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2018 World Series Game 2: Dodgers vs. Red Sox, Wednesday 10/24, 7 p.m. CT

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The Red Sox look to go up two games to none.

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Really, the result of Game 1 shouldn’t have surprised anyone. The Red Sox are likely the superior team in this World Series, and though the game stayed close for several innings, when Boston needed one key hit — the three-run homer by Eduardo Nunez — they got it.

Now, we get to see whether what David Price did in the ALCS was a mirage, or the real David Price. Same thing for Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was sold in the division series but got pounded in the NLCS.

And a brief note about the length of Game 1, which ran 3:52. This obviously isn’t optimal if MLB wants to engage younger fans — that means that young Red Sox fans had to stay up until midnight to see the end of this game. Part of the issue is the longer inning breaks, 50 seconds longer each half inning in the postseason than in a regular-season game. Right there you’ve added 14 minutes to each game, and the five mid-inning pitching changes add another 15 minutes.

I’d be very much in favor of a rule change requiring any relief pitcher who enters to face at least two batters, unless they finish an inning.

Lineups

Dodgers:

Red Sox:

Pitching matchup

Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers) vs. David Price (Red Sox)

Game time for Game 2: 7 p.m. CT. TV: Fox-TV. Announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz and Tom Verducci, with reporter Ken Rosenthal.

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com game preview

SB Nation game preview

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