Red Sox didn't ask Schilling to participate in ceremony involving 2004 team

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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 previous year.

When asked about his Game 3 lineup, Roberts had compliments for right-handed hitters like Brian Dozier, David Freese, players who typically do not start against righties.

The Red Sox had little resistance in building a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, but now have to face the best lineup their opponent has to offer and in a hostile environment at that.

Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts made the announcement during a news conference Thursday as the World Series shifts to Dodger Stadium. Boston scored four runs in Ryu's 4 2/3 innings, although three scored with Ryan Madson on the mound.

Outspoken conservative Curt Schilling's right-wing opinions may have cost the right-hander an invite to a World Series ceremony commemorating a championship team he was a huge part of.

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

"But we're going to shuffle it up for Game 3, (and) it's not because of necessarily performance, it's kind of who the starting pitcher for those guys is", Roberts said.

Schilling was a key cog in Boston's run to its first World Series title since 1918, famously defeating the Yankees in the "bloody sock game" that was Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS.

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

If Martinez plays the outfield, then either Betts, centre fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. or left fielder Andrew Benintendi would lose their spot.

If the Red Sox ending up having to play more games at Fenway Park, tickets rise even higher according to Ticket Network.

Cora flatly said Betts would not start at second base.

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