Dodgers' Roberts explains Hill hinted he was fading before Game 4 pull

Dodgers' Roberts explains Hill hinted he was fading before Game 4 pull

Dodgers' Roberts explains Hill hinted he was fading before Game 4 pull

Price, who began the playoffs with an 0-8 record as a starter, won his final three starts, including Sunday's title-clinching 5-1 win in Game 5 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pearce knotted the score with a solo shot in the eighth and delivered a three-run double during Boston's five-run ninth. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great. "You're talking about a World Series game where there's no margin up to that point, and there's a lot of emotions, intensity, effort, focus, and he did everything".

Game 5 was a much less dramatic affair compared to previous games in the series.

At seven hours and 20 minutes, Game 3's 18-inning marathon stands as the longest postseason game in major league history.

They did so on the heels of a 108-win regular season in which they rode the arms of Price and fellow starters Sale and Rick Porcello and the bats of Betts, Martinez and others.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was questioned about his decision to remove Hill following the loss and said he had a conversation with the 38-year-old in the midst of his outing, in which the lefty hinted he was fading.

Somehow they were able to figure out how to transform themselves from a team that got one hit over the first six innings Saturday to a team that magically erupted for nine dramatic runs in the last three innings.

Many streets around Fenway Park will be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. on game nights, no matter who wins. So many things went wrong this season and they still won 95 games.

I'm very proud of him. "Managers do it all the time, big mistake!"

The error proved even more costly than when Yasiel Puig's thunderbolt flew 439 feet into the Los Angeles night, a three-run home run that put the Dodgers up by what has been an insurmountable lead for them all season.

The Dodgers started Hill in Game 4 as planned. He gave up a two-run homer to Kike Hernandez and gave up a single to Justin Turner, but avoided any further damage. They went 22-9-1 in spring training.

And at the top was Steve Pearce, a right-handed hitting journeyman who has played for every team in the AL East, including 12 games for the 2012 Yankees and hit.160.

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