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Cora, Roberts Still Talking Epic Game 3 Hours Before Game 4

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    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Red Sox manager Alex Cora met with the media prior to game 4 on Saturday and much of the talk was still about Friday night's historic 18-inning game

    All involved were still a bit weary following the Dodgers 3-2 win on Max Muncy's walk-off home run.

    "I'm three cups deep," Roberts said, referring to his coffee intake.

    Roberts says he shortened batting practice and made it optional for the Dodgers.

    "I let them know how proud I was," Cora said about his team. "That was awesome."

    Cora was effusive in his praise of Nathan Eovaldi, who pitched six innings of relief in game 3 and has pitched in all the World series games, thus far.

    "I made a point of letting Nate know that was outstanding," Cora said. "That was a powerful moment."

    Chris Sale, named the game 5 starter for the Red Sox, had short answers about taking the mound tomorrow.

    "I'm ready to go. Excited for the opportunity," Sale said.

    Sale saved his enthusiasm for talk about Eovaldi.

    "Nothing short of incredible. He picked us up as a team," Sale said. "Never forget what he did." 

    Cora talked about his game 4 starter, Eduardo Rodriguez.

    "He gives us a chance to win, part of the equation during the season," Cora said. "Good matchup for us."

    Roberts said Clayton Kershaw will start game 5 for the Dodgers against Sale and the Red Sox.

    "Game 5 is a very important game to win the World Series," Kershaw responded when asked about whether he listens to critics about his postseason mediocrity

    The Red Sox lead the World Series 2-1, with game 4 scheduled for 8:09 p.m. tonight.

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