And they did it with a patient approach and discipline at the plate, and not with the long ball.
First baseman David Freese took a pair of pitches before a single to right field to lead off the fourth inning for the Dodgers' first hit of Game 2 on Wednesday night, a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Shortstop Manny Machado hit the next pitch up the middle for a single, and Chris Taylor walked on six pitches to load the bases for Matt Kemp.
Freese scored on a sacrifice fly by Kemp to tie the game at 1. Enrique Hernandez battled for nine pitches before striking out. Yasiel Puig hit a single on the first pitch he saw to score Machado and push Los Angeles ahead, 2-1. It was Puig's fifth RBI this postseason, but his first career go-ahead RBI in postseason play.
Boston regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth, when Ryan Madson came on with two outs and issued a bases-loaded walk to Steve Pearce and then allowed a two-run single to J.D. Martinez.