The Boston Red Sox Are Your 2018 World Series Champions

The Red Sox have completed their conquest of Major League Baseball as they’ve won their fourth World Series in 14 years. They secured the title with a 5-1 win at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night besting the Dodgers in this series 4-1. The final out came from Chris Sale striking out Manny Machado.

The veteran journeyman Steve Pearce took home the World Series MVP trophy. Pearce has played for every team in the AL East and grew up as a Red Sox fan.

“Baseball is a funny game,” Pearce said. “The longer you stay in the game, great things can happen. I’m very blessed to be here right now.”

Pearce hit two home runs in Game 5 and the game tying home run in Game 4 the night before.

It was a wild weekend for this series. On Friday, they played the longest World Series game of all time lasting a whopping 7 hours and 20 minutes. It took a walk-off oppo taco home run from Max Muncy in the 18th inning to seal it.

Game 4 was another wild game as the Red Sox topped the Dodgers 9-6. The Dodgers jumped out to a 4-0 lead off of a 3-run home run by Yasiel Puig in the 6th inning.

The Red Sox comeback started with a 3-run home run from Mitch Moreland. Pearce’s solo home run tied it in the 8th and then the Red Sox tacked on five more runs in the 9th.

Rafael Devers’ single brought in Brock Holt to take the lead and then Pearce broke it open with a bases clearing double.

The Dodgers threatened for a little in the 9th with a 2-run home run off of Craig Kimbrel but that was all of the damage that was done.

Game 5 featured a duel between Clayton Kershaw and David Price.

Price was outstanding once again going 7 IP, giving up 3 hits, 1 run, and 2 walks while striking out 5. Price was known for his shortcomings in the post-season but he has done a lot this year to quiet those critics.

“It’s very special,” Price said. “Seeing all these grown men over there just acting like little kids, that’s what it’s all about.”

Kershaw was not as sharp. While he didn’t pitch his best, he was still pretty effective throughout the night. He went 7 IP, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, and no walks while striking out 5.

Red Sox Manager Alex Cora did an incredible job in his first year as a manager. The players played their tails off for him and he was great at getting his players motivated.

“It wasn’t as easy as it looked,” Cora said. “One hundred and eight wins, and we knew it wasn’t enough for where we play. We knew we would be judged by our post-season.”

The Red Sox won a total of 119 games combing the regular season and post-season which is the third most in baseball history. This Red Sox team has to be considered one of the greatest Red Sox team ever. They only lost three games in the entire playoffs and displayed so much grit and clutch all year.

Long time sports fan, first time writer. I played a little college football at American International College (You probably have never heard of it). My favorite teams consist of the Jets, Yankees, Rangers, and Knicks. While three of those teams have brought me nothing but stress, I wouldn't want it any other way.

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