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With a 4-2 Rhys Hoskins Jersey , the Boston Red Sox have jumped out to an early 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.A three-run bottom of thefifth inning for Boston erased a 2-1 deficit, and that proved to be the difference, as J.D. Martinez delivered the knockout blow with a two-run single.The series now shifts from Fenway Park to Dodger Stadium with a travel day on Thursday. Game 3 will be played on Friday night at 8:09 p.m. ET, and Fox will once again handle broadcast duties.The Dodgers will hand the ball to rookie Walker Buehler for his fourth start of the postseason.The 24-year-old started the decisive Game 7 of the NLCS on Saturday, scattering six hits and allowing one earned run with seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings.While Buehler by no means struggled on the road this year, he pitched much better at home:Home:74.2 IP, 4-3, 1.93 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 10.1 K/9Road:62.2 IP, 4-2, 3.45 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 9.6 K/9Second baseman Ian Kinsler is the only player on the Red Sox roster who has faced Buehler, as he went 1-for-2 against him on July 13 while the veteran was still a member of the Los Angeles Angels.The Red Sox will turn to Rick Porcello as the Game 3 starter after Nathan Eovaldi was used for the eighth inning in Game 1 and Game 2.Rob Carr/Getty Images"That's the beauty of the playoffs ," Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters. "It's actually fun. Because you map out everything over 162 games and you give guys rest, and take care of guys. But now it's like pedal to the metal."So while Eovaldi has gotten into both World Series games so far, Porcello hasn't pitched since Oct. 17 when he allowed seven hits and four earned runs in four innings against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS for a no-decision.With a right-hander on the mound, the Dodgers will be able to insert lefty-hitters Max Muncy (35 HR), Cody Bellinger (25 HR) and Joc Pederson (25 HR) into the starting lineup for the first time in the series, which adds significant pop to the offensive attack."We're going to shuffle it up for Game 3, but it's not because of necessarily performance," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters. "It's kind of who the starting pitcher for those guys is."Spacious Dodger Stadium once again graded out as a pitcher's paradise in 2018, so that could help keep the high-powered Red Sox offense at bay.Then again, the Dodgers were the highest-scoring team in the National League during the regular season, so plenty more fireworks could also be in store.One thing is for sure: This is a must-win game for the Dodgers.Playing back in front of the home crowd and with their dynamic rookie on the hill, they'll get the job done.Prediction:Dodgers 5, Red Sox 3 All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference, unless otherwise noted LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rather than pop, Ronald Acuna Jr. started the game with a popup. The big-hitting rookie never got into the swing at Dodger Stadium Tommy Hunter Jersey , and neither did the rest of the Atlanta Braves.Hoping to break loose in their first postseason appearance since 2013, the Braves instead were blanked on six singles Thursday night, losing 6-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers to begin the NL Division Series.Acuna and fellow rookie Ozzie Albies were held in check, as were veterans Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis. Atlanta never got a runner past second base against Hyun-Jin Ryu and trio of Los Angeles relievers.Acuna, who was 0 for 4 and struck out twice, said he didn’t think there was any pressure participating in his first postseason game.“Never, to be honest. I don’t see any need to put any unnecessary pressure on ourselves,” he said.Two hallmarks that propelled the Baby Braves to 90 wins and the NL East title were nonexistent in Game 1 — solid starting pitching and timely hitting.Atlanta though has continued a late-season offensive slump as this was the third time in the past six games they have been shut out. The Braves have scored three or more runs just once in their past six.All-Star Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta’s best pitcher all season, allowed four runs on three hits in two innings. The right-hander, who had not allowed a home run in four of his last five starts, allowed two longballs, including a leadoff drive by Joc Pederson on his third pitch.Foltynewicz threw 28 pitches in the first and almost didn’t get out of the inning. He loaded the bases with two outs before striking out Yasiel Puig. Foltynewicz got into more trouble in the second inning, allowing a three-run shot to Max Muncy after hitting Pederson with a pitch and walking Justin Turner.Foltynewicz said that he had the same feelings as if it were a regular start, but manager Brian Snitker thought that pitching in his first postseason game might have gotten to him.“I think he was amped up Will Middlebrooks Jersey , overthrown, got out of the delivery a little bit,” Snitker said. “He got hurt quick, really. I mean, we’re lucky he got out of the first inning. But, you know, it was just a situation there you get behind against a guy like that, we were just trying to try and stop the bleeding there a little bit.”The 20-year-old Acuna reached on shortstop Manny Machado’s error to lead off the sixth but was caught stealing when he missed a sign from third base coach Ron Washington.“It was just a kid, I think, that was out there and thinking that his teammate’s going to put that ball in play and he’s going to try to help make something happen,” Snitker said of the missed sign.The 21-year-old Albies was 1 for 4 and 24-year-old Johan Camargo was hitless in four tries.Snitker’s overall assessment of his team?“I think they were jacked up and excited, and it’s a big moment to this point in their career, Folty included. And take nothing away from what he did all year, I mean. And it was good for him to experience this,” Snitker said.“And I think guys now Francisco Rodriguez Jersey , since we have experienced it, they’ve been through a lot, they’ve come back a lot all year,” he said. “And I think they’ll come back with a little more sense of what we’re in for tomorrow.”Sean Newcomb, mentioned by Snitker before Thursday’s game as a possibility to start Game 3 on Sunday, was the first pitcher out of the bullpen and went two innings. That would leave Kevin Gausman and Julio Teheran as the likely starters.The Braves’ task of evening up the series on Friday could be one of their more difficult games of the season as they face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.“I think everyone knows we have our hands full,” said Freeman, who was 1 for 4. “It was nice to get the first game out of the way. A lot of young guys got their first playoff game so hopefully we can score some runs tomorrow.”Anibal Sanchez, who will start for the Braves, didn’t seem that fazed about the matchup.“I don’t think too much about the pitchers that I’m going to face. I just try to keep my mind on the hitters that I’m going to face against Dodgers,” Sanchez said before Thursday’s game. “I think they got a pretty good lineup. It’s no doubt how good Kershaw is and what he’s been doing for his whole career. But at the end, I don’t want to put that impression in my mind.”

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