2018 World Series

The Boston Red Sox looked to Do Damage this World Series.

The 2018 World Series Presented by YouTube TV.

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The 2018 MLB season is now over.  The Boston Red Sox took it home, winning the World Series on October 28th, 2018. Boston finished off Los Angeles in 5 games to top off the best season in Franchise history. This was Boston’s 13th World Series appearance, their 9th win overall, and their 4th World Series in 11 years.

Although this championship may have looked easy for Boston, they had to defeat some tough competition in the ALDS and ALCS. Some of the biggest questions for Boston were in their pitching lineup; Chris Sale and David Price are both known to not preform in the postseason up to their normal, regular season standards. Before this postseason, Sale only had one postseason start in his career, which came last year, and Boston lost. David Price had 10 postseason starts before this year, and only won two of those games. Price kicked it into high gear this year have four starts, winning three of those. David Prices’ Game 5 World Series start may be talked about for the remainder of his career: going 7.0 innings pitched, giving up only one run, he had five strikeouts and only two walks. This is easily the game of David’s life as he really had to buckle down and quiet a loud Dodgers Stadium, and silence the press about his postseason curse.

In games one and two Boston came out of the gates hot, scoring twelve runs in those two games. Game 3 was a marathon lasting seven hours and twenty minutes and 18 innings. Game 3 seemed as if it would never end, until Red Sox 3rd baseman Edwardo Nunez reached on an infield single scoring Brock Holt for Boston to take a 2-1 lead in the 13th. LA had other plans: with Puig up to bat and Max Muncy on base, Puig looked to win the game. Puig swung and hit a weak ball up the middle, which might have ended the Dodgers chances of winning, but a throwing error by second baseman Ian Kinsler scored Max Muncy to keep LA alive. In the 18th inning Max Muncy stepped up to the plate and launched a ball over the Left Field wall to walk it off for LA and stay alive to play another day.

In game 5 Boston looked to end it all with first year manager Alex Cora putting his faith into pitcher David Price, who had the game of his life. Boston’s bats came to life in the first inning with World Series MVP Steve Pearce coming to the plate in the first inning and putting a ball over the Left-Center field wall to score 2 runners in the first. Once again LA came to play with Freese Launching a ball on his first pitch in to the Right Field bleachers to bring Boston’s lead down to one run. But this is all they would get as Price held them scoreless the rest of his start and Joe Kelly and Chris Sale didn’t disappoint either, holding them scoreless the rest of the game. Boston then tacked on three more runs all off of solo homeruns from Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, and Steve Pearce again.

After the game, during Boston’s celebration, Steve Pearce who was not a Red Sox at the beginning of this season, was named MVP for his production in this Postseason, having a total of 38 at bats, 10 hits, 12 runs and, 4 homeruns all of which came in the World Series.

With the season now complete, fans will look forward to the Off-Season to see what teams may change to try and be where Boston is now.