2018 World Series: An Epic Win for the Boston Red Sox
The 2018 World Series paired two teams that had a history in MLB. The matchup would feature the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. These teams have won multiple World Series championships. Both teams took different paths to get to the series. The Dodgers won the wild card game and played the one seed Milwaukee Brewers in the championship round. The Red Sox were the one seed and played the defending World Series Champions Houston Astros for the AL title.
The Brewers would take the Dodgers all the way to game 7. The Dodgers would win game 7 and head back to the World Series for the second year in a row. They lost to the Astros a year ago. The Red Sox came into their series against the Astros as the underdog. Boston had 108 wins which were a franchise record. The Red Sox would lose game 1 and then win four straight to head back to the World Series for the first time since 2013.
2018 WORLD SERIES BREAKDOWN
Game 1 would feature two of the best pitchers in the game. The Red Sox would send Chris Sale to the bump. The Dodgers would send Clayton Kershaw to counteract Sale. The Red Sox were very good with hits coming with two strikes and two outs. It would take them long to take the lead. Midway through the game, it was tight 5-3 in favor of the Red Sox. In the 7th inning, the Dodgers would draw within one at 5-4. Manager Alex Cora made a move and brought in Eduardo Nunez off the bench, and he would hit a three-run home run and put the game away. The Red Sox would win game one by a final of 8-4.
Game 2 would not have the fast start like game 1. After four innings the Dodgers would find themselves up 2-1. The Dodgers started Hyun-Jin Ryu who had a bad outing against the Brewers. He was the losing pitcher in game six against the Brewers. The Red Sox would counter with David Price. Price had never won in the postseason. The Red Sox would put up three runs in the 5th inning and win 4-2.
Game 3 would be the longest game in World Series history. The Dodgers would get in the board in the 3rd inning. The Red Sox would tie in up in the 8th. The teams would not score again until the 13th. At that time, it would be a 2-2 tie. The Dodgers would get walk-off home run. The player that hit the home run was Max Muncy, and he would help win the first game for the Dodgers in the World Series.
Game 4 would be a standstill after five innings. The Dodgers would put up a four-spot in the 6th. This looks like they would tie the series. The Red Sox would quickly counter in the 7th they would score three runs. They would tie it up in the 8th, and now the game turned. The Red Sox would silence the crowd with a five-run 9th. The Dodgers would score two but it was too little too late. The Red Sox would be up 3-1 and looking to win the World Series in game 5.
Game 5 started like game 1. The Red Sox would get a 2-run home run from Steve Pearce. The Dodgers would get a run and only trial 2-1. David Price would shine in this game. He retired 14 Dodgers in a row. The Red Sox would score in innings 6-8 and go on to a 5-1 win. This would be the first World Series they have won since 2013.
This World Series in this writer opinion could have been a sweep. The Dodgers had no answers for the Red Sox offense. Manager Alex Cora had the golden touch and made the right moves when he had too. Manager Dave Roberts pulled Rich Hill in game 4 in which he was pitching great. The bullpen gave up the lead. The Red Sox played as a team and didn’t let panic keep them from winning the 2018 World Series.
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