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LOS ANGELES — Two victories away from a championship Bob Feller Jersey , the challenge will only increase for a Boston Red Sox club intent on bringing the franchise its fourth World Series title since 2004.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.Winning in the road has not been much of an issue for the Red Sox in this postseason. They have won all five playoff games they have played away from Fenway Park, clinching the American League Division Series at New York and celebrating an American League title at Houston.Article continues below ...The Dodgers, though, intend to put up as much resistance as possible in Game 3 with their left-handed power lineup against expected right-handed starter Rick Porcello. Both teams started left-handers in the first two games.The change would mean starts for Dodgers lefty power hitters like Max Muncy, Joc Pederson and Cody Bellinger, although manager Dave Roberts sent out some mixed signals after Wednesday’s Game 2 defeat.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.“But we’re going to shuffle it up for Game 3, (and) it’s not because of necessarily performance http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authen ... ton-jersey , it’s kind of who the starting pitcher for those guys is,” Roberts said. “But these are the guys that got us here, and we’re going to ride them out.”The Red Sox do not figure to be in as much lineup flux, although there remains an outside chance that Mookie Betts could move from the outfield to second base in order to get regular designated hitter J.D. Martinez into the lineup as an outfielder.Boston will face Dodgers rookie right-hander Walker Buehler, and Boston figures to be more concerned with maintaining its approach than switching up personnel.“We’re not up there trying to hit everything in the air and swinging for the fences,” said Martinez, whose two-run single in the fifth inning Wednesday put the Red Sox up for good. “We go up there and the pitch dictates what we’re going to do. We’re not up there forcing balls in the air. I feel like it’s the common mistake with hitters these days.”Thursday’s travel day gives the Red Sox’s formidable bullpen a chance to rest and recharge itself. The Dodgers were hitless against Joe Kelly, Nathan Eovaldi and Craig Kimbrell in Game 2. They had just one run on three hits over five innings against the Boston bullpen in Game 1.The Dodgers’ bullpen, meanwhile, figures to need more than a day off and a move to a warmer climate. A shift in strategy likely is ahead after right-hander Ryan Madson allowed all five of his inherited runners to score in the first two games.Buehler, who has never faced the Red Sox Joe Carter Jersey , gave up a combined nine runs in his first two playoff outings, both Dodgers defeats. But he rebounded with a strong 4 2/3 innings in the Dodgers’ Game 7 victory in the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.Porcello has just two career starts against the Dodgers and none since 2011. Two of his four appearances in this postseason were starts, as he gave up one run in five innings to the Yankees in the ALDS and four runs over four innings to the Astros in the ALCS. The Red Sox won both games. SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Boxberger made it to Royals, 13 years later than Kansas City first envisioned.Kansas City selected the right-hander in the 20th round of the 2006 amateur draft from Foothill High School in North Tustin, California. He opted to go to Southern Cal, and Cincinnati took him three years later with the 43rd overall pick.After seven seasons in the major leagues with San Diego, Tampa Bay and Arizona, the 30-year-old agreed this month to a $2.2 million, one-year contract with the Royals.“Just the great opportunity I’d have here,” Boxberger explained.Kansas City’s bullpen was a strength when the Royals won the 2015 World Series http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authen ... ton-jersey , a group that included Wade Davis, Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera. Boxberger was an All-Star that year with the Rays, leading the AL with 41 saves.He joins a bullpen that was among the worst in the major leagues last year, compiling a 5.04 ERA and blowing 24 of 57 save chances.Boxberger will compete for the closer’s job in spring training with Wily Peralta, who had 14 saves in as many opportunities last year after Herrera was traded to Washington.“I don’t determine roles right now,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “They determine themselves. It’s not hard for me to determine.They work themselves out. As we get into spring training, the competition will determine who earns the most high leverage roles. It always has and it always will.”Boxberger had 24 saves and a 3.06 ERA with 49 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings the first half of last season with the Diamondbacks, then a 7.00 ERA during the second half while walking 14 and striking out 22 in 18 innings. He had an 11.37 ERA in September.“I think it was just being a little tired,” Boxberger said. “It was my first full season after being hurt for a couple of years. Just being able to get in full season under my belt last year is definitely going to help me coming into this season.He had adductor surgery in 2016, did not pitch in the major leagues until May 31, when he left with a muscle strain in his left side during a game at Kansas City. He did not return to the big leagues until July 31.In 2017 Corey Kluber Jersey , a right flexor strain set back Boxberger, who made his first big league appearance on June 30.Kansas City went 58-104 last season, its poorest record since 2005. After starting the season 1-12 at home, they won 15 of their final 20 games at Kauffman Stadium.“We lost 104 games last year and I couldn’t be more excited coming into spring training because of where we ended up,” Yost said. “That doesn’t mean we’re going to pick up where we left off. You start at square one. We’ve got to continue to work hard to make improvements and get better, but these guys are willing to put in the work and willing to do everything it takes to achieve their dreams and goals.”NOTES: The Royals signed LHP Jake Diekman to a $2.75 million, one-year deal. Diekman will get $2.25 million this season, plus a $500,000 option buyout for 2020. The 32-year-old went 1-2 with a 4.73 ERA in 71 games for Texas and Arizona last season. Kansas City placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move. Hahn is recovering from Tommy John surgery.