Curt Schilling absent from Red Sox first-pitch ceremony

Elena Summers
October 27, 2018

An average of 13,442,000 people tuned to Fox for Boston's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night, down 13 percent from the 15,483,000 average for Houston's 7-6, 11-inning win over the Dodgers in the second game a year ago.

Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts celebrated the team's World Series Game 2 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday in a unique way as he gave hot meals to the city's homeless outside the Boston Public Library.

Viewership for Game 2 of the World Series was the lowest in four years, the same as the opener.

Righties Rick Porcello and Walker Buehler will face off on the mound. J.D. Martinez has an ankle injury, and manager Alex Cora doesn't know if he'll be able to suit up for Game 3. In Wednesday's Game 2, he provided the game-winning, two-run single in the fifth inning to give Boston a 4-2 lead. But Betts is turning heads for a gesture he made off the field.

Cora said Martinez got treatment for his sore ankle during Thursday's travel day.

While David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, Keith Foulke, and Alan Embree are all expected to participate, Schilling, who memorably donned a bloody sock during his legendary victory in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS while helping to propel the Red Sox past the New York Yankees, said he wasn't invited.

In other words, they'll be hoping Martinez can go on Friday.

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