Steve Pearce of Boston Red Sox named 2018 World Series MVP

Toby Graves
October 29, 2018

The quest is complete.

David Price works a quick inning, and the Red Sox take their 2-1 lead into the fifth.

These are the same shirts and hats the Red Sox players and coaches had on after they clinched their latest World Series title in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night.

Remember, Red Sox, to say thanks the next time you're in town. I have no idea, " Boston's president of baseball operations said on the infield. They won a franchise-record 108 games in the regular season.

"Best feeling in my life", Pearce said. Pearce nailed his second homer in the eighth inning to put his team at its series-winning score. All of his hits went for extra bases in his first career World Series.

"He's in a good place, not only mentally but physically", Alex Cora said before Game 5. This time a year ago they had just lost a dramatic seven-game series to the Houston Astros. Roberts said. "I'm happy he was tuning in and watching the game".

Boston outscored the Dodgers 28-16 and had only a slightly better batting average at.222 to.180. Only the St. Louis Cardinals (11) and the New York Yankees (27) have more.

Boston never trailed in Game 5.

"Next thing I'm going to ask ownership is if we can take the trophy to my island", he said. "Just rallying the troops and letting them know - we're the best team on the planet, and to start playing like it". And Cora helped coax a breakout postseason from World Series Game 5 victor David Price.

Boston entered the World Series as the favorite, as the Red Sox were superior all year. The first was a two-run shot in the top of the first inning.

"I've been through a lot the three years I've been there but this is why I came". One night after hitting a tying home run in the eighth inning of Game 4 and driving in three runs with a double a frame later, Pearce hit a two-run homer off Kershaw in the first inning and got the lefty again starting the seventh. In Game 5, he threw seven innings with five strikeouts and only two walks.

For Price, the start will also be an opportunity to continue to slay his post-season demons. He added with crafty trades like the one for Pearce (which included the Jays retaining US$1.5 million of his salary) and pitcher Nathan Eovaldi from the Rays. In seven innings, he gave up four runs on seven hits - three of which were home runs - and struck out five.

Kershaw began aggressively, throwing strikes on his first six pitches, and the Red Sox were ready.

Freese hit an opposite-field drive to right on a 91.7 miles per hour fastball that went 402 feet. It was the 10th career postseason home run for the first baseman, who also tripled in the third inning.

For Boston, starter David Price was brilliant.

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