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You would’ve thought the Boston Red Sox were in a must-win situation.They put everything they had into one of the greatest games — really Deion Sanders Jersey , two games — in World Series history.Now, even though Boston is still ahead, it feels like the Los Angeles Dodgers have all the momentum.In an epic marathon that lasted a staggering 7 hours and 20 minutes, stretching from Friday night well into Saturday morning, the Red Sox put all their cards on the table and still came away with a losing hand.Max Muncy led off the bottom of the 18th with a walk-off homer, finally finishing off the longest game — in both time and innings — in World Series history. The Dodgers emerged with a 3-2 victory , cutting their deficit in the series to a now-manageable two games to one.Sure, it was only one victory.It felt like so much more.The Red Sox staggered off the field with their pitching staff in shambles, namely because they tried to get seven innings — SEVEN! — from Nathan Eovaldi out of the bullpen.Who will start Game 4?Who knows?It could be Chris Sale, who got the nod in the series opener and may have to come back on three days’ rest. It could be reliever Drew Pomeranz, the only other Boston pitcher who didn’t get in Game 3. It could be Eduardo Rodriguez, who pitched to only one batter.Rookie manager Alex Cora played every inning like it was the last.He doubled-switched. He played guys at positions they’d never played before. He lifted slugger J.D. Martinez for a pinch-runner in the 10th, depriving his lineup of a big bat in a game that, it turned out, still had so much longer to go.Cora’s win-at-all-cost philosophy may come back to haunt him if this series slips away.“The game will dictate the way we move our pieces and our players,” he said afterward, expressing no regrets. “We knew we had to win tonight. It was a great game.”The Dodgers clearly came out of the game in much better shape.Rich Hill is all ready to start Game 4, though the Dodgers tweeted after the game that their probable starter is to be determined http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-julio-teheran-jersey , perhaps meaning Game 1 starter Clayton Kershaw will get the nod. The bullpen is actually not too burned out, even though closer Kenley Jansen and Pedro Baez will likely be unavailable Saturday night after working two innings apiece.“It wasn’t how we scripted it,” manager Dave Roberts said, “but it’s a big win for us.”Cora’s first significant move was lifting starter Rick Porcello in the fifth inning, even though he had only given up three hits and a run. It hardly seemed necessary to make such an early call to the bullpen — two outs, a runner at first base — but Cora gave what has become an all-too-familiar mantra for analytic-obsessed skippers.“We felt that was a bad matchup for us,” he said.Rodriguez struck out the lone batter he faced, providing some immediate gratification. But that move opened up a parade of pitchers — even Game 2 starter David Price made a relief appearance — that finally culminated in the 12th with Eovaldi trotting in from the bullpen.The right-hander, acquired from Tampa Bay during the season and a free-agent-to-be coming off two Tommy John surgeries, was expected to start Game 4 after pitching in relief the first two games.Cora decided to go for a commanding 3-0 lead in the series, figuring if his team pulled it off it wouldn’t really matter who pitched the next game.Besides Sale, who wasn’t going to pitch under any circumstances, Pomeranz was the only other available hurler. But he had a miserable season and was left off the roster for the first two rounds of the postseason. He had not pitched in a game since Sept. 30. Bringing him in would’ve been like throwing in the towel.So Cora went with Eovaldi.It almost worked, too.The Red Sox pulled ahead 2-1 in the top of the 13th when Eduardo Nunez’s little dribbler for an infield single led to a throwing error that allowed the tie-breaking run to score.Boston was one out away from wrapping up the victory in the bottom half, only to get bitten by basically the same play. Second baseman Ian Kinsler stumbled a bit scooping up Yasiel Puig’s grounder up the middle, rushed an off-balance throw and watched it sail past the first baseman, allowing Muncy to race home with the tying run.On it went.Through the 14th, the 15th Greg Maddux Jersey , the 16th, the 17th.Finally, Eovaldi ran out of gas, serving up a pitch that Muncy launched into the left-field seats to suddenly end a game that seemed destined to last forever.“It’s not crushing at all,” Cora insisted. “I told them how proud I am. It was a great baseball game. There’s probably people back home waking up to the end of it. It’s one of the best, if not the best game, I’ve ever been part of.”No argument there.And his team is still ahead in the series.But it sure doesn’t feel like it. Mike Scioscia started out smiling in front of the crowded room. It wasn’t long, though, before tears glistened in his hazel eyes.He stepped down as manager of the Los Angeles Angels after 19 seasons on Sunday, ending the longest current tenure in the majors with a come-from-behind victory.