World Series - Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Five
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Making quick work of the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games, the Boston Red Sox have been crowned 2018 World Series champions.

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For the fourth time since 2004, the Boston Red Sox are champions of baseball. Not too shabby for an organization that couldn’t get out of its own way for a cool 86 years.

Chris Sale polished off a 5-1 victory on Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series. The only loss in five came in Game 3 during that 18-inning marathon that just wouldn’t end.

The final out came courtesy of a Manny Machado strikeout.


It was a home run fest by Boston from the very get-go.

Steve Pearce, one of the heroes of Game 4, smashed two homers on the night while finishing 2-4 with three runs batted in. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez each clubbed one as well.

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All but one of Pearce’s shots were of the solo variety yet all accounted for the five runs in combination.

For the Dodgers, starter Clayton Kershaw continued his average October ways. The lefty relented four runs on seven hits in seven innings.

David Price started for the Sox, allowing just one run in seven innings. Joe Kelly pitched a clean eighth inning just prior to Sale coming in to finish the season in style.

The best team during the regular season took home the title, 100 years after the organization’s most notorious season (1918).

Next up will now witness the New York Yankees attempting to respond to their bitter rivals dominating baseball once again. As of right now, they are the team of the new century.

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