2018 World Series Recap

After a spectacular year of baseball the Red Sox celebrated Halloween as 2018 World Series Champions, defeating the Dodgers 4-1 in the series.

Los Angeles lost again in their second consecutive World Series attempt as Boston showed dominance, out scoring Los Angeles 28-16 in five games. Although the matchup was tough for the Dodgers they still managed to grind out a seven hour and twenty minute game before Max Muncy crushed a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 18th inning. This game went down as the longest in World Series history when the Dodgers got their only win of the series at home.

Game One: With Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw taking on the Red Soxs ace Chris Sale, game one was sure to be a pitchers duel. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, the first inning of the series set the tone with a lead off hit by Mookie Betts and a stolen base on top of it. Although both starting pitchers only threw four innings, Kershaw would get the loss as Boston won 8-4.

Game Two: Another lefty-lefty matchup, Red Soxs David Price against Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu. Close game going into the fifth until the Red Soxs bats put three runs on the Dodgers with two outs. The two out RBI(s) proved to be lethal throughout the Red Soxs October run. Boston won 4-2, leaving them only two wins short of a World Series title heading to Los Angeles for the next three games.

Game Three: At home Dodgers give the ball to 24 year-old Walker Buehler to face off with Red Soxs right-hander Rick Porcello. A remarkable seven shutout innings from Buehler gave the Dodgers a one run advantage going into the eighth. After two quick outs in the eighth, Kenley Jansen blew the save when he gave up a solo homerun to Jackie Bradley Jr., sending the game into extra innings. With incredible relief from Red Soxs Nathan Eovaldi for six innings of free baseball, Max Muncy hit a walk-off solo homerun for the Dodgers to send this 18 inning game to the record books. Dodgers beat Red Soxs 3-2 in the longest world series game in history at seven hours twenty minutes for 18 innings in Los Angeles.

Game Four: High scoring game after the long one the night before. Dodgers with the first four runs of the night late in the sixth, Red Sox answer back with nine runs in the last three innings of play. Red Soxs won 9-6 leading the Dodgers 3-1 in the series.

Game Five: Soxs jump on the Dodges quick in the first scoring two, Dodgers David Freese answers back with a solo shot in the bottom of the first. Unfortunately this would be the one run Dodgers scored that night as they drop the final to Boston 5-1. The Boston Red Soxs became World Series Champions in 2018, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 in the series.

MVP: Steve Pearce