With the use of the long ball, the Red Sox conquered the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday at Joker Stadium, winning the 114th edition of the Fall Common four games to one.
Sam Pearce hit two home runs for Boston, becoming a member of Babe Ruth and Ted Kluszewski as the only players 35 or older to get a multi-homer World Series video game. The first was a two-run shot in the top of the 1st inning. He later had a solo home run inside the eighth.
Pearce, a journeyman who has played for every workforce in the American League East division, had three house runs and eight RBI in five games. Having been named World Series MVP.
"Baseball is a funny video game, " Pearce said to Fox Sports. "The longer you stay in the game, great points can happen. I'm very blessed to be here right now. inches
Mookie Betts and L. D. Martinez added single home runs in the 6th and seventh, respectively.
Clayton Kershaw, who may have played his final game in a Dodgers uniform, took the loss. In seven innings, he gave up four runs on several hits -- three which were home runs -- and struck out five.
For Boston, starter David Price was brilliant. Following surrendering a home run to David Freese on the initial pitch, he allowed just simply three hits, walked two and struck out five in seven innings. Ahead of he was pulled in the bottom on the eighth, Price had retired 14 batters in a line.
For a long time, Price had been reputed for his playoff shortcomings, having never won a game. He now has won three, including two in this World Series.
"It's very special, " Cost said to Fox Sports, gesturing toward his Red Sox teammates. "Seeing all these produced men over there simply acting like little children, that's what it's all about. "
This is the ninth tournament for Boston, tying the Red Sox with the Athletics for third most all period. Only the New York Yankees (27) and St . Louis Cardinals (11) have more.
Boston, exactly who last won it all in 2013, has now won 4 titles since 2004, which was the season the Red Sox broke what was then an 86-year drought between championships.
Boston's Alex Cora, in his primary year as a manager, is a first Puerto Rican administrator to take a team to -- and now win -- the World Series. He marched the Red Sox to their best season in the franchise's 118-year history -- and it's really near the top of the sport perfect.
"What a season, " Cora said to Fox Athletics. "Everything starts with these guys. They're very talented. They bought into it from day one in spring training. They've been very consistent as far as preparation, going about their business. What a method to end it. "
Boston entered the World Series while the favorite, as the Crimson Sox were superior all year. They went 22-9-1 in spring training. They gained a franchise-record 108 game titles in the regular season.
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