The Los Angeles Dodgers return home Friday Joey Votto Jersey , and they are hoping a change in venue from a cold, nasty and damp Fenway Park to the warm and comforting environment in Los Angeles will turn things around and help them battle back from the 0-2 deficit they face in Game 3 of the World Series.After facing Boston left-handed starters Chris Sale and David Price in the first two games of the Fall Classic, the Dodgers will face right-hander Rick Porcello.The Red Sox and Dodgers will meet Friday at 8:09 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium and the game will be televised by Fox.Porcello is not going to come at the Dodgers with a blazing 95-plus-miles-per-hour fastball, a 12-to-6 curveball or a slider that breaks 48 inches or more. Instead, Porcello features an array of pitches鈥攆astball, curve, slider and changeup鈥攁nd he mixes them up to cause problems for opposing hitters.Porcello is a workhorse who led the Red Sox with 191.1 innings pitched and wins with 17. When he is on his game, he is capable of pitching six innings or more, preventing opposing teams from stringing runs together and keeping his team in the game.Porcello struck out 190 and walked 48 batters, opposing hitters hit .241 against him, and he allowed a team-high 27 home runs. His 1.18 WHIP indicates that the Dodgers should not be intimidated when they step into the batter's box against him, and his 4.28 earned-run average confirms that.Manager Dave Roberts used right-handed lineups against Sale and Price to the point that three of his best power hitters were left on the bench at the start of the game. However http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-finnegan-jersey , left-handed hitters Max Muncy (35 HR), Cody Bellinger (25 HR) and Joc Pederson (25 HR) will all be in the lineup against Porcello, and Roberts is clearly depending on their long ball power in this game.The Dodgers will counter with hard-throwing right-hander Walker Buehler to get them back in the series. Buehler's fastball reaches 97 MPH, and he throws harder than previous starters Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu.In addition to using that fastball as a swing-and-miss pitch鈥攈e struck out 151 batters in 137.1 innings鈥攈e also has a curveball that he uses to get hitters off balance that regularly results in ground balls. Buehler had a 2.62 ERA in the regular season and an impressive 0.96 WHIP.Buehler got the ball in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers, and he was able to limit the National League Central champions to a Christian Yelich solo home run in 4.2 innings of impressive work.However, it's one thing to hold down the Brewers, it's quite another to hold down the relentless Red Sox attack. Mookie Betts (.346 batting average, 32 home runs, 30 stolen bases) sets the tone at the top of the lineup, and J.D. Martinez (43 home runs, 130 runs batted in) is the Boston hammer in the middle of the order.Add in Xander Bogaerts, Andrew Benintendiand Rafael Devers and the Boston offense can clearly string big hits together and pile up runs.Martinez's status in this game is not certain because he injured his ankle in Game 1 while rounding second base. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globereported that Martinez would receive treatment Friday before a decision would be made if he could play the outfield in Game 3.NBC Sports Boston NBCSBostonMookie Betts might be the A.L. MVP Reggie Sanders Jersey , but hes also an MVP in the community thanks to this amazing gesture hours after Game 2. Psk8VkD1as rW4FkZgWS6If he can play, the likelihood is that Martinez will go to right field, and Betts will move to centerfield in place of ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. That was Boston's normal alignment when the team played road games in National League stadiums during the regular season.If he can't start, manager Alex Cora will likely use Martinez as a pinch-hitter in a key situation. PredictionBuehler is a tough pitcher with a plus fastball and a good curveball, but the Red Sox have been the most productive offensive team in baseball, and their offensive success has continued in the postseason. They should be able to put runs on the board at Dodger Stadium.Porcello is the X-factor in this game. When he is on his game, he can dominate a lineup. However, the Dodgers should be able to score against him if he is not at his best. Since they are a home-run-dependent lineup and Porcello tends to give up the long ball, it would not be a surprise to see the Dodgers belt a couple of long balls.It seems likely that both teams will get their offense going here, and it will come down to late-inning scoring. The Red Sox have dominated on the road to this point鈥?-0 away from Fenway Park in the postseason鈥攁nd they will get the late runs that matter most.Boston's road success continues, and the Red Sox take a 3-0 lead in the series. BALTIMORE — The Oakland A’s received more bad pitching news Tuesday but kept marching merrily on and increased their winning streak to five. They will try to move that to six Wednesday when they take on the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.Oakland lost top starter Sean Manaea as the team confirmed that “Manaea will have arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Sept. 19… in Los Angeles.” Manager Bob Melvin told the media before Tuesday’s game that they’re not expecting to see the pitcher in 2019.“I think the specifics we’ll talk about more so after the surgery, so we know exactly what was repaired Johnny Bench Jersey ,” Melvin told the media. “But unfortunately, it’s another one we’re going to have to wait basically a year for, and we really and truly feel for him.”Article continues below ...Manaea ends the season with a 12-9 record plus a 3.59 ERA and is part of a large number of Oakland pitchers who’ve had surgery or gone to the disabled list for a long stretch.Still, the A’s keep winning. Their offense has stepped up and made the A’s a dangerous team. For example, Stephen Piscotty, who had an RBI single in Tuesday’s win, now has a 12-game hitting streak plus a six-game RBI streak after going 3-for-4 with an RBI in the 3-2 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday.As for Wednesday’s game, the A’s might turn to their bullpen. The team now has 21 pitchers on board thanks to the September roster expansion, and there has been no official announcement yet, various media reports have Liam Hendriks (0-1, 6.32) will start, likely as part of a bullpen effort.Hendriks has made 17 appearances this season http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-morgan-jersey , with 14 coming in relief. The Australian is 0-0 with a 6.10 career ERA in 16 games (one start) against the Orioles.Baltimore will start Andrew Cashner (4-14, 4.89). The right-hander has run into the same problem as many Oriole pitchers — too many homers allowed. He’s given up a career-high 24 home runs this season.Cashner has pitched well several times but also like other Oriole pitchers, just hasn’t always gotten the needed run support.The veteran has a 1-0 record with a 4.30 ERA in five games (four starts) versus the A’s.Also regarding pitching, Baltimore starter Alex Cobb’s blister problems got him again Tuesday. He had to leave after just two innings as the blister issue came up once more, and the Orioles needed to take him out.“It’s been a challenge for him,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Tuesday’s game. “He was really frustrated, and we’ll look at it again, see how it manages.”The Orioles, meanwhile, have dropped five in a row. They are struggling at the plate and also on defense, where several mistakes have helped opponents score in recent games.Baltimore made several moves before the series opener. The Orioles selected the contract of outfielder DJ Stewart from Triple-A Norfolk and recalled right-hander Cody Carroll from the same team.They also reinstated catcher Andrew Susac from the restricted list and moved Mark Trumbo and pitcher Pedro Araujo to the 60-day disabled list.