo Nunez tries to get out of the way of Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes at home plate in the 13th inning.

12th inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 1

Bottom: Starter Nathan Eovaldi entered the game, leaving Drew Pomeranz as the lone man in the bullpen. Christian Vazquez moved to first base, bringing Sandy Leon on to catch. Eovaldi retired the side in order: Enrique Hernandez grounded out to first, Joc Pederson flied out the center, and Justin Turner struck out swinging. Eovaldi’s final pitch of the inning was a 101.1-mile per hour fastball to get Turner.

Top: Ryan Madson took the mound for LA. Xander Bogaerts grounded out for the first out, and then Madson was pulled for lefty Scott Alexander. Mitch Moreland struck out swinging, and Ian Kinsler grounded out to end the inning.

11th inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 1

Bottom: Heath Hembree relieved Craig Kimbrel. After Cody Bellinger grounded out and Yasiel Puig flied out, Hembree walked Austin Barnes on eight pitches. Chris Taylor worked a full count and struck out swinging to end the inning.

Top: Pedro Baez remained on the mound for LA. After Jackie Bradley Jr. struck out swinging and Christian Vazquez grounded out, Steve Pearce, pinch-hitting for Kimbrel, reached first on a seven-pitch walk. Mookie Betts flied out to center to end the inning.

10th inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 1

Bottom: Craig Kimbrel remained on the bound for Boston. Joc Pederson popped out to third before Justin Turner grounded out to third. Max Muncy reached second on a two-out ground-rule double. Manny Machado popped up to end the inning.

Top: Pedro Baez is on the mound for LA. Mitch Moreland lined out to right for the first out. J.D. Martinez reached base on a seven-pitch walk. Ian Kinsler then came on as the pinch-runner. Baez attempted to pick off Kinsler, who was ruled safe. The Dodgers challenged the call, but it was not overturned. Brock Holt singled on a line drive up the middle, and Kinsler advanced to third. Eduardo Nunez flied out to center, but Cody Bellinger was able to make to throw to home in time for catcher Austin Barnes to tag Kinsler.

Ian Kinsler was tagged out at the plate by catcher Austin Barnes on a throw from Cody Bellinger.
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Ian Kinsler was tagged out at the plate by catcher Austin Barnes on a throw from Cody Bellinger.

Ninth inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 1

Bottom: David Price took the mound for Boston, and the Sox re-aligned their outfield to normal. Cody Bellinger singled on a line drive to left field. Yasiel Puig then popped out to right. During Yasmani Grandal’s at-bat, Bellinger got caught stealing for the second out.

Brock Holt tags out Cody Bellinger.
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Brock Holt tags out Cody Bellinger.
Brock Holt tags out Cody Bellinger.
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Brock Holt tags out Cody Bellinger.

Grandal reached first on a six-pitch walk, and closer Craig Kimbrel came in for Price. Kimbrel walked Chris Taylor on seven pitches to put runners on first and second. Austin Barnes entered the game to pinch run for Grandal. Pinch-hitting for Kenley Jansen, Brian Dozier popped out in foul territory to end the inning.

Top: Kenley Jansen remained on the mound for LA. Andrew Benintendi, pinch-hitting for Matt Barnes, struck out swinging, Mookie Betts flied out to center, and Xander Bogaerts grounded out to end the inning.

Eighth inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 1

Bottom: Matt Barnes took the mound for Boston and struck out Joc Pederson on a nine-pitch at-bat. Justin Turner then singled on a line drive to left. Mitch Moreland fielded a shallow hit from Max Muncy to throw Turner out at second. Turner clipped Xander Bogaerts’s right shin on his slide into second base, and Bogaerts was upended after making the throw to first. Muncy was safe. Turner slid into Bogaerts, prompting a visit from a team trainer. Alex Cora switched the alignment of the outfield, moving Jackie Bradley Jr. to left, J.D. Martinez to right, and Mookie Betts to center. Manny Machado then struck out swinging to end the inning.

Justin Turner collided with Xander Bogaerts at second base in the eighth inning.
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Justin Turner collided with Xander Bogaerts at second base in the eighth inning.

