Red Sox Win the MLB World Series

Hunter Ellington, Reporter

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The Boston Red Sox won the 2018 MLB World Series.

The World Series started last Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox squared off starting the series in Fenway Park in Boston.

Games are out of the best of seven games, so whoever wins four games will be World Series champion.

The Red Sox eliminated the Houston Astros in the ALCS (American League Championship Series) by winning four games to one, and the Dodgers eliminated the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS (National League Championship Series) by winning four games to three.

The Dodgers and Red Sox haven’t played against each other in the World Series over a century, and some of the Dodgers players that are on the team have never played at Fenway Park before and got their first chance to play there.

The pitching matchups for game one were Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and ace Chris Sale of the Red Sox.

The Red Sox ended up getting two runs in the first inning on two singles by Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi and designated hitter J.D. Martinez, each driving in one run.

Red Sox would go on to win that game 8-4; pinch hitter third baseman Eduardo Nunez ended up hitting a three run homerun in the seventh inning.

In game two, the starting pitcher for the Red Sox was David Price and for the Dodgers Korean Hyun-Jin-Ryu pitched. The Red Sox won the game 4-2.

Game three was played on Oct.26. at Dodger Stadium.

This wasn’t too much of a high scoring game- 1-1, going to extra innings, and in the thirteenth inning, the Red Sox got the lead by pinch hitter third basemen Eduardo Nunez, giving the Red Sox a two to one lead.

The Dodgers ended up tying the game in the bottom of the inning 2-2, and it continued until the 18th inning when first basemen Max Muncy from the Dodgers hit a walk off homerun to give them the win.

The series lead is cut down two to one for the Red Sox.

During game four on Saturday, the Dodgers had a 4-0, and pinch hitter Mitch Moreland hit a three run home run to cut the lead to one.

The Red Sox scored five runs in the ninth inning, one of them being a bases clearing double by first baseman Steve Pearce, which scored three runs, and the Red Sox would go on to win 9-6, making the series lead 3-1 The Red Sox were one win away from being World Series Champions since 2013.

Game five on Oct.28 and was all pitching for the Red Sox. Starting pitcher David Price held the Dodgers to only one run and three hits, and the Red Sox would go on to win 5-1, making them World Series champions.

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