Max Muncy ends longest World Series game in history with walk-off home run
Max Muncy ended Game 3 of the World Series after seven hours and 20 minutes with a walk-off home run to left-center field to win the game 3-2 in the 18th inning.
Muncy nearly missed hitting a walk-off home run in the 15th inning when his ball hooked to the right of the foul pole. He later struck out against Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.
This time around, Muncy knew Eovaldi would threw him a backdoor cutter, and he sent it over the fence in left-center to win the game.
Max Muncy hits the game-winning homer to end the longest game in World Series history in the 18th inning! pic.twitter.com/MDANs0jNmN
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The victory was the first of the series for the Dodgers, who now trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
The big story moving forward is what happens to the pitching for either side. Boston used David Price out of the bullpen as well as Eduardo Rodriguez. Eovaldi is also spent for a while. The Dodgers are in better shape as they only used one starter — Walker Buehler — and no other pitcher went longer than two innings. This game could be a series-changer.