LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 during the regular season and romping through the AL playoffs, the Red Sox finished off a one-sided Series
Price threw a three-hit ball into the eighth inning. Pearce hit two home runs, a night after his homer and three-run double spurred a late rally.
Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez also connected as the Red Sox hit three homers off Clayton Kershaw.
Los Angeles lost Game 7 of the World Series last year to Houston, also at Dodger Stadium by the same 5-1 score.
A reminder to stay on @FOXProvidence for our postgame show- I’ll be LIVE with the champagne and trophy presentation should the Red Sox win and @ruthiepolinsky in studio with Ken Ryan. Even @MHershgordon with fans at the bar! #WorldSeries #RedSox pic.twitter.com/uFM68m4jKB