Recap - Steve Pearce helps carry Red Sox to the brink

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Just when it appeared that the Red Sox were going to go quietly into the night....

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Mitch Moreland and Steve Pearce (pictured) combined to drive in seven runs as Boston rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Dodgers 9-6 and take a commanding 3-games-to-1 lead in the 2018 World Series.

Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez had held Los Angeles scoreless through five innings, matching former Boston pitcher Rich Hill who held the Sox hitless until the fifth inning.

The Dodgers took a 4-0 lead in the sixth with a run on a Christian Vazquez throwing error followed by a three-run homer by Yasiel Puig.

In the Boston seventh, Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt walked and with two out, Moreland cranked a pinch-hit, three-run shot to right to bring the Red Sox to within one.

In the eighth, Pearce homered to left to tie the game.

Boston broke the game open in the ninth with five runs - Rafael Devers singled Holt home, Pearce hit a bases-clearing double for three more, and finally Bogaerts delivered an RBI single.

Joe Kelly was the winner in relief, throwing two scoreless innings. Craig Kimbrel walked the lead off batter in the ninth and then served up a two-run homer to Enrique Hernandez before grinding his way through the final three outs of the game.

Fasten your seat belts, Red Sox Nation - David Price will take the mound in Game 5 tonight with a chance to clinch the World Series.

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