“It’s been second to none. It’s been incredible,” he said of his time in Anaheim.Scioscia guided the Angels to the franchise’s only World Series title in 2002, starting a stretch of six playoff appearances and five AL West titles in eight years. He finished with a 1,650-1,428 record.His wins are the 18th-most in major league history and the second-most with one team, trailing only Walter Alston’s 2,040 with the Dodgers, Scioscia’s club during a standout catching career.Scioscia surpassed the 1,599 wins of Tom Lasorda http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-david-justice-jersey , his playing manager and mentor, and his .536 winning percentage is the best in franchise history.The Angels sent him out a winner, rallying to beat the playoff-bound Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Taylor Ward’s two-run, ninth-inning homer. They crowded home plate and jumped up and down in celebration.“For Wardy to hit that walk off is icing on the cake for Mike,” Angels star Mike Trout said.Scioscia was in the final year of his contract and his departure had been expected. He said he talked to his wife, Anne, and had made his decision recently. He turns 60 in November.Scioscia deflected questions about the specifics of his departure, repeatedly saying he only wanted to talk about the just-finished game in which he had his coaches handle managerial duties while he watched.“Don’t take that off my record,” he joked about the victory.The Angels finished 80-82, the first time they’ve had three straight losing seasons under Scioscia. They haven’t won a postseason game since 2009.Scioscia reiterated recent comments he made indicating that retirement wasn’t necessarily in his immediate future.“I have a deep passion for this game. I love it, I love managing, but in this game you never know where or when your next opportunity comes,” he said. “If I get another chance, great. If not, I’m going to take the great experience I had here and move forward.”Scoscia’s 19 consecutive season matched Cap Anson of Chicago’s NL team in the 19th century for sixth longest behind Connie Mack with the Philadelphia Athletics (50), John McGraw with the New York Giants (31), Alston (23), Lasorda (21) and Bobby Cox with Atlanta (21).“I just feel he’ll manage R.A. Dickey Jersey , if not here, somewhere else,” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said before the game. “I think he’ll manage until he goes to his grave. I’ll tell you one thing, when you manage against Mike Scioscia, you better be ready. He takes every pitch, every inning seriously, even the spring training games.”Scioscia thanked his current and former players, coaches and Angels fans.“I’m really happy, guys,” he insisted as his voice broke. His wife stood along the wall in the crowded room. Trout, Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton sat and listened.Before the game, Trout reflected on the only manager he’s played for in his eight big-league seasons.“He’s so passionate about the game and he wants to win. As a player you want to play for a guy like that,” Trout said. “He’s made a career of putting guys in a position to succeed. I have complete respect for Mike as a manager and a former player and for the passion he has to win.”Scioscia grew up in the Philadelphia area and became a first-round pick by the Dodgers in 1976. He reached the majors in 1980 and spent his entire career in blue, getting 1,131 hits in 1,441 games through 1992 and earning two All-Star game selections as a dependable catcher.He was a coach in the Dodgers’ organization before Angels general manager Bill Stoneman tapped him to take over in late 1999. With Joe Maddon as his assistant from the start, the Angels ended a 16-year playoff drought in 2002 as the AL wild card.Former Angel Torii Hunter, Scioscia singled out by Scioscia in post-game comments http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-scott-kazmir-jersey , said if he ever became a manager he would want to be tutored by Scioscia.“I watched him think outside the box on so many different occasions in the clubhouse and on the field,” Hunter said in a statement distributed by the Angels. “He didn’t care about the scrutiny and the aftermath that came with his decisions. It was the one he felt he had to make at that crucial moment.”Moreno credited Scioscia for helping the franchise evolve into what the owner called “an elite organization.”“Mike’s tenure,” the owner said, “that transformed this franchise, and its perception on both local and national levels,” Moreno said in his statement.Moreno and general manager Billy Eppler have several options in replacing Scioscia.Former Detroit manager Brad Ausmus is in the team’s front office, while Eric Chavez was hired last month as the manager of their Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City. Eppler, a former New York Yankees executive, has worked closely with former Yankees manager Joe Girardi and current Angels bench coach Josh Paul.Scioscia said the success the franchise enjoyed during his tenure wasn’t due to him.“This game is not about the manager, GM or owner,” he said. “The game is about the players and it always will be. We had guys that just put it all on the line, whether we were going good or going bad. That’s what I’m going to take away.”Scioscia asked, “What’s next?” and then answered his own question, saying he and his wife would be going to dinner near their Ventura County home. She indicated there might be a surprise awaiting him and Scioscia joked that they would be joined by 30 of his closest friends.When he wasn’t getting emotional, Scioscia’s humor came out.“I had nothing to do with today, with the lineup or pitching changes,” he said. “That’s probably why we won.”

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