BOSTON – The Red Sox are now two games away from winning the World Series.
The Sox beat the Dodgers 4-2 Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Game 2 of the 2018 Fall Classic, thanks in big part to their ability to hit with two outs.
The Red Sox scored all of their runs with two outs, bringing their total of two-out runs this October to 36. Boston has scored 68 runs in the 2018 playoffs.
Ian Kinsler opened the scoring in the second with a two-out run-scoring single.
After the Dodgers took a 2-1 lead in the fourth, the Sox loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth, forcing Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu out of the game. Ryan Madson walked Steve Pearce on five pitches, tying the game 2-2. J.D. Martinez then drove in two runs with a single to right.
David Price was strong again, tossing six innings of two-run ball. He struck out five and gave up three hits.
Price took the win, his second as a starter in October.
Joe Kelly continued his run of postseason excellence, tossing a 1-2-3 seventh with two strikeouts.
Alex Cora once again turned to Nathan Eovaldi for the eighth inning. Eovaldi followed up his 1-2-3 performance in Game 1 with a repeat three-up, three-down eighth in Game 2.
Craig Kimbrel tossed a clean ninth inning for his sixth save in October.
Game 3 is set for Friday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Red Sox are expected to start Rick Porcello against Dodgers rookie right-hander Walker Buehler.