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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

We're only a third of the way through, and Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw have combined to throw 128 pitches.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Yes, it's a small sample size, but J.D. Martinez came into Game 1 with a .455/.500/1.091 slash line in 13 career at-bats against Clayton Kershaw. The Red Sox slugger is 2-for-2 with a 412-foot double and 2 RBIs against the Dodgers ace tonight.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Scary moment for the Red Sox as J.D. Martinez doubles in a run off the wall in center field, but slips on the bag at second and tumbles to the dirt and has to scramble back to the bag. After a check from the trainer, he stays in the game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

JD Martinez ripped a 109.3-mph line drive off the center field wall, giving the Red Sox the lead again. Kershaw has recorded eight outs and has allowed seven baserunners.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Get ready to see a string of Red Sox relievers in this game as Chris Sale has already thrown 72 pitches through three innings. He last reached 100 pitches on July 27, so at this point Alex Cora would simply love two efficient innings to get the team through at least five innings. But if Sale has another 20-pitch inning, he may only make it through four.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With a pitch count already over 70 through 3 innings, the question for the Red Sox will soon become how much deeper into this game can ace Chris Sale go?

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers, a second time through the order, strung together three consecutive hits off Chris Sale to tie this game at 2 in the third inning. Sale reached 66 pitches after Manny Machado's RBI single.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Some bad luck there for Jackie Bradley Jr. as he scorches a 1-2 fastball from Clayton Kershaw at 104 mph, but it goes right to Manny Machado for a 6-4-3 double play as the Red Sox leave a runner stranded at third.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Matt Kemp homered off Chris Sale's four-seam fastball. He batted .389 and slugged .725 in at-bats ending in four-seam fastballs during the regular season. Both led all qualified hitters.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Matt Kemp hit .389 in AB ending on four-seamers this season, the best such BA among qualified hitters. Care to guess which type of pitch of Chris Sale's Kemp deposited in the Monster seats for a second-inning home run?

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

So, about that Clayton Kershaw-Chris Sale pitching duel. Kershaw labored through a rough first inning and now Sale gave up a solo shot over the Green Monster to Matt Kemp in the top of the second inning.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Kemp, among the surprise additions to the Game 1 lineup, took Chris Sale over the Green Monster, cutting the Dodgers' deficit in half.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

This is Clayton Kershaw's 23rd career postseason start and the first time he has allowed more than one earned run in the first inning. He has allowed 17 earned runs in 19 2/3 innings in his last five postseason starts on the road.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Impressive bottom of the first for the Red Sox as they take advantage of two Dodgers mistakes to score two runs off Clayton Kershaw. All three hits off him came on sliders and all three were scorched at 100-plus mph.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Red Sox runners are circling the bases and Boston fans are chanting 'Ker-shaw, Ker-shaw' with every pitch as the Dodgers ace digs himself an early World Series Game 1 hole at Fenway Park.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Sox have a 2-0 lead, and the three stars who have struggled this month are off to good starts. Chris Sale was sharp in the top of the first; Mookie Betts and JD Martinez ripped clean singles in the bottom half.

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By clinching free tacos for all of us, Mookie Betts has officially been named the MVP of the 2018 World Series.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With 'Beat L.A.' chants echoing through Fenway, the Red Sox are off and running against Clayton Kershaw after Mookie Betts singled, stole second and came around to score on Andrew Benintendi's RBI single.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A very bad start for the Dodgers: single, stolen base, single, overthrown cutoff man. The Red Sox have a 1-0 lead and a runner in scoring position with none out against Clayton Kershaw.