The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series champions.
Last night in game 5 of the world series the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 to win the seires 4-1.
After a franchise record 108 regular season wins, the Red Sox went on to dispatch the Yankees, the defending champion Astros, and finally the Dodgers tallying a total postseason record of 11-3.
The World Series MVP was Steve Pearce. Pearce a June aquisition from Toronto, had 3 homers and seven RBI in the final two games. Another accolade was Alex Cora who became the first manager from Puerto Rico to win a title and just the fifth rookie skipper overall.
Boston outscored the Dodgers 28-16 and had a better batting average of .222 compared to the Dodgers .180
The Red Sox now have tied the Athletics for most world series championships with 9 behind the Yankees and Cardinals.
Pearce hit a two run homer on Kershaw’s sixth pitch. Solo homers by Mookie Betts in the sixth inning and JD Martinez in the seventh quieted the LA crowd. Pearce added a solo drive of Baez in the 8th to end the Dodgers season.
David Price was fantatsic in game 5 and may have finally won over Boston pitching 7 innings allowing only 1 run and 3 hits.