Red Sox Focused On Scoring First In World Series Game 3

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Xander Bogaerts, Andrew Benintendi, and Ian Kinsler. (Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Red Sox lead the Dodgers in the World Series 2-games-to-none heading into Game 3 tonight, and Boston’s just been impressive across the board. 9-2 in the playoffs, and a perfect 5-0 on the road.

So what’s the key to perfection away from Fenway?

"The same keys on the road as there are at home," Ian Kinsler said. "Score first, put pressure on the other team, good pitching--whatever it takes to win."

Rick Porcello Eager To Start World Series Game 3 For Red Sox
Rick Porcello Eager To Start World Series Game 3 For Red Sox
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Xander Bogaerts, on the subject of scoring first, the Sox are 9-and-0 these playoffs when they plate the first run. Has that been a focus?

"I think scoring first has been our main key throughout the postseason," Bogaerts said. "About to go to LA--we're hitting first, we've got one of the best players in the game, Mookie. Hopefully we can count on him doing something big and try to score first."

If you’re wondering, teams that have taken 2-0 leads have won 43 of 54 World Series, including the last 10 times that’s happened. Nearly an 80 percent success rate.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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