Red Sox World Series victory parade set for Wednesday

Rich Hill wasn’t happy President Donald Trump focused on baseball Saturday night. More

Rich Hill wasn’t happy President Donald Trump focused on baseball Saturday night. More

The Red Sox were the best team in baseball over the course of the regular season, winning a club record 108 games.

It ended Sunday night at Dodger Stadium, as he and the Boston Red Sox claimed the world championship with a 5-1 win to complete a 4-1 series win.

Game Five starter Price surrendered one run on three hits in seven plus innings to collect his third straight postseason win, while all the Red Sox runs were scored via home runs.

The All-Star closer served up a one-out homer to Steve Pearce that tied the game at 4-all. The two superb hitters - one who will probably win the AL MVP award (Betts) and the Hank Aaron Award victor as the league's top hitter (Martinez) - each homered, with Betts's sixth-inning blastoff Kershaw fulfilling manager Cora's prophecy that he would break out of his slump in Game 5.

Chris Sale threw the first and last pitches of the series, working the ninth after starting Game 1.

Hill struck out seven and walked three in 6 1/3 innings with one run and one hit.

A tormented franchise during decades of despair before ending an 86-year championship drought in 2004, the Red Sox have become baseball's team of the century with four titles in 15 seasons.

"You never know where the game will take you", he said.

The Dodgers, who were beaten by the Houston Astros in last season's World Series, hit back right away when David Freese crushed a leadoff homer to get Los Angeles on the scoreboard.

Freese hit an opposite-field drive to right on a 91.7 miles per hour fastball that went 402 feet. Martinez homered in the seventh, driving a fastball to straightway centre.

Pearce then repeated the Game 3 feat of Jackie Bradley Jr., who also hit a tying homer in the eighth off Jansen.

"It wasn't as easy as what people think", Cora said.

Given the talent level of the Boston roster and Dombrowski's flexibility to improve it, the Red Sox should be in contention for another one of these celebrations one year from now.

They're here, wanting to see the Red Sox win the World Series with a victory in Game 5.

"The visiting team always pays the bill", he said.

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