Eduardo Nunez #36 of the Boston Red Sox hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on Oct. 23, 2018 (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BOSTON (AP) - The World Series opens in October chill on Tuesday night, with Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw pitching at Fenway Park for the first time and facing a Red Sox team that had the best record in baseball.
Andrew Benintendi singled to drive home Mookie Betts, putting the Red Sox on the board, followed by a J.D. Martinez single that scored Benintendi, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 lead over the Dodgers in the first inning.
Matt Kemp put the Dodgers on the board with a solo home run in the top of the 2nd inning.
A Manny Machado single scored Justin Machado to tie the game a 2-2 in the top of the third inning.
The Red Sox regained the lead 3-2 when Martinez hit a double to score Steve Pearce.
Brian Dozier scored on a Machado ground out to tie the game again at 3-3 in the top of the 5th inning.
Betts scored on a Xander Bogaerts force out to give the Red Sox a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 5th inning. Benintendi then scored on a Rafael Devers single to extend the Red Sox lead to 5-3.
Max Muncy scored on a Machado sacrifice fly to bring the Dodgers closer, narrowing the Red Sox lead to 5-4.
With a 3-run home run, Eduardo Nuñez extended the Red Sox lead to 8-4 in the bottom of the 7th inning.