Top: Kelly Jansen replaced Walker Buehler on the mound. After Brock Holt flied out and Rafael Devers struck out, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a solo blast into the stands to tie the score. Christian Vazquez popped out to end the inning.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.
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Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

A game-tying home run by center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) is in the stands during the eighth inning.
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A game-tying home run by center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) is in the stands during the eighth inning.

Seventh inning: Dodgers 1, Red Sox 0

Bottom: Ryan Brasier replaced Joe Kelly on the mound. Yasiel Puig hit a high-bouncing chopper to third for a single. Mitch Moreland wasn’t able to field Rafael Devers’s throw that was too far off the bag to keep Puig at first. Yasmani Grandal struck out swinging, Chris Taylor lined out to the warning track, and Matt Kemp, pinch-hitting for Buehler, grounded out to strand Puig.

Top: Xander Bogaerts lined out to center, Mitch Moreland was called out on strikes, and J.D. Martinez struck out swinging. Walker Buehler’s pitch count: 108 (72 for strikes). He has struck out seven batters.

Sixth inning: Dodgers 1, Red Sox 0

Bottom: Righthandeder Joe Kelly took the mound for Boston. After Mookie Betts caught a shallow line drive from Justin Turner and Max Muncy grounded out, Manny Machado singled off the left-field wall. Machado, who appeared to think his ball was on its way out of the park, did not hustle to first. Cody Bellinger popped out to end the inning.

Top: Christian Vazquez was thrown out at first on a chopper up the middle. Pinch-hitting for Eduardo Rodriguez, Blake Swihart grounded out after getting jammed on a check swing. Mookie Betts struck out looking to end the inning.

Fifth inning: Dodgers 1, Red Sox 0

Bottom: Yasmani Grandal’s hard-hit grounder got past a diving Brock Holt for a single. After Chris Taylor flied out to center and Walker Buehler struck out on a failed bunt, manager Alex Cora pulled Porcello from the mound. Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez entered the game. Joc Pederson struck out swinging to end the inning.

Eduardo Rodriguez gets a high five from pitching coach Carlos Febles after he struck out last batter in the fifth inning.
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Eduardo Rodriguez gets a high five from pitching coach Carlos Febles after he struck out last batter in the fifth inning.

Alex Cora pulling Rick Porcello from the game in the fifth inning.
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Alex Cora pulling Rick Porcello from the game in the fifth inning.

Top: The Red Sox couldn’t get anything going against Walker Buehler, who retired the side in order for the second straight inning.

Fourth inning: Dodgers 1, Red Sox 0

Bottom: Rick Porcello notched his fourth strikeout of the game and retired the side in order.

Top: Xander Bogaerts grounded out to short, Mitch Moreland flew out to left, and J.D. Martinez was called out on strikes.

Third inning: Dodgers 1, Red Sox 0

Bottom: Xander Bogaerts made a great throw to first to get Chris Taylor out. Walker Buehler then struck out looking. But on the first pitch of his at-bat, Joc Pederson launched a solo home run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. Pederson’s blast had an exit velocity of 106 miles per hour and traveled an estimated 380 feet. Justin Turner then reached second on a double to left field. Max Muncy flied out to left to end the inning.

Top: Jackie Bradley Jr. reached first on a base hit up the middle, despite a sliding grab and throw by Justin Turner. Bradley then attempted to steal second but was tagged out. Christian Vazquez reached first on a line drive to left, Joc Pederson unable to make the diving catch. Rick Porcello bunted to advance the runner, but Mookie Betts flied out on Walker Buehler’s next pitch. Buehler’s pitch count: 55, 38 for strikes.

Rick Porcello successfully executed a sacrifice bunt to advance the runner to second base in the third inning.
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Rick Porcello successfully executed a sacrifice bunt to advance the runner to second base in the third inning.
Jackie Bradley Jr. beat out the throw for a single in the third, but was tagged out when trying to steal second.
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Jackie Bradley Jr. beat out the throw for a single in the third, but was tagged out when trying to steal second.

Second inning

Bottom: Cody Bellinger flied out to J.D. Martinez in left field. Yasiel Puig lined out to center, and Yasmani Grandal struck out looking to end the inning. Rick Porcello’s pitch count: 29.

Top: J.D. Martinez, Brock Holt, and Rafael Devers all grounded out. Walker Buehler’s pitch count: 39.

