Falling double digits itself from the Cubs winning year before, the two and a half hour long start of the 2017 World Series went on to snare 14.96 million viewers and a 3.9/15 rating among adults 18-49.
And Price had battled a curse of his own.
The rain has stopped, and a few players from both the Red Sox and Dodgers trickled into the outfield to limber up. Alexander pitched in 73 games in 2018.
Price was asked after the game, what had changed to make him more effective in the postseason. "I have", he said.
On a frigid night at Fenway Park, Price held the highest-scoring team in the National League hitless through three innings and retired the last seven batters he faced. As with so numerous runs the Red Sox have scored this postseason, it came with two outs. Price threw a scoreless sixth and Red Sox manager Alex Cora turned to his bullpen to close out the game. "I get it, the numbers".
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With the teams sending out their aces, Game One had offered the promise of a marquee pitching duel between Red Sox seven-time all-star Chris Sale and Dodgers three-time Cy Young victor Clayton Kershaw.
Christian Vazquez singled, Mookie Betts did the same and Andrew Benintendi worked the count full before walking to load the bases, chasing Ryu.
Los Angeles answered right back in the top of the second with a solo home run from Matt Kemp, then tied it up in third on a Manny Machado soft roller to left field.
Price and three relievers retired the last 16 Los Angeles batters, with Craig Kimbrel closing out the Dodgers in a flawless ninth for his sixth save this postseason.
Move over pot of gold, Sox fans hope this one leads to the World Series trophy. "I thought we pitched them okay but that's a unsafe offense over there".