Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox: Live updates and analysis from World Series Game 1

Follow along for the latest from Fenway Park.

Eduardo Nunez
Eduardo Nunez raises his finger in celebration as he rounds first base following his home run. –Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The Red Sox host the Los Angeles Dodgers for Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m.

Here are the latest updates:

Ninth inning: Red Sox 8, Dodgers 4.

Top: Craig Kimbrel replaced Eovaldi on the mound and retired the side in order.

Eighth inning: Red Sox 8, Dodgers 4.

Bottom: Sandy Leon singled on a line drive to center field. Wood retired the next three batters, including back-to-back strikeouts of Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts.

Top: Nathan Eovaldi replaced Rodriguez on the mound and retired the side in order.

Seventh inning: Red Sox 8, Dodgers 4.

Bottom: Benintendi reached second after Joc Pederson couldn’t field a shallow fly ball to left field.

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Pedro Baez replaced Urias on the mound. Pinch-hitting for Steve Pearce, Mitch Moreland struck out swinging. After Baez intentionally walked J.D. Martinez to put runners on first and second, Xander Bogaerts struck out swinging. Alex Wood replaced Baez on the mound. Pinch-hitting for Rafael Devers, Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer into the Green Monster and extended the Red Sox’ lead to 8-4. Ian Kinsler popped out to end the inning.

Top: Ryan Braiser replaced Kelly on the mound. Pinch-hitting for Austin Barnes, Joc Pederson grounded out to open the inning. Pinch-hitting for Brian Dozier, Max Muncy worked a 3-2 count and ripped a single through the infield. On the first pitch from Braiser, Justin Turner got a base hit to put runners on first and second with one out. Pinch-hitting for David Freese, Yasmani Grandal walked to load the bases for Manny Machado. On the first pitch from Brasier, Machado hit an RBI sac fly to center. Muncy tagged to trim Boston’s lead to 5-4, and runners stayed at first and second.

Eduardo Rodriguez replaced Brasier on the mound. Cody Bellinger popped out to end the inning. The Dodgers have stranded seven runners.

Sixth inning: Red Sox 5, Dodgers 3.

Bottom: Julio Urias replaced Madson on the mound. Urias retired the side in order, including back-to-back strikeouts to open the inning.

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Top: Joe Kelly replaced Matt Barnes on the mound, and Eduardo Rodriguez started warming in the bullpen. Kelly retired the side in order, including back-to-back strikeouts to open the inning. During Yasiel Puig’s at-bat, Kelly’s pitches registered at 99.8, 100.1, 99.1, 99.9, and 98.8 miles per hour.

Fifth inning: Red Sox 5, Dodgers 3.

Bottom: Kershaw walked Betts on nine pitches. Ryan Madson started warming in the bullpen. Benintendi notched a base hit to put two on with no outs. Manager Dave Roberts replaced Kershaw on the mound with Madson. Madson’s second throw of the game was a wild pitch, which allowed runners to advance to second and third. Madson walked Steve Pearce on four pitches to load the bases. J.D. Martinez then struck out swinging for the first out of the inning.

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Xander Bogaerts hit a bouncing ball to short, but the Dodgers couldn’t turn the double play. Betts scored, Benintendi advanced to third, Pearce was thrown out at second, and Bogaerts was safe at first. With runners on the corners, Devers singled past a diving Dozier. Benintendi scored to extend Boston’s lead to 5-3. Kinsler then lined out to end the inning.

Top: Matt Barnes started warming in the Sox bullpen. Sale issued a lead-off walk to Brian Dozier and was pulled by manager Alex Cora. Barnes replaced him on the mound. On Barnes’s second pitch, Justin Turner muscled a grounder past Devers to put runners on first and second. David Freese then struck out swinging for the first out of the inning. The two runners advanced to second and third after Barnes’s second pitch to Manny Machado got away from Leon. Machado grounded out, but he drove in Dozier to tie things up at 3. Turner advanced to third. Pinch-hitting for Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger popped out to end the inning.

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Fourth inning: Red Sox 3, Dodgers 2.

Bottom: Kershaw retired the side in order, including back-to-back strikeouts to open the inning.

Top: Sale fanned back-to-back batters to open the inning. Nathan Eovaldi started warming in the Sox bullpen. Austin Barnes lined out to center to end the inning. Sale’s pitch count: 86.

Third inning: Red Sox 3, Dodgers 2.

Bottom: After Betts struck out swinging to open the inning, a blooper from Benintendi dropped in front of Chris Taylor in left field. The ball got past Taylor, but Benintendi was held at first. Steve Pearce hit a grounder to the Manny Machado, who started the 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. The Red Sox challenged the out call at first, however, and Pearce was ruled safe after replay review. J.D. Martinez then doubled on a high fly ball off the center field wall, driving in Pearce to give Boston a 3-2 lead. As he was rounding second, Martinez slipped on the bag and appeared to tweak his ankle. He stayed in the game, and Devers struck out swinging to end the inning. Kershaw’s pitch count: 56.

Top: After Dozier field out to left field, Justin Turner singled to right field. David Freese’s liner to left dropped in front of Benintendi for a base hit to put runners on first and second. Manny Machado then grounded a base hit to left, driving in Turner to even the score at 2-2. With runners on first and second, Chris Taylor struck out looking and Kemp grounded out to end the inning. Sale’s pitch count: 72.

Second inning: Red Sox 2, Dodgers 1.

Bottom: Clayton Kershaw walked Rafael Devers on five pitches. After Ian Kinsler struck out swinging, Sandy Leon earned his first hit of the postseason with a single to right field. Devers advanced to third. Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hard-hit ball up the middle deflected off of Kershaw’s foot, and Machado was able to turn a double play to end the inning.

Top: Sale struck out Chris Taylor to start the inning — his third of the night. After working an eight-pitch at-bat, designated hitter Matt Kemp then launched a homer into the Green Monster to pull the Dodgers within one. Kemp’s blast had an exit velocity of 101 mph and traveled an estimated 389 feet. After Enrique Hernandez grounded out, Sale walked Yasiel Puig on seven pitches. Austin Barnes struck out swinging to end the inning. Sale’s pitch count: 51.

First inning: Red Sox 2, Dodgers 0.

Bottom: Mookie Betts singled to center field to open the inning. On the next pitch, Betts stole second. Andrew Benintendi then hit a grounder past a diving Dozier to drive in Betts. Benintendi reached second on the base hit. The Dodgers challenged the safe call, but it was upheld. Steve Pearce flied out to shallow right for the first out of the inning.  J.D. Martinez singled left-center to drive in Benintendi, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. During Xander Bogaerts’s at-bat, Martinez was thrown out at second after taking off too early from first. Bogaerts popped out to first base to end the inning. Kershaw’s pitch count: 20.

Top: Lefty Chris Sale started his night with back-to-back strikeouts of Brian Dozier and Justin Turner. David Freese then singled to right field. Manny Machado flied out to left field to end the inning. Sale’s pitch count: 21. His pitch velocity reached 96 miles per hour.

Pre-game

  • Boston-born folk singer James Taylor, an alumnus of Milton Academy, will perform the national anthem. Taylor, 70, also assumed the ceremonial duties before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series.
  • Former Red Sox left fielder Carl Yastrzemski will throw out the first pitch.
  • Patriots coach Bill Belichick will provide the voiceover for FOX’s World Series hype video: “How do you make history? You win championships. Not once, not twice. You win again and again.”