Dodgers Look to Put an End to Futility With 3-1 Post-Season Deficit

Los Angeles has never come back from a 3-1 deficit in any playoff series, losing each of its last eight. The Dodgers are 2-6 all-time in Game 5 when trailing 3-1, but both of their wins have come at home (2013 NLCS vs. St Louis and 1977 World Series vs. New York).

The Red Sox took Game 4 in Los Angeles last night, 9-6, after the two teams were scoreless through five innings. The 15 combined runs are the most ever in a postseason game that was scoreless through five innings – the previous high was 13 in Game 5 of the first World Series in 1903.

Boston is the first team to win a World Series game after trailing by at least four runs in the seventh inning or later since the Angels in 2002 Game 6. The Red Sox join the 1993 Blue Jays (Game 4) as the only teams to ever do so on the road.

David Price has pitched 6.0 innings with three hits allowed in each of his last two starts (ALCS Game 5, WS Game 2). Only four pitchers have ever gone three consecutive postseason starts with at least 6.0 innings and allowing three hits or fewer – Clayton Kershaw, Kevin Brown, Mike Mussina and Jon Matlack.

Clayton Kershaw will take the mound today after giving up five runs in 4.0 innings of work in Game 1. He has failed to pitch more than 4.0 innings in two of his four postseason starts this season – he had only one such playoff start entering this season (4.0 innings vs. St. Louis in 2013 NLCS).

Today, Los Angeles will be the first city ever to host an MLB (Dodgers), NFL (Rams), NBA (Clippers), and NHL (Kings) game on the same day. All four games will be played within five miles of each other.

Source: Stats, Inc.

DATE World Series Standings/Schedule TV
Tuesday Red Sox 8, Dodgers 4 Red Sox Lead 1-0 Best of 7
Wednesday Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2 Red Sox Lead 2-0 Best of 7
Friday Dodgers 2, Red Sox 2 (18) Red Sox Lead 2-1 Best of 7 Fox
Saturday Red Sox 9, Dodgers 6 Red Sox Lead 3-1 Best of 7 Fox
Sunday 6:15 PM Red Sox at Dodgers Fox
Oct. 30* 6:09 PM Dodgers at Red Sox Fox
Oct. 31* 6:09 PM Dodgers at Red Sox Fox
*-if necessary
Wild-Card
NL: Rockies 2, Cubs 1 (13)
AL: Yankees 7, A's 2
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Brewers Win NLDS (3-0)
Brewers 3, Rockies 2 (10)
Brewers 4, Rockies 0
Brewers 6, Rockies 0
Dodgers Win NLDS (3-1)
- Dodgers 6, Braves 0
Dodgers 3, Braves 0
Braves 6, Dodgers 5
Dodgers 6, Braves 2
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Red Sox Win ALDS (3-1)
- Red Sox 5, Yankees 4
Yankees 6 Red Sox 2
Red Sox 16,Yankees 1
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3
Astros Win ALDS (3-0)
Astros 7, Indians 2
- Astros 3, Indians 1
Astros 11, Indians 3
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Dodgers win NLCS (4-3)
Brewers 6, Dodgers 5
Dodgers 4, Brewers 3
Brewers 4, Dodgers
Dodgers 2, Brewers 1 (13)
Dodgers 5, Brewers 2
Brewers 7, Dodgers 2
Dodgers 5, Brewers 1
Red Sox win ALCS (4-1)
Astros 7, Red Sox 2
Red Sox 7, Astros 5
Red Sox 8, Astros 2 -
Red Sox 8, Astros 6
Red Sox 4, Astros 1
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