One of the more important moments of Game 4 might be something that happened off the field.
Chris Sale went nuts in the Red Sox dugout after the Dodgers took a 4-0 lead, attempting to get a spark out of his team.
Chris Sale has me ready for war pic.twitter.com/Z6Z7GKTfXy— Sox Lunch (@Soxlunch) October 28, 2018
The Red Sox' sluggish offense finally broke through in the late innings to top the Dodgers, 9-6. Sale won't be credited with anything in the box score for Game 4, but manager Alex Cora acknowledged the impact Sale's speech had on the team.
"We felt that we had no energy, actually none whatsoever," Cora said. "It had to do with Rich Hill, the way he was throwing the ball. Obviously the big swing by Yasiel. But one thing about our team, we keep playing. It's been like that the whole time. We know that in the last third of the game we've been really good throughout the season, in the playoffs, and Mitch with a big swing and that got us going."
Sale's screaming was so intense, it scared youngster Rafael Devers.
Chris Sale motivated his teammates by screaming in the Red Sox dugout. And he also scared Rafael Devers.— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) October 28, 2018
"It scared me a little bit because I had never seen him yell like that and the words that he was saying, I had never heard that come from him before," Devers said.
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