Boston Red Sox down Los Angeles Dodges to win 2018 World Series

Oscar Cross
October 29, 2018

It only took half as long for the Boston Red Sox to win Game 4 of the World Series as it did for the Los Angeles Dodgers to win Game 3.

But after launching a game-tying homer in Game 4 and adding two more home runs in the Red Sox' 5-1 win over the Dodgers to clinch a title in Game 5 last night, Pearce was named the World Series MVP. The Red Sox lost just once away from Fenway Park, and it took the Dodgers a record-setting 18 innings in Friday's Game 3 to prevent being swept.

"This has been a lifelong journey and to be here right now is a dream come true", the 35-year-old said. To have Alex Cora become just the third rookie manager to steer his club to a title since 1961 likely starts a bidding war between every major studio in town for a working draft of the script. While David Price, who pitched seven strong innings, was also a strong candidate for the award, Steve Pearce, a tough competitor and uniquely skilled ballplayer, deserved the trophy more than anyone in the world.

Former Dodgers star Orel Hershiser threw out the first ball, then told the crowd that while this is the last game of the season in Los Angeles, there are three more games left in the Series. "And I'm definitely glad that the time came and we moved past it". "It can be cumbersome for a lot of people, and I'm not saying it's not for him at times, but it's part of the process and he handles it easily".

"It's not that we're playing with the lead, but we feel that for the team, for where we're at pitching-wise, it's good to go with David". However, the first two games in Los Angeles were anything but easy. "This is a game we get to play".

Joe Kelly struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning, and Chris Sale did the same in the ninth, fanning Manny Machado to end it.

Arguably his best month was September, where he led the team in home runs (8) and RBIs (14).

Boston seized control in the sixth when Betts, in an 0-13 slump at the plate, smashed a solo shot while Martinez connected for a leadoff homer in the seventh. Only the New York Yankees (27) and St. Louis Cardinals (11) have more.

The swap was premised on getting extra rest for Sale, whose cranky shoulder is obviously an issue, for him to pitch the if-necessary Game 6 on Tuesday in Boston.

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