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How the Red Sox dominated the 2018 World Series

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Boston Strong

In a convincing victory over the Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox earn their ninth World Series title.

In a convincing victory over the Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox earn their ninth World Series title.

In a convincing victory over the Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox earn their ninth World Series title.

In a convincing victory over the Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox earn their ninth World Series title.

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The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off in the World Series earlier this year. This marked the ninth trip trip by the fan favorite Red Sox to the World Series. They dominated the Dodgers in the series 4-1 and earned their first title since 2004. This was a fitting end to a season of success after excellent showings in their regular season, as well as their postseason. These games rounded their win count up to 119, earning them the second most wins a championship team has ever received.

 

Many people are chalking up this season’s phenomenal results to a recent change in the team’s management. Alex Cora was hired as the Red Sox new manager this year. Without him people are speculating the results for the World Series could’ve been very different.

 

“Last year was a phenomenal year because we had a brand new manager. He brought new life and team spirit back into the clubhouse, which is important for Boston,” said Lyman’s local Red Sox fanatic, Ms. Gayle Goodridge.

 

But what exactly happened in the World Series that lead up to this massive Red Sox victory?

 

In game one, the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers 8-4. The could not have done this without runs from Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Steve Pearce, J.D. Martinez, and Edward Nunez. Also, Mookie Betts, famous Red Sox all-star, earned the AL MVP at the end of the World Series.

 

“I believe Mookie Betts played a big role for scoring for the Red Sox,” said junior Christian Birty.

 

The Red Sox also came up on top in game two where they won 4-2 with runs from Betts, Benintendi, Vazequez, and Bogaerts. Later in game three, the Dodgers were originally winning because of Dodger player, Joc Pederson’s, solo home run in the bottom of the third. However, the Red Sox struck back in the top of the eighth when Jackie Bradley Jr.’s had a solo home run.

 

The two teams went into epic extra innings where they battled late into the night. The Red Sox went up by one in the top of the thirteenth after Brock Holt’s run, but the Dodgers tied it in the bottom of the thirteenth off Yasiel Puig’s RBI. The game was scoreless as both pitchers, Nathan Eovaldi and Scott Alexander, were clutch for their teams.That was until the bottom of the eighteenth when Max Muncy knocked a walk off solo home run for LA to make the series 2-1.

 

Both teams were scoreless in game four until the bottom of the sixth when the Dodgers loaded the bases and Bellinger got a hit so Justin Turner could strike first, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. Soon after Puig came up to bat for the Dodgers with one man on first and one man on third. Everyone held their breath waiting for Puig to swing. Until, BANG he struck Red Sox pitcher, Eduardo Rodriguez’s, ninety-two MPH pitch into the stands causing the Dodgers to extend their score to a 4-0 lead.

 

At this point, many fans on both teams went to bed thinking the game was over. This was until the top of the seventh with 2 outs, when Mitch Moreland came up to bat with a man on second and a man on first. SMACK! Moreland hit a home run bring the score to Dodgers 4 and the Red Sox close behind with 3.

 

The game started picking up in the next inning, when Steve Pearce aired a solo homerun to tie the game 4-4. Then in the top of the ninth with Brock Holt on second, Rafael Devers struck a base hit up the middle. Holt had just enough time to bring it home giving the Red Sox a lead of 5-4. Later on in the inning, Pearce came up to bat again. The bases were loaded. The air looming over the field was taut. Suddenly, SWISH! Pearce smacks the ball as it cuts through the tension on the field and swings to the wall in the outfield. The Red Sox clean the bases while Pearce on second, and putting the Sox up 8-4.

 

In what would be the last game of the 2018 World Series, Craig Kimbrel closed the game out for the Red Sox. They went up early and had a four-run lead in the bottom of the ninth finishing with a final score of 9-6. Then the Dodgers came up to bat. Red Sox star pitcher, Chris Sale, had two outs and the bases cleared when the Dodgers’ last hope for a comeback, Machado, stepped up to the plate. Sale struck Machado out, giving the Red Sox their ninth World Series Champion title.

 

“I knew the Red Sox were a good team, but I did not expect them to demolish the Dodgers like they did in the World Series,” said Mr. Schaefer who is among the many of people surprised by the results of the World Series.

 

This year’s World Series may have looked one sided as Boston won 4-1, but the Dodgers put up a great fight in every game. Although the Red Sox still deserved this well-deserved, impressive championship win. All the insane plays, crazy turns of events, and intense innings truly made it a great World Series.

 

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Michelangelo Kryger, Staff Writer

My name is Michelangelo Kryger but I go by Mick. Last year was my first time taking journalism. I'm not great with designing, but I love writing. I like...

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  1. Annalee Swagerman on January 9th, 2019 12:40 pm

    Although the article was long, at the same time it was captivating.

  2. Naral Chalermchaikosol on January 9th, 2019 8:32 pm

    Great article!

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