Ab-Sox-lutely the best: Red Sox are World Series champions

Posted at 11:17 PM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-28 23:47:19-04

Christian Vazquez jumps into the arms of Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox to celebrate winning the World Series. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The best team during Major League Baseball’s regular season was also the best team during the postseason. The Boston Red Sox, a squad that won a franchise-record 108 games, are 2018 World Series champions.

Sunday, Boston battered the National League champion Dodgers with four home runs to eliminate Los Angeles in five games. World Series Most Valuable Player Steve Pearce homered twice, as Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez added solo shots in the 5-1 victory. Boston’s much-maligned pitcher David Price was sensational, scattering three hits and surrendering just one run in seven innings pitched. He earned the victory, his second of the Series. Boston ace Chris Sale closed out the game.

The Boston Red Sox celebrate their World Series title. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Sox have now won four titles in a 15 year span. Boston did not win a single World Series championship between 1918 and 2004.

After losing to the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series, the Dodgers still have yet to win a title since their last championship in 1988.