The major league's RBI leader, J.D. Martinez, broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning, completing the two-out rally for the best team in baseball that had 108 regular season wins. The Red Sox have now won 14 of their past 16 World Series games, which dates back to a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004. They have won two other World Series since, in 2007 over the Colorado Rockies and in 2013 once again against the Cardinals.
Mookie Betts finished the night with three hits, as the Red Sox have now won Price's last three Postseason starts. They are the first team ever to win a Postseason game with Price starting on the mound, as the Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers failed to do so. The left-hander was coming off six shutout innings in the clincher against the Astros, and did fall behind early on by giving up two runs on Wednesday.
After gaining an early lead, Boston fell behind, 2-1, when the Dodgers scored twice in the fourth behind RBIs from Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig. On the other side, Ian Kinsler and Steve Pearce both drove in runs, before Martinez, who had 130 RBI in the regular season, brought home two with a blooping single to right field.
The series now shifts to Dodger Stadium for the next three games starting on Friday night, as the Dodgers look to avoid a 3-0 hole. Rick Porcello will match up against Walker Buehler in Game 3, as the Red Sox hope to raise the trophy this weekend.