First inning

Bottom: After Joc Pederson struck out swinging and Justin Turner flew out to center, righthander Rick Porcello walked Max Muncy on six pitches. Manny Machado grounded out to end the inning.

Top: Lead-off hitter Mookie Betts struck out looking, Xander Bogaerts struck out swinging, and Mitch Moreland popped out to right field. During Betts’s at-bat, righthander Walker Buehler’s pitch velocity hit at least 99 miles per hour four times.

Walker Buehler threw 26 pitches, 18 for strikes, in the opening frame.
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Walker Buehler threw 26 pitches, 18 for strikes, in the opening frame.

Pregame notes and scenes

Red Sox manager Alex Cora in the dugout with players before Game 3.
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Red Sox manager Alex Cora in the dugout with players before Game 3.
Rick Porcello warming up before the game.
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Rick Porcello warming up before the game.

Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Bueller warms up before the game.
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Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Bueller warms up before the game.

Justin Turner taking a ground ball during batting practice.
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Justin Turner taking a ground ball during batting practice.
Xander Bogaerts coming out of the dugout for batting practice.
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Xander Bogaerts coming out of the dugout for batting practice.
Manny Machado on the field during batting practice.
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Manny Machado on the field during batting practice.
David Ortiz at Dodger Stadium before the game.
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David Ortiz at Dodger Stadium before the game.

Eduardo Nunez wiped his brow during batting practice with Xander Bogaerts next to him before Game 3.
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Eduardo Nunez wiped his brow during batting practice with Xander Bogaerts next to him before Game 3.

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron arrives at the stadium.
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Hall of Famer Hank Aaron arrives at the stadium.

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski watching batting practice before Game 3. Behind him is former MLB player Dave Winfield.
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Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski watching batting practice before Game 3. Behind him is former MLB player Dave Winfield.

Chris Sale after throwing in the bullpen ahead of Game 3.
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Chris Sale after throwing in the bullpen ahead of Game 3.
Retired numbers of Dodgers greats are all around the stadium, inclduing the number 42 of Jackie Robinson.
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Retired numbers of Dodgers greats are all around the stadium, inclduing the number 42 of Jackie Robinson.

Lineups

  RHP Rick Porcello (1-0, 4.22 postseason) and RHP Walker Buehler (0-1, 5.40 postseason) are on the mound.

  Porcello was 3 for 7 with two doubles and three RBIs in interleague games this season.

  With no DH, J.D. Martinez will be in left field tonight, meaning Andrew Benintendi is out of the lineup.

RED SOX (2-0)DODGERS (0-2)
Betts RFPederson LF
Bogaerts SSTurner 3B
Moreland 1BMuncy 1B
Martinez LFMachado SS
Holt 2BBellinger CF
Devers 3BPuig RF
Bradley Jr. CFGrandal C
Vázquez CTaylor 2B
Porcello PBuehler P

  The Sox are 9-0 when scoring first in the postseason. … There were only a handful of Dodgers fans at Fenway Park for Games 1 and 2. But there are a large number of loyal Red Sox fans in southern California and they could make their presence known at Dodger Stadium.

— Peter Abraham

  Check out Abraham’s full game preview for more notes and nuggets.

Pregame reading

  The Red Sox bullpen has been in lockdown mode in the playoffs. A group that was viewed as the team’s weak link has outperformed the opposition this postseason. (Read more)

  The story behind Mookie Betts’s unusual necklance (Read more)

  “This is a business trip”: The Red Sox look to finish the job in Los Angeles. (Read more)

  Walker Buehler, a hard-throwing righthander, has been a pillar of strength on the mound for Los Angeles during a stellar rookie season. (Read more)

  Tara Sullivan: Loyalty has long been a dominant trait of Rick Porcello — just ask his high school coach. (Read more)

  Dan Shaughnessy: A great place for the Red Sox to beat LA is in LA. Boston teams have had some memorable moments out there, and there could be another. (Read more)

  Chad Finn: There’s a good reason that Alex Cora is a pro at handling the media. His former colleagues at ESPN believe his TV experience has served him well in his first year at the Red Sox helm. (Read more)

  The Red Sox are trampling playoff opponents in near-historic fashion. The remarkable consistency they showed in the regular season has carried right on through, making them appear unstoppable. (Read more)