THE Boston Red Sox have won their fourth World Series title in 15 years after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 in the best-of-seven MLB final.
Red Sox starting pitcher David Price recorded the win in a 5-1 Game 5 with another stellar playoffs outing – ironically after the narrative around the star had become that he can’t win in the playoffs.
Steve Pearce hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, and while the Dodgers hit back with a David Freese solo shot in the bottom half, they always trailed. Pearce homered again in the eighth inning. He was named World Series MVP.
Steve Pearce celebrates one of his two home runs. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPSource:AFP
Mookie Betts (sixth inning) and J.D. Martinez (seventh inning) also hit solo home runs for the Red Sox.
Boston won a franchise record 108 games in the regular season, the most since Seattle won 116 in 2001.
But they also took advantage of incredible clutch hitting and a bullpen that many expected to be a weakness becoming nearly unhittable.
The Red Sox broke ‘The Curse of the Bambino’ back in 2004 when they won their first World Series title since 1918. They then won it again in 2007 and 2013.
The Dodgers are once again MLB runners-up having lost to the Houston Astros in last year’s World Series, 3-4.
The big question now is whether future Hall of Fame pitcher Clayton Kershaw has made his final appearance for LA.
Originally published as Sox-ed it to them! Boston claims World Series title over LA
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