Red Sox Are New World Series Champs

For 2nd year in a row, heartbreak at home for LA Dodgers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2018 12:15 AM CDT
The Boston Red Sox hold the championship trophy after Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series...   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 on Sunday night behind David Price's pitching and Steve Pearce's power. Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the title. He's just the fifth rookie skipper to do it overall. After posting a team-record 108 wins in the regular season and romping through the AL playoffs, the Red Sox finished off a one-sided Series, the AP reports. Price threw three-hit ball into the eighth inning. Pearce hit two home runs, a night after his homer and double spurred a late rally.

Mookie Betts and JD Martinez also connected as the Red Sox hit three homers off Clayton Kershaw. Los Angeles lost Game 7 of the World Series last year to Houston, also at Dodger Stadium by the same 5-1 score. Hundreds of Red Sox fans in the stands at Dodger Stadium chanted "MVP! MVP!" after Pearce was chosen for the honor. "This is the greatest feeling of my life. When you're a kid, this is where you want to be. And it's happening right now," he said. "This is a great moment. I'm so glad I get to share it with everybody." (Game 3 was the longest game in World Series history.)


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