Manny Machado isn’t the only one who wishes his single off the wall in the sixth had actually been a home run. Down 1-0 with two outs in the top of the eighth inning, Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. crushed a 2-0 pitch from Kenley Jansen to tie the Game 3 of the World Series 1-1:
It’s the first postseason home run to come off Bradley’s bat since Game 4 of the ALCS, and the third he’s hit so far this fall. According to MLB Stat of the Day, all 10 RBI he’s collected in the playoffs have come with two outs — and this was no exception. The Red Sox didn’t seize the opportunity to add to their total, however, as Christian Vazquez pounced on a cutter from Jansen and popped out to second base to end the inning.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, are still looking for their first win of the World Series. They took an early lead in the third inning of Game 3 when Joc Pederson collected a solo shot off of Rick Porcello, and appeared to hold the upper hand as Walker Buehler set down seven shutout innings.