Justin Turner went to the left, Max Muncy hit a two-run single to right to center and Mickey Bates hit an RBI to center – all with two outs. But the highlight was due to his rapport with Austin Barnes in the catering, Elite Barnes in the lineup, and Walker Buehler, who leapfrogged into a run with a safety squeeze in the fourth and placed a single with a single in the sixth. The latter was the fifth run, with two Dodgers scored with two outs and two strikes, which tied for the most in World Series games since 2000.
It was more than enough for Buhler, who had his best stuff and eventually pitched six innings of a run ball, struck out 10 batters and allowed just four bashers. In his last nine postseason starts with a 1.28 ERA, Buehler starts to restart in a possible Game 7. But suddenly it looks like we can’t get there. Julio Urias and Clayton Kershaw, who mixed this postseason for a 1.90 ERA, line up for games 4 and 5 respectively. The Rays probably have to give the stage the equivalent of a bullpen game in Game 4.