After losing to Houston in Game 7 past year by the same 5-1 score, the Dodgers became the first team ousted on its home field in consecutive World Series since the New York Giants by the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds in 1936 and '37.
The Red Sox clinched their ninth World Series title with a lethal combination of power and pitching.
Game 1 starter Chris Sale was expected to again get the ball but, with the Red Sox leading 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, they will turn back to Game 2 victor Price. And to be here right now is a dream come true, " Pearce said.
The Dodgers may have wobbled them for 18 innings in Game 3, and had them on the ropes again in Game 4, but the Red Sox wore that sparkle of destiny nearly from Opening Day. Palka was the first White Sox player with three triples in his first 20 career Major League Baseball games since Frank Thomas (who didn't hit his first home run until his 25th career game). "It can be cumbersome for a lot of people, and I'm not saying it's not for him at times, but it's part of the process and he handles it easily". Solo homers by Mookie Betts in the sixth inning and J.D.
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Since then there have been 152 goals across 46 fixtures, so hopes are high for goals on Sunday. They play well, passing the ball quickly and thinking fast.
Game 5 is Sunday night. When he signed with Boston he said, "I'm signing with Boston because we're going to win a World Series". Only their rival, the Yankees, had more wins en route to winning it all, winning 125 games in 1998. I don't think he is privy to the conversation.
"Keep an eye on me". Looked around. Just went out there and said hey this is what we've all been waiting for.
Boston would end up scoring five runs in the inning to push their advantage to an insurmountable lead. His last RBI came in Game 1 of the World Series, hours shy of his 22nd birthday. "I mean, they could go a totally different way..."
It got better and better, too, as hundreds of Red Sox fans in the stands chanted "MVP!" The Dodgers have not won the World Series since 1988. "All the guys we have in the clubhouse and the selfishness they showed, that's what put us over the top". "If necessary in Game 6, he's the starter". "He was really good in so many ways", Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski said before Game 5.