In Game 4 of the World Series, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts made the somewhat controversial move of pulling Rich Hill during the seventh, even though the left-hander had shutout the Boston Red Sox over 6 1/3 innings. And Steve Pearce, a 2016 Ray, knocked in eight runs in the Series, hitting a pair of homers Sunday, including a two-run shot in the first, after hitting a tying blast in the eighth in Saturday's Game 4 win.
Boston Red Sox players and fans were in full party mode on Sunday evening after they clinched their ninth World Series. The other team to win more than Boston is the Seattle Mariners, who won 120 games before losing in the 2001 American League Championship Series.
"I didn't say anything that anyone didn't know", Sale explained.
"No, no, I don't", he said before Game 5. After both teams made it through game three - the seven-hour-plus game that made Major League Baseball history for it's tenure - it was Boston who took it all!
And now, for the second straight year, Cora is celebrating a World Series title in Los Angeles. The veteran lefty has had his struggles in Boston, but he was good this season, and fantastic in the World Series.
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Muncy homered to left-center on a full-count pitch from Nathan Eovaldi , jolting the remaining fans to their feet at 12:30 a.m. With two out, a runner on second and the Red Sox clinging to a one-run lead, Yasiel Puig hit a slow roller toward Kinsler.
Machado's three home runs and 12 RBIs rank second among players in this year's postseason, but most of his production happened early. He went seven innings in Game 5, yielding only one run and three hits.
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. I got to look forward to it for the first time in a long time. The Red Sox join NY among four franchises to win at least nine Fall Classics since the event's 1903 inception.
"It wasn't as easy as what people think", Cora said. Cora said he imagined his home town "going crazy" after the Red Sox's World Series win. "And honestly when I'm done here, I shower, I get in that auto, I might get a text and say, "Go to the pharmacy and get some diapers for the kids".
Boston went 7-1 on the road in the postseason and 10-0 overall when scoring first. They will have to decide what to do with Clayton Kershaw-the ace whose diminished fastball velocity now almost matches that of his slider-particularly if Kershaw opts out of the two years and $65 million remaining on his contract.
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".
He got to the plate one time in Boston's sweep of the 2007 World Series, putting down a sacrifice bunt for a team led by David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Manny Ramirez. He tapped his heart several times to Red Sox fans behind the first base dugout while walking to the bench.