Los Angeles Dodgers fans boo Dave Roberts before World Series Game 5

Los Angeles Dodgers fans boo Dave Roberts before World Series Game 5

Los Angeles Dodgers fans boo Dave Roberts before World Series Game 5

A calming presence in a boiling sports cauldron, Cora capped off one of the greatest runs by a first-year skipper in leading Boston to the World Series championship.

The Red Sox took the best-of-seven series 4-1.

Red Sox first baseman Pearce, who hit a two-run homer on Clayton Kershaw's sixth pitch, was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez hit solo home runs.

Joe Kelly struck out three straight pinch hitters and Sale, originally scheduled to start Game 5, fanned three more in the ninth.

Boston Red Sox players and fans were in full party mode on Sunday evening after they clinched their ninth World Series. Only the Yankees (27) and Cardinals (11) have been more successful, and Boston is now tied for third with the Athletics.

Nonetheless, Boston and LA rewrote the record books in game three, which was the longest World Series game ever. He then showed he was truly over what he called "the hump" with a strong six-inning outing and a win in Game 2 of the Series.

"You know, baseball is a amusing game", he said. "I think that there's a lot of thoughts and opinions that people don't have all the information, which is commonplace these days and cultivate opinions and give out there". Not my start in Game 2 and coming out of the bullpen in Game 3 and all that, but this one right here - being World Series champs.

A year ago, he celebrated at the park as Houston's bench coach after the Astros beat Los Angeles in Game 7. Plagued at times by an aching back, the 30-year-old lefty no longer is the dominant pitcher who won three Cy Young Awards, his famous 12-to-6 breaking ball now more 10 to 4:30. He went seven innings in Game 5, yielding only one run and three hits. Altogether, Price allowed three runs in 132/3 World Series innings, good for a 1.98 ERA.

Despite all the good David Price had done in his stellar career that started with the Rays, the rap was that he couldn't win the big one.

While he certainly made it look easy from April to October, Cora said that was not always the case. The Red Sox join NY among four franchises to win at least nine Fall Classics since the event's 1903 inception.

WATCH: Boston Red Sox fans celebrate World Series victory. "We were unable to get past that hump", Machado said.

Kershaw, who now has the choice to opt out of his Dodgers contract, was left with yet another postseason disappointment.

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".

Despite their rich baseball histories, this was only the second time these two teams faced each other in the World Series. He transformed into one of the driving forces behind the latest Red Sox championship, dominating one last time on Sunday night in Chavez Ravine.

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