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Red Sox one win from World Series title after erasing 4-0 deficit against Dodgers

Bat dropped to the side, Yasiel Puig stretched his arms high toward the pitch-black sky. He knew immediately upon contact that with one crack of the bat, his Los Angeles Dodgers were about to even this World Series at two games a piece. After all, his three-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez in the sixth inning lifted the Dodgers to a 4-0 lead, and when the Dodgers led by that much this season (including the playoffs), they had won all 54 contests. Not this time though.

The Boston Red Sox responded with a Mitch Moreland pinch-hit three-run blast the very next inning, and Steve Pearce took care of the rest. The journeyman denied Kenley Jansen’s six-out save attempt with a solo shot in the eighth (Jansen allowed a game-tying one-run homer to Jackie Bradley Jr in the same spot during Game 3.) After Rafael Devers drove Brock Holt home from second to break the stalemate, Pearce inflicted damage again, this time with a bases-clearing three-run double off the center-field wall as silence washed over Dodger Stadium.

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