The Boston Red Sox played the Los Angeles Dodgers again in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night.
The Red Sox got off to a good start in the series Tuesday night with an 8-4 victory over the Dodgers in Game 1.
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A game that went back and forth in the early innings, was blown open in the 7th with a 3 run homer by Eduardo Nunez to give the Sox a 4 run and they never looked back.
“Cora put the right guy in at the right time, pinch-hit Nunez in there and he’s been making the right moves so far and he did it again last night,” Tadley Yungblut of Iowa told 22News. “Right guy in the right place.”
History is on the Red Sox’s side.
The winner of the fall classic opener has gone on to win the World Series 61 percent of the time including 17 of the last 21 years.
The Dodgers sent lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound and David Price pitched Wednesday’s game for the Red Sox.
Price has had a rollercoaster of a season. He’s 1-1 so far this postseason and gave up a lot of runs in his first playoff appearance against the Yankees, but performed well in his last outing when he help the Red Sox clinch the ALCS against the Houston Astros.
One fan who flew in from North Carolina thinks he’ll get the job done in Game 2.
“A lot of the time people give him a hard time but he really is clutch when we need him,” said Taylor Pfyffer. “When he stepped in for Sale he proved his worth so we’re psyched and we wish him the best of luck tonight.”
According to Stubhub, the cheapest ticket for Wednesday night’s game is $455.
Fans at Fenway hope to get their money worth as they’ll be rooting on the Sox for what they hope will be another World Series victory.
Pfyffer attended Tuesday night’s game and told 22News the crowd was electric.
“We’re huge Sox fans and we try to come up to Fenway as often as we can but this is the first World Series we’ve been to and the crowd was just absolutely insane and you just feed off one another, definitely more intense than a regular season game,” Pfyffer said.
Red Sox fans in Boston weren’t the only ones feeling the excitement after Tuesday’s win.
22News went to Samuel’s Sports Bar at the Basketball Hall of Fame where we found dozens of people cheering on their favorite team during Game 2 of the World Series.
One Sox fan told us part of what makes the series so exciting is the rivalry between coasts.
“It’s like the east coast, west coast thing going on right now, so you know, definitely gotta root for the Sox,” Keon Dickerson of Springfield told 22News.
The Red Sox will take the day off Thursday, returning to the field Friday night for Game 3.
First pitch for Game 3 is scheduled for 8:09 p.m.