The Boston Red Sox Win the World Series

Boston Red Sox and L.A. Dodgers, 2018 World Series Poster. Photo from Wikimedia. 

The Boston Red Sox claimed the title of World Champions on Sunday, October 28th for the fourth time in the last fifteen years. The Sox defeated the L.A. Dodgers 5-1 in game five of the series, ultimately winning the championship 4 games to 1. Game three of the series was the longest Postseason/World Series game in Major League History. It ran for an astounding seven hours and 20 minutes. Boston fans everywhere went wild as the last time the Red Sox won the pennant was in 2013 against the St. Louis Cardinals. Before that was 2007 and then the illustrious 2004 World Series, the year that the Red Sox finally broke the Curse of the Bambino, by ending an 86 year championship drought.

The Sox started off game five with outfielder Mookie Betts getting caught with a groundout. Outfielder, Andrew Benintendi hit one up the middle of the field in order to get on first base. First baseman, Steve Pearce hit a home run on the first pitch thrown to him by Dodgers pitcher, Clayton Kershaw. Pearce’s homerun put the Sox up 2-0 early in the game. Sox pitcher, David Price started the game by throwing to Dodgers infielder, David Freese for a heavy hit towards right field.

By the second inning the Dodgers were up on the board but the score was still 2-1. The score stayed the same throughout the third inning, however, Sox designated hitter, J.D. Martinez, misjudged a ball and missed an easy out. At the top of the sixth inning, Betts hit a solo home run after getting no hits in his last 13 at bats, putting the Sox up 3-1. Bottom of the sixth consisted of Price retiring the Dodgers side in order for the third straight inning.

In the top of the seventh inning, Martinez made up for his dropped catch earlier by smacking a solo home run putting the Sox up 4-1. In the eighth inning, Pearce hit his second home run, putting the sox up 5-1. Red Sox pitcher, Chris Sale came out to pitch the bottom of the ninth. He quickly sat down Dodgers, Justin Turner, Enrique Hernandez, and Manny Machado. After that, the Red Sox were champions. Sox catcher, Christian Vazquez quickly ran from home plate and jumped on Sale in complete excitement.

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