How in the heck do the Dodgers and Red Sox follow that?

Dodgers bench

Dodgers bench

After coming on to relieve Heath Hembree, Eovaldi gave the Red Sox six innings before he gave up a home run in his seventh frame.

Fatigue down on the diamond was obvious but there was eventually a victor - Max Muncy's walk-off home run to left field creeping over the wall and making for a fine conclusion.

On how the Dodgers' win, which took longer than the entire 1939 World Series to complete, changes the dynamic of this series, Muncy said: "It's big time".

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) gets his jersey ripped off as he 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.

After catching criticism for his lack of effort on the basepaths in the NLCS, Dodgers infielder and pending free agent Manny Machado said he was "not the type of player that's going to be "Johnny Hustle" because it's "not (his) cup of tea".

The rookie right-hander joined Roger Clemens (game two, 2000) and Don Larsen (game five, 1956) as the only pitchers to throw seven or more scoreless innings while allowing two or fewer hits in a World Series game.

The battle of attrition had a bit of everything: 46 players, including 18 pitchers, and 561 pitches.

Two games in one, really. That's about all I can think of because it's hard to describe how good a feeling it is. "Our guys just persevered", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

"You want to have fun with it", said Rich Hill, the Dodgers scheduled Game 4 starter before a middle-of-the-night change to TBA to match Boston's probable pitcher. His next turn at the plate came with Brock Holt on first and no outs in the top of the 13th.

"He was unbelievable", Eduardo Nunez added.

So yeah, scoring first is the No. 1 ingredient in their recipe to success. And Nunez hurt himself a final time in the bottom of the inning, when he hauled in a catch in foul territory on the third-base side, then fell into the stands. He was 2-for-5 with two walks, a single and homer last night.

Now they get to come back this evening and do it all over again.

Trouble at the top: The top four spots in the Red Sox lineup were a combined 0-for-28 with 12 strikeouts and two walks.

His options for Game 4 include Pomeranz, ace Chris Sale on three days' rest or a total bullpen game with a bullpen that has pitched 20 1/3 innings in the first three games.

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