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Nunez hits 3-run HR, Red Sox win Game 1

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

BOSTON (AP) The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys.

Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly, windy Tuesday night.

Benintendi had four hits, Martinez drove in two early runs and pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez golfed a three-run homer to seal it. The 108-win Red Sox got a solid effort from their bullpen after an expected duel between aces Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw never developed.

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AL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 M. Betts, Bos.346
2 J. Martinez, Bos.330
3 J. Altuve, Hou.316
4 M. Trout, LAA.312
5 M. Brantley, Cle.309
6 W. Merrifield, KC.304
7 J. Segura, Sea.304
8 J. Wendle, TB.300
9 N. Castellanos, Det.298
10 M. Andújar, NYY.297
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 C. Yelich, Mil.326
2 S. Gennett, Cin.310
3 F. Freeman, Atl.309
4 A. Rendon, Was.308
5 L. Cain, Mil.308
6 B. Zobrist, ChC.305
7 J. Martínez, StL.305
8 C. Dickerson, Pit.300
9 N. Markakis, Atl.297
10 N. Arenado, Col.297
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