He entered the game to start the bottom of the 12th, and he carried the Red Sox all the way to the 18th inning.
Pinch hitter Rafael Devers stroked an RBI single in the ninth to plate Brock Holt, and Steve Pearce broke the game open with a bases-clearing triple, lifting Boston to a 9-6 win on Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series.
Fatigue down on the diamond was obvious but there was eventually a victor - Max Muncy's walk-off home run to left field creeping over the wall and making for a fine conclusion.
These big-budget lineups combined for just three hits in the first five scoreless innings - and they needed only about 90 minutes to play them after Friday's 440-minute affair.
Eovaldi earned recognition and praise from all sides, as several Dodgers noted his special performance.
And as WBUR's Shira Springer noted to NPR's Newscast, the Red Sox haven't lost a single road game yet this postseason. (One of the base runners was the product of an intentional walk, a move that bit Roberts later in the game as well.) Yasiel Puig had been getting under pitches, with some skied pop-ups the last two nights, but didn't seem far off. "I felt really good after the first two at-bats, that I'd seen him (Eovaldi) well". It also matched the 18-inning contests of Game 2 of the 2014 NLDS (Giants vs. Nationals) and Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS (Astros vs. Braves). He may have to do it one more time though as he is now in line to start Game 7 at Fenway Park, if the series makes it that far.
He beat the Yankees in his postseason debut, Game 3 of the Division Series, and then defeated Houston in the third game of the AL Championship Series. Fans staggered out Dodgers Stadium at 12:30 a.m., when most of the country was asleep.
"Had the last out in my glove and couldn't get it over there". Eovaldi, a starter, pitched one inning in each of the first two games, relaxed Thursday and provided six frames Friday night in Game 3, when he threw 97 pitches.
Clayton Kershaw, a three-time NL Cy Young Award victor with a.163 career batting average, pinch hit in the 17th inning and lined out.
Alexander inherited a runner from Hill, who had issued a leadoff walk to Xander Bogaerts.
It's a best-of-seven series, Silicon Valley.
He is just the third relief pitcher in World Series history to throw six innings.
Rodriguez threw 93 pitches and became the first pitcher to start a World Series game on zero days' rest since Firpo Marberry for the Washington Senators in 1924.