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

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

Price was masterful in Game 5 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Sunday, continuing a dramatic October turnaround that includes wins in three straight starts, including the ALCS clincher and the Series finale, a 5-1 Red Sox victory. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez hit solo home runs.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora revealed that he had shuffled the pitching rotation following Saturday's come-from-behind 9-6 win over the Dodgers. But the Red Sox got timely hitting and won their ninth title, tying the Athletics for third-most behind the Yankees (27) and Cardinals (11). He then showed he was truly over what he called "the hump" with a strong six-inning outing and a win in Game 2 of the Series. "The longer you stay in the game, great things can happen". "I think that there's a lot of thoughts and opinions that people don't have all the information, which is commonplace these days and cultivate opinions and give out there". And Cora helped coax a breakout postseason from World Series Game 5 victor David Price.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was booed when his name was announced before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, the final game at Dodger Stadium in 2018. "This is a game we get to play". The veteran lefty has had his struggles in Boston, but he was good this season, and fantastic in the World Series. He might be remembered as the scapegoat for the Dodgers' failure, and he is indeed the easy target: the mercenary who was brought in to win a title and who did not, and who wasn't around long enough for anyone to get attached.

Pearce finished the World Series hitting 4-for-12 with eight RBIs, three home runs and four walks.

For Boston, starter David Price was brilliant. The Red Sox join NY among four franchises to win at least nine Fall Classics since the event's 1903 inception.

Boston entered the World Series as the favorite, as the Red Sox were superior all year. A ninth championship is always potentially just a few short months away once spring training convenes in Fort Myers every February. They will have to decide what to do with Clayton Kershaw-the ace whose diminished fastball velocity now almost matches that of his slider-particularly if Kershaw opts out of the two years and $65 million remaining on his contract.

This was the sixth consecutive year the Dodgers were in the postseason, but it wasn't quite as straightforward to get back to this point. David pitched a great game.

Roberts' decision to pull Hill triggered a slew of debate on Twitter, with Trump weighing in to say: "It is unbelievable how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through nearly 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever (s) who get shellacked. But the World Series is a bucket-list thing".

Backed into a corner and with their bullpen worn out, the Dodgers turned to three-time Cy Young victor Clayton Kershaw, while the Red Sox countered with their Cy Young victor Price.

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