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

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

The Dodgers, the National League champion and in the World Series for the second year in a row, were trying to win their seventh title and first since 1988.

The Red Sox took the best-of-seven series 4-1. No one pegged Steve Pearce as a No. 3 hitter in a World Series lineup, but the veteran utility man ended up clubbing three homers and taking home MVP honors.

Really, you expect to get beaten by guys like Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez (who both also homered in Game 5). On Aug. 10, he struck out three times and then hit a walkoff home run to win the game 1-0, the first time the White Sox ever won 1-0 on a walkoff home run.

Alex Cora became the seventh different manager to lead the Red Sox to a World Championship. 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). Everybody knows, they talk about we have the highest payroll in baseball. "The Dodgers welcomed me with open arms", Machado said. "You never know where the game will take you", Pearce told reporters.

Price, who dominated on the mound and helped the Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games, took a moment to soak everything in before answering one particular question that struck a chord. During the NLCS, he was criticized for not hustling during a groundout, kicking Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar near the ankle as he jogged out a groundout (which drew a $10,000 fine) and for a pair of hard slides into Orlando Arcia in Game 3 while the Milwaukee shortstop was attempting to turn double plays. It seems to me there's a Christmas shopping season coming up. Palka was the first White Sox player with three triples in his first 20 career Major League Baseball games since Frank Thomas (who didn't hit his first home run until his 25th career game).

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Progress came incrementally for Price, who went 42/3 innings -one out shy of qualifying for a win - in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Astros.

Chris Sale said he didn't like hearing the news that he wasn't going to start Game 5.

Pearce is headed to free agency, but after the thump he provided against left-handed pitching this year, the Red Sox should be hot on his trail. The Sox scored their first World Series win since 2013. A ninth championship is always potentially just a few short months away once spring training convenes in Fort Myers every February. "But DP held the hot hand and he's carried us through this postseason as one of our starters, plus I got a chance to go old school". 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. David pitched a great game.

Joe Kelly turned into Cora's most trusted reliever in the World Series. It's one of the many traits that made him such a great manager in his first season in Boston, and why so many believe even more good times are ahead for the Cora-led Red Sox.

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