The Red Sox defeated the LA Dodgers, 4-2, in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Boston leads 2-0 in the series continues on Friday in LA.
Here's the box score.
Below are updates and analysis from the game as it unfolded.
Ninth inning: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2
Top: Craig Kimbrel took the hill. Manny Machado flew to the center before Chris Taylor and Matt Kemp finished the game.
Eighth Inning: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2
Below: Pedro Baez replaced Kenta Maeda on the hill. Cody Bellinger gunned the warning line in the middle to take J. D. Martinez's second goal of the night. Xander Bogaerts flew to midfield and Rafael Devers landed at the end.
Top: Nathan Eovaldi replaced Joe Kelly on the hill and beat Cody Bellinger for the first time. Then Justin Turner landed too short, and Joc Pederson, who scored for David Freese in one fell swoop, flew out to the left field to finish the inning.
Seventh Inning: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2
Bottom: Kenta Maeda arrived for Julio Urias. After Christian Vazquez left the field, Mookie Betts hit a huge ball against the Green Monster. Then Andrew Benintendi hit swinging, and Maeda was drawn for the left Scott Alexander. Betts came in third ahead of Alexander, who was missing outside, but Mitch Moreland, who pinched for Steve Pearce, knocked out to finish the inning.
Top: Joe Kelly entered the game for David Price. Max Muncy knocked out before Yasiel Puig went to Rafael Devers. Kelly then beat Yasmani Grandal, who knocked for Austin Barnes to fix the page.
Sixth inning: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2
Bottom: Lefthander Julio Urias replaced Madson on the hill. He straightened the page.
Up: David Price withdrew the page in the sequence.
Fifth Inning: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2
Below: Christian Vazquez united on a double base hit to the right. Mookie Betts followed with a single in the middle to get the runners in first and second place. Hyun-Jin Ryu ran Andrew Benintendi on eight pitches to load the bases with two outs before manager Dave Roberts replaced Ryu with Righty Ryan Madson, who accompanied Steve Pearce to bring Vazquez home. A base hit by J. D. Martinez fell in front of Puig to give the Red Sox a 4-2 lead. Xander Bogaerts struck out to end the inning.
Top: Andrew Benintendi struck Brian Dozier in the base with a running, jumping grip in front of the Green Monster. Justin Turner landed on a soft-hitting, leaping ball, and David Freese burst out to end the inning.
Fourth inning: Dodgers 2, Red Sox 1
Bottom: J.D. Martinez landed on the floor, Xander Bogaerts looked and Rafael Devers shot out to finish the inning. Hyun-Jin Ryu has five Ks at night.
Start: David Freese reached first after Mookie Betts failed to get the catch on a liner right. At David Price's next pitch, Manny Machado sent a base hit to Center Field to get the runners in first and second place. Price went Chris Taylor on six pitches to load the bases. Matt Kemp hit an RBI sacrificial fly in the middle, and Freese marked the 1-1 final score. Enrique Hernandez capped a nine-pitch-at-bat with a strikeout for the second from the inning. Joe Kelly started warming up in the Red Sox Bullpen. Yasiel Puig started a hard hit Blooper over a jumping Ian Kinsler to drive in Machado and put runners in the corners. Austin Barnes struck out to end the inning. Pitch Count: 67.
Third Inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 0
Bottom: Hyun-Jin Ryu beat Christian Vazquez to open the inning. Then Mookie Betts picked the left midfield in a 1-and-2 position, Andrew Benintendi came into midfield and Steve Pearce came out to end the inning.
Start: Ian Kinsler first caught a floater from Yasiel Puig and Austin Barnes jumped for the second shot in the right field. Then David Price went to Dozier before Justin Turner went to finish the inning. Pitch Count: 43.
Second inning: Red Sox 1, Dodgers 0
Bottom: After JD Martinez moved out to midfield, Xander Bogaerts doubled the Green Monster for Boston's first base runner of the night. Rafael Devers then missed out on the second. Ian Kinsler scored with a base goal to the left to drive in Bogaerts, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with a base hit in the middle, but Chris Taylor threw Kinsler in third to finish the inning.
Below: Mookie Betts failed, Andrew Benintendi knocked out, and Steve Pearce came out for a 1 -2-3 inning
John Tlumacki / Globe Staff
Mookie Betts was tagged by David Freese in the first inning: After the opening goal, Brian Dozier retired and Justin T Urner streaked, David Price went on six pitches. Manny Machado appeared to finish the inning. Pitch Count: 13, 8 for strikes.
Pregame Scenes and Notes
■ The Red Sox honored their beloved 2004 Championship team Wednesday night during the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the 2018 World Series. Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Kevin Millar, Tim Wakefield , Jason Varietk, Keith Foulke and Alan Empree were in Fenway for the preparatory ceremony. Why not a Curt Schilling living less than an hour from the park? "We did not reach him," said a Red Sox manager. "But it's not out of defiance, it was just Pedro and David and Wake and Millar originally, but we've heard of a few others and they're there."
Schilling will forever be one of the most significant Red Sox players in the championship Be 2004. His political positions have made him a beacon in recent years. His exclusion from the ceremony on Wednesday night will probably raise his eyebrows.
– Dan Shaughnessy
■ It was 43 degrees in the first place.
■ LHP's David Price (1-1, 5.11 postseason) and LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-1, 4.40 postseason) are the starting cups.
|RED SOX (1-0, 8-2 postseason)||DODGERS (0-1, 7-5 postseason)|
|Betts RF||Dozier 2B|
|Benintendi LF  Turner 3B  Pearce 1B||Freese 1B|
|Martinez DH||Machado SS|
|Bogaerts SS||Taylor LF|
|Devers 3B||Kemp DH|
|Kinsler 2B  Hernandez CF  Bradley Jr. CF||Puig RF|
|Vázquez C||Barnes C|
■ Ryu spent years watching TV on television screens in Fenway Park, whether in his native South Korea or in China the United States, where Ryu has been in the major league since 2013. Eventually, the left threw a glimpse of Fenway's historic grounds as the Dodgers landed in Boston on Sunday. A certain wall awakened Ryu's gaze. "My first reaction to the Green Monster is that it's very big," he told a translator on Tuesday.
– Owen Pence
■ Ryu keeps runners well. There were only five steals against him in 97 major league games. It'll be interesting to see if the Sox challenge him.
– Peter Abraham
■ The Sox had a serious offensive in the postseason, hitting the pitcher by putting balls into play and not waiting for a home run. They average 6.4 runs. Ryu, who did not do well in the NLCS, had a tough time at Fenway Park.
– Peter Abraham
■ Read Abraham's full game preview for more notes and nuggets.
■ Price picks up the hill tonight after he has thrown six shutout innings in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. He was greeted enthusiastically by the Fenway crowd during the team launches prior to Game 1 on Tuesday. He said before the World Series that he now feels "lighter" as he has a good playoff start.
■ Ryu makes his fourth start in this postseason. In his previous three exits, he gave up seven runs on 17 hits, dashed 15, and went two over 14 1965 innings. Opponents had a .283 / .306 / .433 line against him in these three competitions.
Reading the Pregame
■ Like a pregame stack, the Red Sox helped beat Clayton Kershaw: Advance scouting sessions are common, but this team has taken such gatherings to another level. (Read More)
■ Christopher L. Gasper: This proverb about great pitching beats great beat? The Red Sox does not buy it. (Read More)
■ How did David Price suddenly set his speed in this postseason? And how did he develop a dive change that he had never owned in the 2018 season? (Read more)