Dodgers vs Red Sox : The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox begins Tuesday night, with Game 1 taking place at Fenway Park. The Dodgers, of course, won the NL by beating the Milwaukee Brewers in a seven-game series.
Dodgers vs Red Sox
Event: World Series, Game 1
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
Time: 8:09 p.m. Eastern
Dodgers vs Red Sox
The Red Sox had a relatively easier path to this point — in quantity of games if not quality of opponent — knocking off the Houston Astros in five games. This is a best-of-seven series, so the first team to four victories wins the series,
The Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound and he will be opposed by another top southpaw in Chris Sale. Kershaw closed out the NLCS in relief. During the regular season, he had a 2.73 ERA and 5.34 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Meanwhile, Sale had a 2.11 ERA and a strikeout-to-walk ratio near seven during the regular season.
Dodgers: For the Dodgers, they’re trying to right a perceived wrong and win a title a fall after losing to the Houston Astros in seven games. The biggest question here is a tired one: How will Kershaw pitch? No matter how many gems he twirls, it feels like we’re obligated to talk about his past postseason struggles until he wins a ring.
Red Sox: The Red Sox’s big question is even more straightforward: Is Sale healthy? He says he is, and there’s no real reason to doubt him. But the series could hinge in part on whether he’s able to perform like his usual self. If not, this series could shift in the Dodgers’ favor in a hurry.
The 2018 World Series is a rematch, 102 years in the making. The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet for baseball’s championship beginning at Fenway Park on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Thr Red Sox beat the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series on Thursday, clinching their first pennant since 2013. The Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games in the National League Championship Series.
This is the fourth trip to the World Series in the last 15 years for the Red Sox, who won championships in 2004, 2007 and 2013. The Dodgers are in the World Series in back-to-back seasons for the first time in 40 years.