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Dodgers are now in must win mode for rest of the World Series

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MLB: World Series-Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers will try to extend the World Series to Game 6 with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. One change in the Dodger lineup today, Kiké Hernández will bat third and play centerfield at the start of this game.

Hernández is 2-for-11 in the World Series and did hit a two-run homer off Craig Kimbrel in the 9th inning last night. Until that home run, he was 4-for-36 in the 2018 postseason.

The Red Sox announced last night that David Price would be starting today on short rest. That could also be a reason that Hernández is starting since after Price, the Red Sox potentially only have one left-handed pitcher, Drew Pomeranz, in the bullpen today. Pomeranz has not been used yet in this series.

“We have dealt with a lot of adversity,” Justin Turner said prior to Game 5. “Played with our back against the wall pretty much the entire season. So we’re in a pretty familiar waters right now, I guess you could say.”

Obviously it’s a must win, and we’re going to go out and do everything we can to accomplish that and extend the series and get back to Boston.

The Dodgers are in a tough spot for sure, but teams have come back down 3-1, the Cubs were in an identical situation with one game at home and then having to go back to Cleveland. But all you can do is win today’s game and see what happens.

Starting lineups

Pos Red Sox Pos Dodgers
Pos Red Sox Pos Dodgers
CF Betts 1B Freese
LF Benintendi (L) 3B Turner
1B Pearce CF Hernández
RF Martinez SS Machado
SS Bogaerts 2B Muncy (L)
2B Holt (L) RF Puig
3B Devers (L) LF Taylor
C Vásquez C Barnes
P Price (L) P Kershaw (L)
Time: 5:15 p.m. PT TV: FOX

World Series Game 5 TV & streaming info

  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
  • Time: 5:15 p.m. PT
  • TV: FOX
  • Streaming: fuboTV