Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly, windy Tuesday night.
Benintendi had four hits, Martinez drove in two early runs and pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez golfed this three-run homer in the seventh to seal it after the Dodgers had just closed to within 5-4 in the top of the inning.
It was 53 degrees at first pitch, the coldest game for Los Angeles this year and quite a contrast from last year’s World Series, when it was a record 103 degrees for the opener at Dodger Stadium.
Game 2 is Wednesday night, when it’s supposed to be even colder. David Price, fresh from beating Houston in the ALCS clincher, starts against Hyun-Jin Ryu.