Priceless Performance from David Price, Boston Goes up 2-0 over LA
Boston came into Game 2 fresh off a Game 1 win, and LA looked to even the series at one a piece.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was on the bump for LA and David Price was his counterpart starting for Boston. After an actionless 1st and top of the 2nd innings, the Red Sox broke through the ice first. A 2-out Ian Kinsler single drove in Xander Bogaerts to plate Boston’s first run.
David Price ran into a bit of a jam in the bottom of the 6th, loading the bases with no body out. Matt Kemp hit a lazy fly ball out to center field, enough to score Freese from 3rd, and then a Yasiel Puig single drove in Machado from second. Price managed to escape the inning by striking out Austin Barnes, limiting the damage to just 2 runs.
The Red Sox struck back in the 5th loading the bases with nobody out. Steve Pearce walked, providing a run, then a J.D. Martinez single drove in Benintendi and Betts.
David Price provided 6 strong innings only allowing 2 runs, and when the bullpen entered in the 7th, they did not allow a single hit the rest of the game, securing a 4-2 victory. David Price said in an ESPN interview after the game, “To be able to do that, it feels good, for sure. I'm pumped for myself, pumped for all my teammates and coaches for us to be two wins away." Mookie Betts went 3-4 and J.D. Martinez had 2 RBI.
The Dodgers only managed to produce 3 hits all night, not nearly enough to outlast the Red Sox on even one of their off days.
LA faces an uphill battle, having to win 4 out of the next 5. For Boston they are just 2 wins away from their second World Series victory in the past decade.
Game 3 will take place on Friday in LA, at 8:09 PM on Fox.