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 Vintage four games to one.
Bob Pearce hit two house runs for Boston, subscribing to Babe Ruth and Jim Kluszewski as the only players 35 or older to have 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 team in the American League East division, had three house runs and eight RBI in five games. He was named World Series MVP.
"Baseball is a funny game, " Pearce said to Monk 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 solitary 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 seven hits -- three that were home runs -- and struck out five.
For Boston, starter David Price was brilliant. After surrendering a home run to David Freese on the primary pitch, he allowed merely three hits, walked two and struck out five in seven innings. Just before he was pulled in the bottom from the eighth, Price had retired 14 batters in a row.
For a long time, Price had been reputed for his playoff shortcomings, having never won a game. He now has won three, which include two in this World Series.
"It's very special, " Price said to Fox Sports, gesturing toward his Red Sox teammates. "Seeing all these grown men over there only acting like little youngsters, that's what it's everything regarding. "
This is the ninth championship for Boston, tying the Red Sox with the Athletics for third most all time. Only the New York Yankees (27) and St . Louis Capital (11) have more.
Boston, who also last won it all in 2013, has now won several titles since 2004, which was the season the Red Sox got destroyed what was then an 86-year drought between championships.
Boston's Alex Cora, in his initial year as a manager, certainly is the first Puerto Rican administrator to take a team to -- and now win -- the World Series. He led the Red Sox for their best season in the franchise's 118-year history -- and it's really near the top of the sport perfect.
"What a season, very well Cora said to Fox Activities. "Everything starts with these guys. They're very talented. They bought into it from day one in spring training. They've been incredibly consistent as far as preparation, going about their business. What a approach to end it. "
Boston entered the World Series since the favorite, as the Red Sox were superior all seasons. They went 22-9-1 in spring training. They earned a franchise-record 108 game titles in the regular season.