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Game five, two teams, one World Series title.
All of these factors came together, giving the Red Sox their fourth title since 2004.
Riots broke out as Boston claimed the title, returning to Fenway as World Series champions.
The only other time that the Red Sox and the Dodgers have faced each other in a World series game was in 1916.
During that game Babe Ruth helped pitch the Boston into the championship.
Fast forward 102 years and Boston found themselves winning yet again.
The Red Sox, the golden team, won their fourth World Series Championship in 15 years.
David Price’s pitching, along side with Steve Pearce’s power led Boston to a 5-1 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Not only did the team post a record of 108 regular season wins, but they also swept through the American League (AL) playoffs, finishing the season off with a strong win.
Pearce hit two home runs after his homer and three run double the night before.
He also took home the “Most Valuable Player” award for his major hits that he delivered through the series games.
Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez also connected, hitting three home runs off Dodger pitcher, Clayton Kershaw.
Betts’ hit provided some cushion in the sixth inning.
However, Price also emerged as an unlikely hero, earning his postseason struggles with his level of performance.
This all led to one of the most impressive team seasons.
Capturing the ninth championship in franchise history was only possible because of the dominant performance that the Red Sox displayed on Sunday.
Not to mention that for manager Alex Cora, this was his first World Series victory.
Cora became the first rookie manager since Bob Brenly (from the Arizona Diamondbacks’) to win the World Series.
Chris Sale recorded the final out of the 2018 World series after striking out Manny Machado, who had a fairly disappointing series for the Dodgers.
Boston finished the season with 119 wins, which is the third-most in MLB history behind the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners.
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