Red Sox beat Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 to win World Series title

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price's pitching and Steve Pearce's power.

Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the title. He's just the fifth rookie skipper to do it overall.

After posting a team-record 108 wins during the regular season and romping through the AL playoffs, the Red Sox finished off a one-sided Series

Price threw three-hit ball into the eighth inning. Pearce hit two home runs, a night after his homer and three-run double spurred a late rally.

Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez also connected as the Red Sox hit three homers off Clayton Kershaw.

Los Angeles lost Game 7 of the World Series last year to Houston, also at Dodger Stadium by the same 5-1 score.

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BOS4-1
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LAD1-4
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  • W: D. Price (3-1)L: C. Kershaw (2-3)
  • HR: BOS - S. Pearce 2 (4), J. Martinez (3), M. Betts (1), LAD - D. Freese (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts CF-RF41111000.210.300.323.6236.0
A. Benintendi LF41100000.268.328.339.6672.0
S. Pearce 1B42232000.289.426.6581.08313.0
J. Martinez RF41211010.300.403.520.9236.5
C. Sale P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
X. Bogaerts SS30100111.224.303.310.6131.5
B. Holt 2B40000002.259.375.519.8940.0
R. Devers 3B40100020.294.351.382.7340.0
C. Vazquez C30000012.216.237.324.561-0.5
D. Price P30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Kelly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Bradley CF00000000.200.360.475.8350.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Freese 1B31211000.364.423.7731.1969.0
    a- C. Bellinger PH10000011.115.193.192.385-0.5
    K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Turner 3B30000111.299.373.388.7610.5
    E. Hernandez CF-2B40000012.122.217.268.486-0.5
    M. Machado SS40000030.227.278.394.672-1.5
    M. Muncy 2B-1B30000010.200.355.400.755-0.5
    Y. Puig RF30100000.300.375.480.8551.0
    C. Taylor LF-CF20000111.282.417.436.8530.5
    A. Barnes C20000011.069.156.069.225-0.5
    b- M. Kemp PH-LF10000011.174.200.348.548-0.5
    C. Kershaw P20000000.000.333.000.3330.0
    P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    c- J. Pederson PH10000011.205.262.385.647-0.5
    Y. Grandal C00000000.138.265.276.5410.0
    • a-struck out for Freese in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Barnes in the 8th
    • c-struck out for Baez in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Betts, S. Pearce 2 (4), J. Martinez (3)
    • RBI - M. Betts (4), S. Pearce 3 (11), J. Martinez (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Pearce (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Price 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 3B - D. Freese
    • HR - D. Freese (2)
    • RBI - D. Freese (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Bellinger, E. Hernandez, A. Barnes
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Devers-Holt-Pearce)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Machado-Muncy-Freese; Hernandez-Machado-Muncy)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (W, 3-1)7.03112513.461.1527.5
    J. Kelly1.00000300.790.714.5
    C. Sale1.00000304.111.244.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price (W, 3-1)7.0
    J. Kelly1.0
    C. Sale1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Kershaw (L, 2-3)7.07440534.201.077.5
    P. Baez1.01110111.590.791.5
    K. Jansen1.00001001.690.662.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Kershaw (L, 2-3)7.0
    P. Baez1.0
    K. Jansen1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 89-58, J. Kelly 16-10, C. Sale 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 8-7
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 25, J. Kelly 3, C. Sale 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 92-66, P. Baez 15-11, K. Jansen 9-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-7, K. Jansen 2-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 27, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    BOS4-1
    200001110580
    LAD1-4
    100000000130
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts CF-RF41111000.210.300.323.6236.0
    A. Benintendi LF41100000.268.328.339.6672.0
    S. Pearce 1B42232000.289.426.6581.08313.0
    J. Martinez RF41211010.300.403.520.9236.5
    C. Sale P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    X. Bogaerts SS30100111.224.303.310.6131.5
    B. Holt 2B40000002.259.375.519.8940.0
    R. Devers 3B40100020.294.351.382.7340.0
    C. Vazquez C30000012.216.237.324.561-0.5
    D. Price P30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
    J. Kelly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Bradley CF00000000.200.360.475.8350.0
    Total335854167-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Freese 1B31211000.364.423.7731.1969.0
      a- C. Bellinger PH10000011.115.193.192.385-0.5
      K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      J. Turner 3B30000111.299.373.388.7610.5
      E. Hernandez CF-2B40000012.122.217.268.486-0.5
      M. Machado SS40000030.227.278.394.672-1.5
      M. Muncy 2B-1B30000010.200.355.400.755-0.5
      Y. Puig RF30100000.300.375.480.8551.0
      C. Taylor LF-CF20000111.282.417.436.8530.5
      A. Barnes C20000011.069.156.069.225-0.5
      b- M. Kemp PH-LF10000011.174.200.348.548-0.5
      C. Kershaw P20000000.000.333.000.3330.0
      P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      c- J. Pederson PH10000011.205.262.385.647-0.5
      Y. Grandal C00000000.138.265.276.5410.0
      Total2913112118-----
      • a-struck out for Freese in the 8th
      • b-struck out for Barnes in the 8th
      • c-struck out for Baez in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Betts, S. Pearce 2 (4), J. Martinez (3)
