Through six innings of Saturday night’s Game 4  of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox, it appeared the Dodgers were in excellent shape to even up the series. Los Angeles had just scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth (three coming on a Yasiel Puig bomb), and the Boston offense had just one hit (a single) against Rich Hill through six innings.

But after a walk and strikeout to start the top of the seventh, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts removed Hill from the game at 91 pitches. Three batters later, Mitch Moreland pinch-hit for the Red Sox and cranked a three-run homer against Dodgers reliever Ryan Madson.

And in the bottom of the eighth, Steve Pearce hit a solo homer to tie the game 4-4.

In the ninth, the Red Sox finally took the lead on a Rafael Devers one-out single up the middle.

Later in the inning, Pearce came through with a huge swing again, smoking a three-run double into the right-center field gap to give Boston an 8-4 lead.

The Red Sox added one more run in the inning on a Xander Bogaerts RBI single to take a 9-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth. The Dodgers actually scored two runs on a Kiké Hernández homer vs Craig Kimbrel and threatened for more after Justin Turner hit a single, but the rally ended with a Boston coming away with a 9-6 victory.

So, the Red Sox now have a 3-1 series lead, and even if the Dodgers win Game 5, Games 6 and 7 would be in Boston. Five Thirty Eight gives the Red Sox a 93% chance to win the series, though the Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit in 2016 (needing to win Games 6 and 7 on the road as well).

The Red Sox will try to finish off the series and win their fourth title since 2004 when the teams meet again at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night for Game 5.

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