The Red Sox are your World Series champions!
The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price's pitching and Steve Pearce's power.
Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the title. He's just the fifth rookie skipper to do it overall.
After posting a team-record 108 wins in the regular season and romping through the AL playoffs, the Red Sox finished off a one-sided Series.
Price threw three-hit ball into the eighth inning. Pearce hit two home runs, a night after his homer and double spurred a late rally.
Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez also connected as the Red Sox hit three homers off Clayton Kershaw.
Now, the celebrating begins!
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2:03 a.m.: The celebration is over for now for our postgame coverage on Boston 25, but it continues in Boston! Time to get ready for a parade!
12:44 a.m.: The Red Sox have tentatively scheduled the parade for Wednesday, but it's time to "call the mayor."
11:39 p.m.: Steve Pearce is your 2018 World Series MVP!
11:18 p.m.: THE RED SOX HAVE DONE IT! Chris Sale strikes out Manny Machado as the Red Sox win Game 5 in a 5-1 battle, clinching the World Series!
11:07 p.m.: Chris Sale out for the bottom of the ninth for the Red Sox as they look to close out a World Series title!
Alex Cora last night on Chris Sale: "He's got one inning." #RedSox— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) October 29, 2018
11:00 p.m.: It's time for the ninth inning! The Red Sox are at the plate, and need just three outs in the bottom of the inning to clinch the World Series!
10:48 p.m.: David Price exits the game in the eighth inning to a standing ovation from Red Sox fans, with the Red Sox winning 5-1.
10:35 p.m.: Steve Pearce does it once more to make it 5-1 Red Sox with a solo shot!
10:09 p.m.: J.D. Martinez joins the home run party! A solo shot gives the Red Sox a 4-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning!
9:56 p.m.: Mookie Betts breaks out of a slump to launch one over the fence and give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning!
9:43 p.m.: Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel adding to their feud in the crowd, with the Red Sox still leading over the Dodgers 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.
8:58 p.m.: David Price ends the second inning with a strikeout, reaching 38 pitches through his first two innings on the mound.
David Price up to 38 pitches through two innings. #RedSox— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) October 29, 2018
8:27 p.m.: And just like that, the Dodgers answer on a solo shot from David Freese to make it 2-1 Red Sox in the first inning.
8:20 p.m.: Steve Pearce launches a two-run home run in the first inning to continue his hot streak, getting the Red Sox on the board with a 2-0 lead.
8:00 p.m.: Pregame coverage is underway on Boston 25, with the Red Sox looking to do damage and take home a World Series title in Game 5!
7:00 p.m.: Our team was LIVE from Dodger Stadium ahead of Game 5, giving their thoughts on the night ahead.
4:50 p.m.: The Red Sox released their lineup for Game 5, with a few tweaks in the infield and batting order as they look to clinch a title Sunday night.
#RedSox lineup for Game 5 tonight: Betts CF, Benintendi LF, Pearce 1B, Martinez RF, Bogaerts SS, Holt 2B, Devers 3B, Vázquez C, Price LHP— Austin Bumpus (@AustinBumpus) October 28, 2018
In Game 5, Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth inning and a three-run double in the ninth to help push the Sox past the Dodgers.
Pinch-hitter Rafael Devers singled home Brock Holt with the tiebreaking run in the ninth as the Red Sox roared to a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.
Less than a day after a wrenching, 440-minute defeat ended well past midnight, the Red Sox trailed 4-0 in the seventh inning before they shook off that heartbreak, warmed up their bats and sped away from LA.
“I’ve never been on a team where you just get punched in the face and then come back tomorrow and act like they are totally fine,” Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez said. “It’s impressive.”
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