      • RBI - M. Betts (4), S. Pearce 3 (11), J. Martinez (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Pearce (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Price 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 3B - D. Freese
      • HR - D. Freese (2)
      • RBI - D. Freese (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Bellinger, E. Hernandez, A. Barnes
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Devers-Holt-Pearce)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Machado-Muncy-Freese; Hernandez-Machado-Muncy)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 3-1)7.03112513.461.1527.5
      J. Kelly1.00000300.790.714.5
      C. Sale1.00000304.111.244.5
      Total9.03112111---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 3-1)7.0
      J. Kelly1.0
      C. Sale1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kershaw (L, 2-3)7.07440534.201.077.5
      P. Baez1.01110111.590.791.5
      K. Jansen1.00001001.690.662.0
      Total9.0855164---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kershaw (L, 2-3)7.0
      P. Baez1.0
      K. Jansen1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 89-58, J. Kelly 16-10, C. Sale 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 8-7
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 25, J. Kelly 3, C. Sale 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 92-66, P. Baez 15-11, K. Jansen 9-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-7, K. Jansen 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 27, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Pearce homered to left51
      • 7TH INNING
        Martinez homered to center41
      • 6TH INNING
        Betts homered to left center31
      • 1ST INNING
        Freese homered to right center21
        Pearce homered to center, Benintendi scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Yasmani Grandal catching
        • Kenley Jansen pitching
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked
        • B. Holt: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Holt grounded out to shortstop, Bogaerts out at second
        • R. Devers: Devers grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Sale pitching
        • Jackie Bradley in center field
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Pedro Baez relieved Clayton Kershaw
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts flied out to deep center
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi fouled out to catcher
        • S. Pearce: Foul, Pearce homered to left
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
        • Matt Kemp hit for Austin Barnes
        • Joe Kelly relieved David Price
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
        • Joc Pederson hit for Pedro Baez
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
        • Cody Bellinger hit for David Freese
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez homered to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to shallow left
        • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Holt reached on fielder's choice to second, Bogaerts out at second
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Devers singled to center, Holt to second
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • D. Price: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Price grounded into fielder's choice to second, Devers out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Machado lined out to shortstop
        • M. Muncy: Muncy flied out to left
        • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Foul, Puig grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • D. Price: Price grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Betts homered to left center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi grounded out to first
        • S. Pearce: Pearce flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Freese grounded out to second
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner lined out to left
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Holt lined out to first
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Devers struck out looking
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Vazquez lined out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • A. Barnes: Barnes grounded out to second
        • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kershaw grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pearce grounded out to third
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez singled to shallow left
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to second, Martinez out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • M. Muncy: Muncy flied out to center
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Puig lined out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • D. Price: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Price struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Betts flied out to deep center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kershaw grounded out to third
        • D. Freese: Ball, Freese tripled to deep right
        • J. Turner: Turner grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez fouled out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Ball, Holt flied out to left
        • R. Devers: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vazquez lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Puig singled to left center
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Taylor flied out to center
        • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Foul, Betts flied out to center
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Benintendi singled to center
        • S. Pearce: Pearce homered to center, Benintendi scored
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. Freese: Freese homered to right center
        • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
        • E. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to second, Turner out at second
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)