Red Sox cap stellar season, win 4th World Series in 15 years

Red Sox cap stellar season, win 4th World Series in 15 years

Cora, a player on Boston's 2007 champions, became the first manager from Puerto Rico to win a title and just the fifth rookie skipper overall.

But Sunday night marked the biggest milestone for the first-year manager: winning the World Series.

It's no surprise a team that had 108 regular-season wins won the series, but Boston prevailed in part because some unexpected players stepped up in key moments.

Nonetheless, Boston and LA rewrote the record books in game three, which was the longest World Series game ever.

David Freese struck back with a homer at the bottom to get LA on the board, but Mookie Betts and J D Martinez helped the Red Sox rack up another two.

Price will be hoping for similar support today when the Red Sox attempt to clinch their second title in five years. And when people criticized Boston's bullpen heading into the postseason, they probably had no clue that Cora had an ace up his sleeve. In the eighth, he came back with another homer to score the final run of the series.

The swap was premised on getting extra rest for Sale, whose cranky shoulder is obviously an issue, for him to pitch the if-necessary Game 6 on Tuesday in Boston.

Backed into a corner and with their bullpen worn out, the Dodgers turned to three-time Cy Young victor Clayton Kershaw, while the Red Sox countered with their Cy Young victor Price.

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This is why the Red Sox gave David Price that eye-popping, seven-year, $217 million deal in late 2015.

It seemed like every move Cora made in October came up golden for the Red Sox.

He had a rough go of it - 0 for 8 with an RBI (a groundout) - in his first two Major League Baseball games before breaking out in game one of an April 28 doubleheader at Kansas City.

Boston required just three batters to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.

"It's very special", Price said to Fox Sports, gesturing toward his Red Sox teammates. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great. Sure, it's easy to say any team in Boston's healthy financial situation could go out and add several All-Star pitchers. That's a tribute not just to the pitchers, but the front office as well. Entering this year's tournament with a career 5.03 post-season ERA - and zero wins in nine starts - the noise only got louder when the Yankees knocked him around in Game 2 of the ALDS at Fenway Park, scoring three runs in 12/3 innings.

Roberts' decision to pull Hill triggered a slew of debate on Twitter, with Trump weighing in to say: "It is incredible how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through nearly 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever (s) who get shellacked". That was the case in Game 1 of the regular season, all the way to Game 5 of the World Series.

Arguably his best month was September, where he led the team in home runs (8) and RBIs (14). He would end up being lifted early in that game, depriving him of the chance to break Andruw Jones' record for most postseason RBI before the age of 22. He had the pulse of the Boston locker room the second he arrived for Spring Training in Fort Myers, and knew exactly which buttons to push to get the most out of the 25 players every day.

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