Red Sox Win World Series in Game Five; 4th World Series in 15 Years
Boston, MA - With players like Kevin Millar and Trot Nixon playing gritty baseball, the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox team was known as the Idiots. The 2007 team was dominant and full of All-Stars. The 2013 team rallied around tragedy to bring levity to the city, en route to growing some pretty stellar beards. And the 2018 team, well, they might have just been better than all of them.
Winning 108 games during the regular season and losing only three in the post-season, the Boston Red Sox are not only the best team in Red Sox history, they are also officially the best team of the 2018 MLB season as they are now champions of the World Series!
Dispatching the Los Angeles Dodgers in just five games were the Red Sox who never counted themselves out of a game, no matter the circumstances.
The task was tough in Game Five as they were forced to defeat Clayton Kershaw, but from the get go, Boston was getting great hits off of the ace. Steve Pearce continued his hot scoring streak with a two-run home run in the first inning and a solo shot later to top it all off. Pearce was later named the MVP of the 2018 World Series!
J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts, Boston's two best hitters all season, added solo home runs of their own to the mix to give plenty of run support to David Price who only gave up a run on his first pitch of the game and, aside from that, pitched seven innings of near perfect baseball, forever and permanently shedding all post-season demons. He got the win for the Red Sox and Joe Kelly and Chris Sale came out of the bullpen to strike out the side twice!
Sale threw the first pitch of the season and he threw the last one as Christian Vazquez jumped into his arms and the team swarmed the duo, with Price being the first one out there. It was inspiring to watch every single member of this Red Sox team step up when they needed to so they could win the World Series for the first time since 2013 and in Alex Cora's first year as a manager of a professional baseball team.
The parade will be on Wednesday and Red Sox fans have an entire off-season to savor in the joy of a dominant and special World Series championship! I know this isn't the last I'll have to say about this very special Red Sox run. For now: congratulations to the Boston Red Sox! They are the 2018 World Series champions of baseball! How sweet it is!