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#pounditWednesday, June 29, 2022

Dodgers give Red Sox tie-breaking run on Little League play

Dodgers first base

The Los Angeles Dodgers had a meltdown in the 13th inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night and handed the Boston Red Sox a tie-breaking run on a Little League play.

Dodgers reliever Scott Alexander walked Brock Holt to lead off the inning. He then put a pitch in the dirt that allowed Holt to take second. As if that weren’t bad enough, Eduardo Nunez hit a dribbler that Alexander fielded and tried to toss to first. Alexander’s toss was high, while Enrique Hernandez slipped on the bag. The combination allowed Nunez to reach first safely while Holt scored from second.

Alexander was not on the NLCS roster and had only pitched 1.1 postseason innings prior to Game 3. The team falling apart and allowing the Red Sox to take a 2-1 lead in the extra-innings game was costly. After playing such a good game for 12 innings, allowing things to fall apart so late was a real gut-punch.

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