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Couldn’t catch all of Game 4? Here are the must-see moments

Although it wasn’t the 18-inning affair that Game 3 was, it still ran past midnight.

Brock Holt
Brock Holt reacts after hitting a double in the ninth inning. Jim Davis/Globe staff

The Red Sox defeated the Dodgers, 9-6, on Saturday night to take a 3-1 edge in the World Series. Although it wasn’t the 18-inning affair that Game 3 was, it still ran past midnight. So here are the moments and performances from the night:

Don’t overlook it

Milton native Rich Hill was dealing for the Dodgers, working 6⅓ masterful innings and compiling the most impressive line of his professional life given the circumstance. Though Hill’s performance will be lost amid tales of a never-say-die Boston ballclub, it was one worth acknowledging with a doff of the cap. He allowed one hit and one run, walking three but striking out seven on 91 pitches.


Owen Pence

Digging a hole

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The Dodgers held a 1-0 lead after a throwing error by Christian Vazquez allowed Justin Turner to score in the sixth. Then Yasiel Puig added onto that, blasting a three-run shot on a 3-and-1 pitch from Eduardo Rodriguez to give LA a 4-0 lead.

Rachel G. Bowers

Climbing back in

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After Hill stifled the Red Sox and held them off the board into the seventh inning, pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland blasted a three-run homer deep to right field off reliever Ryan Madson to change the complexion of the game by bringing the Red Sox within a run.

Alex Speier

Even the score

A Steve Pearce solo shot tied it up in the eighth.

In the eighth, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts went for broke, asking closer Kenley Jansen for a six-out save. First baseman Steve Pearce, a phenomenal trade pickup the Red Sox landed from the Blue Jays for potential utility infielder Santiago Espinal, blasted a Jansen offering into the seats in left-center to tie the game.

Alex Speier

Kelly keeps it tied

Joe Kelly struck out Yasmani Grandal with the score tied at four and runners on first and third with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Grandal has been a mess this postseason, but the Dodger Stadium crowd was desperately trying to spur him on to a moment of redemption. Kelly, who has now allowed just one run in 10⅓ innings this postseason, ruined that daydream by blowing a 98.2 mile-per-hour fastball by him for strike three.


Chad Finn

Five in the final frame

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Brock Holt was the second batter in the ninth inning and got the five-run frame rolling with a double to left field. Then Rafael Devers put the Sox ahead with a pinch-hit single to right, Pearce came up and cleared the bases with a double to right-center as three runs scored to pretty much seal the deal for the Red Sox, before Xander Bogaerts singled to score Pearce, the final Boston run of the night.

Nick Cafardo and Rachel G. Bowers

A key throw

Devers, who led the majors in errors in the regular season, turned a nice play for the second-to-last out, fielding a Manny Machado roundball and firing a rope to Pearce to get Machado out when the Dodgers already had a runner on.

Rachel G. Bowers

A motivational moment

Chris Sale yelled at his teammates during the sixth inning.

When the Sox were trailing, 4-0, in the sixth inning, Chris Sale “was pissed’’ and let his teammates know it. His outburst lit a fire and the Sox responded, scoring nine runs over the final three frames.

Rachel G. Bowers