LOS ANGELES | Dodgers bullpen shines after Jansen’s mistake in epic Game 3

LOS ANGELES | Dodgers bullpen shines after Jansen’s mistake in epic Game 3

LOS ANGELES— When Kenley Jansen gave up Jackie Bradley Jr.’s dramatic tying homer in the eighth inning Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ bullpen apparently had failed at a crucial time in another World Series.

As it turned out, Game 3 wasn’t even half over.

LA’s up-and-down bullpen shook off the disappointment of Bradley’s quiet circling of the bases and provided several hours of redemption in an epic 18-inning affair.

The Dodgers’ eight relievers pitched 11 collective innings of five-hit ball in the longest World Series game ever, largely shutting down Boston’s powerhouse offense after rookie starter Walker Buehler dazzled the Red Sox with seven innings of two-hit excellence.

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