Max Muncy was the hero of the longest postseason game in baseball history and now the Los Angeles Dodgers look to tie the World Series when they host the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Muncy hit a walk-off leadoff homer over the left-center field in the bottom of the 18th inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 win on Friday and cut their deficit to 2-1.

Muncy's blast ended the seven-hour, 20-minute contest and represents the first walk-off World Series homer by a Los Angeles player since Kirk Gibson's famous shot off Oakland's Dennis Eckersley in 1988. "What a ballgame, what a marathon, unbelievable fight from our ballclub," Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said in a postgame television interview with FOX. "And what a moment for Max. That's icing on the cake right there. That's a special moment." The Red Sox were close to taking a 3-0 series lead when they pushed across a run in the top of the 13th but a throwing error by second baseman Ian Kinsler allowed Los Angeles to knot the score. "That was the best baseball game I've ever been a part of," Boston manager Alex Cora said in his postgame press conference. "The effort from both sides was amazing."

TV: 8:09 p.m. ET, FOX 

PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox TBA vs. Dodgers LH Rich Hill (0-0, 2.61 ERA)

Scheduled Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi pitched the final six-plus innings of Friday night's loss and manager Alex Cora didn't announce a replacement after the game, saying "there are a few guys lining up in my office to start the game." Among the possibilities involve three left-handers - scheduled Game 5 starter Chris Sale could be moved up a day, regular-season starter Eduardo Rodriguez could land the start or Cora could tab Drew Pomeranz, who began warming up in the 18th inning on Friday. Sale received a no-decision in Game 1 when he gave up three runs and five hits and struck out seven in four-plus innings, Rodriguez struck out the lone batter he faced in Game 3 while Pomeranz hasn't pitched at all in the postseason with his last appearance being a one-inning relief stint on Sept. 30.



Hill is scheduled to make his third start of the postseason - he pitched five or fewer innings in both previous starts - as long as manager Dave Roberts doesn't change course. The 38-year-old discussed the importance of his start prior to Game 3, aware that the club doesn't want their season to end at Dodger Stadium. "I think the biggest thing is just keep bringing it," Hill said in his press conference. "That's what we have to do here in L.A. and continue to keep fighting, don't hang our heads and give ourselves the best chance to go back to Boston."

WALK-OFFS

1. Both teams set World Series records in Game 3 for players used (23) and pitchers (nine) in a single contest.

2. Muncy reached base four times (two hits, two walks) in his first start of the series and nearly ended the game in the 15th inning but his blast down the right-field line narrowly went foul.

3. RF Mookie Betts (seven at-bats, three strikeouts) and SS Xander Bogaerts (0-for-8, two strikeouts) were hitless in 15 at-bats atop the Boston order.

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Matt Barnes Pitching order:2
Batting order:9 Slot:2
Position: Reliever (RP)
Joe Kelly Pitching order:3
Batting order:9 Slot:4
Position: Reliever (RP)
Craig Kimbrel Pitching order:4
Batting order:6 Slot:2
Position: Reliever (RP)
Eduardo Rodriguez Pitching order:1
Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Starter (SP)
Andrew Benintendi Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Christian Vazquez Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Sandy Leon Batting order:8 Slot:3
Position: Catcher (C)
Brock Holt Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
Jackie Bradley Jr. Batting order:8 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
Rafael Devers Batting order:8 Slot:4
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (3B)
Mitch Moreland Batting order:9 Slot:3
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
Blake Swihart Batting order:9 Slot:5
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (C)
Mookie Betts Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
J.D. Martinez Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Eduardo Nunez Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Xander Bogaerts Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
Steve Pearce Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)

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Scott Alexander Pitching order:2
Batting order:9 Slot:2
Position: Reliever (RP)
Ryan Madson Pitching order:3
Batting order:9 Slot:3
Position: Reliever (RP)
Kenley Jansen Pitching order:4
Batting order:9 Slot:5
Position: Reliever (RP)
Dylan Floro Pitching order:5
Batting order:9 Slot:6
Position: Reliever (RP)
Alex Wood Pitching order:6
Batting order:9 Slot:7
Position: Reliever (RP)
Kenta Maeda Pitching order:7
Batting order:7 Slot:2
Position: Reliever (RP)
Rich Hill Pitching order:1
Batting order:9 Slot:1
Position: Starter (SP)
Chris Taylor Batting order:7 Slot:1
Position: Left Outfield (LF)
Austin Barnes Batting order:8 Slot:1
Position: Catcher (C)
Max Muncy Batting order:2 Slot:1
Position: Second Base (2B)
2nd Position: (1B)
Brian Dozier Batting order:9 Slot:8
Position: Second Base (2B)
Yasmani Grandal Batting order:8 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
2nd Position: (C)
Joc Pederson Batting order:9 Slot:4
Position: Pinch Hitter (PH)
Cody Bellinger Batting order:5 Slot:1
Position: Center Outfield (CF)
Yasiel Puig Batting order:6 Slot:1
Position: Right Outfield (RF)
Justin Turner Batting order:3 Slot:1
Position: Third Base (3B)
Manny Machado Batting order:4 Slot:1
Position: Shortstop (SS)
David Freese Batting order:1 Slot:1
Position: First Base (1B)
Enrique Hernandez Batting order:1 Slot:2
Position: Pinch Runner (PR)
2nd Position: (LF)

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