Among those questioning the wisdom of the move was President Donald Trump.
Los Angeles won 92 games in the regular season and defeated the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series and Milwaukee Brewers to win the NL pennant.
The Red Sox exploded for five runs in the ninth inning.
"Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings", Trump tweeted.
Elsewhere in the stadium, television host Steve Harvey took in the game with his wife, Marjorie; "Blackish" star Anthony Anderson mingled with NBC sportscaster Bob Costas; and "All About That Bass" singer Meghan Trainor, who was born on Nantucket and grew up on Cape Cod, repped her roots with a Red Sox hat. 4 run lead gone.
"There's a lot of thoughts and opinions that people don't have all the information, which is commonplace these days, " Roberts said Sunday. I think that kind of lit a fire under everybody. "That's one man's opinion".
Then once he took out Hill, he worked with the options he had, revealing after the game that his choices were limited, as neither RHP Pedro Baez nor LHP Julio Urias were available, leading him to go to Madson when he did. "I knew it was a tough place to play".
Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the title. "Let's go hitter to hitter and just keep an eye on me". We didn't want to see him mad anymore.
It was his third win of the post-season and second of the World Series and this from a guy who didn't have one "W" to his name in 11 previous post season starts. Roger Clemens holds the record with four.
Dodgers fans stood and shouted for a rally one last time in the eighth inning when down 5-1, but many headed to the exits once it ended. "We feel like David is good [for Sunday]", Cora said.
It wasn't until the 13th inning when a team finally broke through, and Brock Holt was only able to score the go-ahead run for the Red Sox after a poor throw to first base. "We can't question ourselves".
Somehow they were able to convince themselves that their legs weren't wobbly and the hearts were still thumping, less than 24 hours after what should have been a crushing, 18-inning, 7-hour-and-20 minute loss. "Any loss in a World Series is hard, obviously, but now we're in a situation where we're do or die".
Game 5 is Sunday night.
For the second straight night, a late Red Sox homer off Dodgers relief ace Kenley Jansen set up the late-game drama. Floro gave up pinch-hitter Rafael Devers' go-ahead single with one out.
The first thing we know is the odds aren't predictions but instead the sportsbook's best estimation as to how to maximize profits.
It might be their last.