.Boston’s manager went for a commanding lead in the World Series Jose Cruz Jr. Jersey , using David Price and Nathan Eovaldi out of the bullpen in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.But Los Angeles won 3-2 in 18 innings Friday night, trimming Boston’s lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Now Cora has to come up with a starting pitcher for Game 4.After failing to answer the first time when asked, Cora spelled out his situation.“TBA” he said, then repeating for extra emphasis: “TBA.”Cora’s Game 3 moves almost worked. Jackie Bradley Jr.’s eighth-inning home run off Kenley Jansen tied it at 1, and the Red Sox went ahead in the 13th when Eduardo Nunez reached on an infield single that pitcher Scott Alexander threw wildly to first for an error that allowed Brock Holt to come home from second.But Max Muncy walked off Nathan Eovaldi leading off the bottom half, tagged up and went to second when third baseman Eduardo Nunez fell into the seats catching Cody Bellinger’s popup. Muncy then scored when second baseman Ian Kinsler slipped on the infield and bounced his throw wide of first on Yasiel Puig’s grounder up the middle , ruled a single and an error. Muncy ended the game when he homered off Eovaldi leading off the 18th inning on the reliever’s 97th pitch.Boston and Los Angeles tied World Series records by using 23 players, including nine pitchers. All those moves created a short pitching staff for Cora for the rest of the weekend after he pulled starter Rick Porcello after 4 2/3 innings.“We’ll map it out tomorrow,” Cora said. “There are a few guys that are lining up in my office to start the game tomorrow. We’ll decide what we’ll do and we’ll be fine.”Cora’s choices to start Saturday night are Game 1 starter Chris Sale on three days’ rest; Eduardo Rodriguez Nolan Ryan Jersey , who followed Porcello and threw just six pitches in striking out Joc Pederson for the final out of the fifth; or Drew Pomeranz, who hasn’t pitched since the regular-season finale Sept. 30 and last started on Aug. 7.“Somebody will start. Most likely a lefty,” Cora said to laughter.Insisting he’s no genius, Cora refused before the game to take credit for making the right moves.“No. It’s all about the players,” the rookie manager said. “They’re talented. We got information. We put them in spots that we feel that they’re going to be successful. But in the end they’re the ones that hit homers and make plays and actually they make managers look good. That’s it.”Cora’s agent, the always glib Scott Boras, coined the term “Coralytics,” describing the 43-year-old as a synergy of psychological prowess and analytical aptitude.“Alex is one of the most intelligent teammates I had and the most caring,” said Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , who was together with Cora on the 2003-04 Dodgers. “He’s always played the game the way you’re supposed to play.”Cora seems unflappable.“More than anything, he’s just brought consistency,” Sale said. “He’s the same guy in the first inning as he is in the ninth inning of a 10-1 ballgame or 3-3 ballgame. I think that’s the overall thing as players that we take from him. … Ninth inning, bases loaded, one out of a one-run ballgame, and he’s sitting there eating seeds, doing the same thing as a 10-1 ballgame in the fourth inning. And I think that goes very well with us as players, when if he’s not panicking, why should we?”That will matter more than ever this weekend HOUSTON (AP) — Touted prospect Forrest Whitley will start the season in the minors but has certainly showed why he could factor into the Houston Astros‘ plans at some point.Whitley allowed three runs over three innings in his final exhibition start as Houston beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-9 on Monday night. The outing capped a solid spring for the young right-hander.Whitley said he was able to learn from Astros veterans in camp Carlos Lee Jersey , with preparation being the biggest thing.“I thought this spring was very beneficial, and it’s going to help me during the season,” he explained. “Sitting in (Justin) Verlander and (Gerrit) Cole’s back pockets as much as I possibly could, learning from them.”Whitley, rated the top pitching prospect in baseball by MLB.com, allowed all three runs in a 31-pitch first inning that was capped by Francisco Cervelli’s two-run homer. But he settled down after that, retiring the side in order in the second and permitting two singles in the third.The 21-year-old finished with two strikeouts and gave up six hits. He struck out 17 in 15 innings this spring.“This outing was pretty weird,” Whitley said. “I haven’t had one of these in a while. I had everything except my fastball. It’s kind of hard to pitch without the fastball. I had a hard time locating that pitch. Pitching off that was a real struggle, but I found a way to bounce back a little bit. That was encouraging.”Whitley http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , a 2016 first-round draft pick, will start the season at Triple-A Round Rock.“I’m very excited,” he said. “Going to the affiliate here shortly and try to pitch as well as I can to get back up here.”Houston manager AJ Hinch said the spring was a good learning time for Whitley, and he’s got a bright future.“It’s going to take an adjustment or two and attention to a couple details to be ready to pitch in the big leagues,” Hinch said. “When we call him up at some point, we are going to need him to be good.”CHISENHALL HITPirates outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall exited after being hit in the right hand by Framber Valdez’s pitch in the sixth.BIG INNINGSPittsburgh’s three-run first started with Adam Frazier scoring on Starling Marte’s double before Cervelli’s home run. The Pirates added a five-run sixth on RBI singles by Melky Cabrera and Corey Dickerson sandwiched around a two-run double by Frazier and Marte’s sacrifice fly.Houston scored seven in the third. George Springer and Alex Bregman had RBI groundouts before Michael Brantley’s two-run single and Tyler White’s three-run homer. Nick Tanielu added a three-run homer in the sixth. Garrett Stubbs and Myles Straw hit consecutive solo home runs in the seventh.JAMES’ OUTINGHouston right-hander Josh James gave up one run and three hits in the eighth. James, slowed early by a strained right quadriceps, allowed only that one run in four spring outings.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Brandon Maurer starts the exhibition finale Tuesday against the Astros.Astros: RHP J.B. Bukauskas starts Tuesday.