Eduardo Rodriguez gets nod for Red Sox in Game 4 of World Series

Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will start Game 4 of the World Series for the Red Sox against the hometown Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday (8:09 p.m. ET). Boston leads the best-of-seven Series two games to one.

Lefty, who threw 6 pitches Friday vs. Dodgers, sported 3.82 ERA in regular season

Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez gets the start Saturday night against the hometown Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series following Friday's 3-2, 18-inning loss. He won 13 games in the regular season with a 3.82 ERA. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Eduardo Rodriguez will start Game 4 of the World Series for the Boston Red Sox against the hometown Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday (8:09 p.m. ET).

The Dodgers will counter with fellow left-hander Rich Hill, who was originally announced as the starter, but on Saturday morning the team backed off on him and said its starter was to be announced.

Boston leads the best-of-seven Series two games to one.

The Dodgers won 3-2 early Saturday after Max Muncy's homer leading off the 18th inning ended the longest game in Series history.

Watch the wild finish to Game 3:

Max Muncy hits solo home run in 18th inning to lift Los Angeles to a 3-2 win, now trail the series 2-1. The game lasted 7 hours and 20 minutes. 1:04

Rodriguez returns after throwing just six pitches in striking out Joc Pederson for the final out of the fifth inning Friday.

Rodriguez was 13-5 with a 3.82 earned-run average and 146 strikeouts in the regular season. He made 27 appearances, including 23 starts.

Hill is well-rested, unlike most of the Dodgers' staff. Los Angeles used nine pitchers in Game 3.

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