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2018 World Series Game 2 GameThread: Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox

Boston took last night’s series opener from Los Angeles with an 8-4 win in Fenway Park. LA’s Dodgers try to even things up with the Red Sox tonight in Game 2 of the World Series.

MLB: World Series-Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers’ skipper Dave Roberts talked after last night’s 8-4 loss in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series about what he and his team are up against in their matchup with Boston’s Red Sox.

“Obviously they’re a dangerous offense,” Roberts said. “Especially when you give them extra outs. J.D. [Martinez] got a pitch with two outs, mistake, back-door cutter that got too much of the plate, and drove in a run with two outs. And then the [Rafael] Devers ball with two outs again, drives in a run. And obviously the [Eduardo] Nuñez ball that was down below. It was a breaking ball, back foot, pretty much got there, it was a ball. But he kept a really good swing on it and kept it fair. Those plays right there seem to be the difference in the game.

“But again I thought we pitched them okay, but that’s a good offense over there.”

“Some good at bats,” Red Sox’ skipper Alex Cora said when asked about his team’s offense in the win.

“A lot of good at bats together. From the first at bat we put pressure on them. And that’s what we do. We stayed off the edges of the strike zone, we attacked pitches in the middle of the zone, and we did an outstanding job offensively.”

Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale matched up in Game 1, and it’s another battle of lefties in Game 2 with Hyun-Jin Ryu going for the Dodgers against the Sox’ David Price.

Ryu talked before the series opener about pitching in Fenway Park for the first time in his career and what impressions he had of the Red Sox’ home before he came to MLB.

“When I was in Korea I only saw Fenway Park through TV, and same like here in the States,” Ryu said.

“It took me this long to actually get here at Fenway Park. And my initial reaction to the Green Monster is ... it’s very tall.

“And I don’t think there is going to be much difference between a left-handed pitcher and a right-handed pitcher because the dimension is still going to stay the same regardless. So my focus will be more on making sure that I make my pitches and have a good outing.”

Price was asked about the LA offense he’ll be facing in the 32-year-old’s first appearance in a World Series game since 2008.

“They have a very good lineup for a left-handed pitcher and a right-handed pitcher,” Price said.

“I’m familiar with some of the guys in their lineup,” he added, “and just going out there and executing pitches. This is the same game we’ve been playing all year long against a team that a lot of us probably aren’t that familiar with. I think we’re all excited for it.”

Who isn’t excited for Game 2 of the 114th World Series? Game Time: 8:09 PM EDT.