Red Sox Cap Off Historic Season With World Series Win

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Red Sox Cap Off Historic Season With World Series Win

Pictured above is catcher Christian Vasquez jumping into closing pitcher Chris Sale’s arms.

 

The Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 2018 World Series on October 28, 2018, to secure their 9th championship in franchise history. Boston is known for being one of the great sports cities in America and this win only strengthens that notion. A new manager and new faces on the team acquired at the beginning of the season gave Bostonians hope that the 2018 season would be their year to win a ring.

 

The team blew through the competition all year, winning a franchise record of 108 games. They would annihilate the New York Yankees and Houston Astros to advance to the World Series. They would take a 3-1 lead on the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Sox would end up winning Game 5 by a score of 5-1. 1st baseman Steven Pearce won World Series MVP with 3 home runs and a batting average of .333.

 

With a team led by All-star outfielder Mookie Betts and ace pitcher Chris Sale, the 2018 Red Sox were a favorite in the American League to at least make the playoffs. However, rookie manager Alex Cora leading the helm raised questions from fans as he had big shoes to fill with the previous manager John Farrell who led the team to the playoffs in 2017.

 

Many star players contributed to the teams successful year, including newly acquired powerhouse J.D. Martinez. Martinez found instant success on his new team with 43 home runs and 130 RBI’s making him yet another All-star. Mookie Betts was another one of many impact players hitting 32 home runs and 80 stolen bases.  Both players are now league MVP candidates and rightfully so.

The team hopes to duplicate their success next year with the resigning of key players such as pitcher Chris Sale. “We hope to be even better next year and find even more success for the city of Boston. For right now though, it’s time for us to celebrate” said manager Alex Cora. The trophy parade is scheduled to be on October 31st in the middle of Boston.

 

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Red Sox Cap Off Historic Season With World Series Win