Monday, October 29, 2018

Red Sox Capture Ninth World Series Title With Win Number 119, Beat LA, 5-1

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This could very well be the greatest Red Sox team ever. They went 11-3 in the postseason, won all three rounds on the road and finished the 2018 campaign as World Series Champions with 119 total wins. On Sunday night, David Price (pitching on short rest) cemented his Boston legacy by throwing seven brilliant innings and winning his second game in this World Series—making Alex Cora look like a genius again. He gave up a home run on his first pitch—then dominated. And, AL East journeyman Steve Pearce hit two home runs—capturing World Series MVP honors. Also going yard for the Red Sox were Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez—so, all five Boston runs came from the long ball (ironically, what the Dodgers were known for all year). The Red Sox bullpen was again masterful—with Joe Kelly striking out the side in the 8th and Chris Sale finishing off the season by doing the same in the ninth. This was a resilient, aggressive Red Sox team and were the best in baseball wire-to-wire. Congratulations to the Red Sox—2018 World Series Champions!