8Winner: Walker Buehler
Under the brightest lights and on the biggest stage, Buehler proved himself in a must-win game for the Dodgers. The 24-year-old, who is already past his ‘planned’ innings limit from before the season, dazzled on Friday.
Buehler dominated Boston’s lineup across seven shutout innings with just two baserunners allowed and seven strikeouts. Even more importantly, he never allowed the Red Sox to seize on any momentum and kept them off the scoreboard right away, which had been a problem for Los Angeles in this series.