Los Angeles Dodgers (99-75) at Boston Red Sox (115-56)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 8:09 pm (Fenway Park)
C Kershaw (9-5) (2.73) vs. C Sale (13-4) (2.19)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -136 / Los Angeles Dodgers +126 — Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
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Tuesday MLB pits the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Boston Red Sox in game one of the World Series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers needed a victory in game seven of the NLCS to advance to the World Series for the second straight year and did just that with a 5-1 win at Milwaukee on Saturday.
Los Angeles starter Walker Buehler served up a solo homer through 4.2 innings before four relievers put up zeros with Clayton Kershaw throwing a scoreless 9th.
Los Angeles did their damage on ten hits and four walks with Cody Bellinger smacking a two run homer in the second while scoring twice. Yasiel Puig went 3-4 and put the Dodgers in a commanding position with a three run jack in the 6th inning.
Left hander Clayton Kershaw toes the rubber in game one of the World Series. Kershaw has gone 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA in the 2018 postseason.
The Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series with four straight wins against Houston to win the ALCS 4-1. Boston turned to their pitching to win game five 4-1 behind David Price who tossed six shutout innings to defeat Justin Verlander.
The Red Sox offense did their damage on eight hits and a pair of bases on balls with JD Martinez cracking a solo homer in the third before Rafael Devers opened up the game with a three run homer in the 6th.
Chris Sale draws the stating assignment in the World Series opener. Sale has gone 1-0 in three 2018 postseason appearances with a 3.48 ERA.
LA Dodgers are 21-8 in their last 29 overall and LA Dodgers are 21-8 in their last 29 games on grass and over is 5-2-1 in LA Dodgers last 8 road games. Over is 8-1-2 in Boston last 11 home games and Boston are 12-2 in their last 14 World Series games and Boston are 40-11 in their last 51 interleague games. LA Dodgers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
The Red Sox look like the team to beat in the World Series and the way they handled Houston in the ALCS carries over here…