Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Red Sox beat Dodgers at Fenway in World Series opener

Red Sox beat Dodgers at Fenway in World Series opener

After adjusting each team's win rate for strength of schedule in addition to the amount and timing of runs scored and allowed, the Dodgers, not the Red Sox, should be favored to win the 2018 World Series.

Using World Series ticket price data and ESPN home run statistics, SeatGeek has constructed a breakdown of which seating sections of Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium are most likely targets for home runs and how much it costs to sit there. "Whether they were going to hit Devers with the lead or go to the bench, I still liked Alex in that spot", Roberts said.

If so, there are plenty of recognizable names dotting these rosters.

Ted Barrett has been picked as the umpire crew chief for the World Series. Roberts also used four relief pitchers after starter Clayton Kershaw was chased after facing two batters in the fifth inning. He was released after the season. Justin Turner is having similar production (.337 with a.917 OPS) and Max Muncy, who set a career-high in home runs (35) during the regular season, leads the team with a.973 OPS on pitches in the zone.

"Obviously with the World Series you have to win four out of the seven". "I know he hasn't driven the ball in a while, hasn't hit homers in a while, but I like the guy tonight".

Los Angeles capped its series win with a 5-1 victory in Milwaukee on Saturday that also improved its postseason road record to 3-3 going into Tuesday night's Dodgers versus Red Sox betting matchup at Fenway Park.

"I love it", Cora said. Bradley could have a very good first couple of games and force Alex Cora's hand.

For a century, aces were baseball's studs, grabbing the mound for Game 1 as if by birthright and not letting go easily.

Boston's Alex Cora, the first World Series manager from Puerto Rico, and LA counterpart Dave Roberts, of African-American and Japanese heritage, became the first minority opposing managers in World Series history -exactly 73 years to the day from Jackie Robinson signing with the Dodgers to become the first African-American in the major leagues.

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Roberts said he has no regrets pulling Baez from the game.

Of course, Devers, can be a defensive liability at third, which could hurt the Red Sox more than his bat might help. He's faced the Red Sox once in LA, and that came on August 24, 2013, during his rookie season.

Benintendi delivered four hits, Martinez drove in two early runs and pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez golfed a three-run homer to seal it.

"When [Nunez] came in [to the clubhouse], probably he was a little bit disappointed that he didn't start, because he's been starting against every lefty", Cora said.

"I am going to be getting ready for a game, " Roberts said. With all that said, I can't pick against the 108-win Red Sox, who dispatched two powerhouses on the way to this point and get the benefit of the doubt until they've lost.

So now the Red Sox have won their last six opening games of the World Series.

Ernie Gritzewsky, a comedian from Los Angeles, was on the East Coast for work and was supposed to fly home Tuesday but made a decision to change his plans to go to the park in search of tickets.

No matter what the Boston Red Sox seem to have plopped in their playoff path, they find the answer.

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