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Red Sox homer their way past Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers for World Series title – Daily News

Red Sox homer their way past Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers for World Series title – Daily News
  • Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez makes positive Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor is out after he strikes out to start the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw warms up within the outfield because the Budweiser Clydesdales journey the outfield earlier than recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Mickey Hatcher and Orel Hershiser throw out the primary pitch earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Mickey Hatcher and Orel Hershiser get their photograph taken after Hershiser throws out the ceremonial first pitch to his previous catcher earlier than recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Dodger nice Orel Hershiser waves to the gang earlier than throwing out the ceremonial first pitch earlier than recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw stretches earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. The Dodgers path the Red Sox Three-1 within the collection. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce is greeted by teammates after hitting a 2-run homer within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw reacts to Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce hitting 2-run homer within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese, #25, factors to the suitable area seats as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo residence run within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig related on this pitch for a single within the 2nd inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese related on this pitch within the third inning for a triple in recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese, 25, beats the throw to Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, 11, for a triple within the third inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox David Worth, #24, chases down Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, 22, to tag him out on the primary bottom line in the course of the fifth inning in recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Actor Jason Bateman and Jimmy Kimmel within the stands earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Actors Matt Damon and Billy Crudup within the stands earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce, middle, celebrates with teammates after his two-run house run within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher David Worth throws to the plate within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese watches his solo residence run depart the park within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese celebrates his solo residence run within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese celebrates his solo house run with third base coach Chris Woodward within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado exhibits his displeasure with residence plate umpire Jeff Nelson after hanging out swinging to finish the primary inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese is greeted on the prime of the dugout after his solo house run towards the Boston Red Sox within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • within the xxx inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Dodgers’ first base coach George Lombard jogs to his place throughout recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Dodgers’ first base coach George Lombard throughout recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher David Worth walks to the dugout after hanging out Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes to finish the second inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher David Worth reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers middle fielder Enrique Hernandez to pop up with a runner on second to finish the third inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw celebrates after getting the Boston Red Sox’ Xander Bogaerts to hit right into a double play to finish the highest of the fourth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Protesters hold a banner off the highest deck in help of transgender rights throughout recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Supervisor Dave Roberts seems to be over his notes subsequent to bench coach Bob Geren within the fifth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor leaps in useless wanting for Boston Red Sox proper fielder Mookie Betts’s solo residence run within the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks across the mound as Boston Red Sox proper fielder Mookie Betts rounds the bases after his solo house run within the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts, proper, celebrates with Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi after his solo residence run within the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts celebrates within the dugout after his solo residence run within the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Dodgers Supervisor Dave Roberts talks to reporters earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw stretches within the area earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • The Budweiser Clydesdales make their way throughout the outfield earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Orel Hershiser throws out the ceremonial first pitch earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw is greeted by Enrique Hernandez within the dugout earlier than the beginning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw watches a two-run residence run by Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce depart the park within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after giving up a two-run house run by Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after giving up a two-run house run by Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits within the dugout after giving up a two-run residence run by Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese celebrates his solo house run towards the Boston Red Sox within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese celebrates his solo residence run towards the Boston Red Sox within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese celebrates within the dugout after his solo house run towards the Boston Red Sox within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate within the first inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado strikes out swinging to finish the primary inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax applauds after the highest of the primary inning throughout recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Dodgers’ first base coach George Lombard watches Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher David Worth pitch in recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Dodgers’ first base coach George Lombard talks with Yasiel Puig after his single within the second inning towards the Boston Red Sox in recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher David Worth throws to the plate within the third inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese slides into third for a triple towards the Boston Red Sox within the third inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese slides into third for a triple as Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers applies a late tag within the third inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado can’t attain a single by Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez within the fourth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw reacts because the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts rounds the bases after his solo residence run within the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw heads to the dugout after giving up a solo house run to the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts within the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits within the dugout after giving up a solo residence run to the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts within the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits within the dugout after giving up a solo residence run to the Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts within the sixth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits within the dugout after giving up a solo residence run to the Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez within the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw watches a solo house run by the Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez depart the park within the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez celebrates as he scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes after his solo residence run within the seventh inning inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Boston’s J.D. Martinez trots residence as Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw seems to be on the scoreboard after Martinez’s solo house run through the seventh inning of Recreation 5 of the World Series on Sunday night time at Dodger Stadium. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez celebrates his solo residence run with Xander Bogaerts after scoring past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes within the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox J.D. Martinez, #28, is greeted by teammates after he knocked in a solo homer within the seventh inning in recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez celebrates with Christian Vazquez after his solo house run towards the Los Angeles Dodgers within the seventh inning inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Chase Utley, from left, watch from the dugout railing throughout recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher David Worth reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig to floor out to finish the seventh inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox’ Steve Pearce factors to his teammates as he celebrates hitting a solo residence run towards the Los Angeles Dodgers within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox’ Steve Pearce, middle, celebrates with Xander Bogaerts and Christian Vazquez after hitting a solo house run towards the Los Angeles Dodgers within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and Wealthy Hill, from left, watch from the dugout within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Followers applaud as Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher David Worth is eliminated within the eighth inning towards the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher David Worth is taken out of the sport within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers look on from the dugout within the ninth inning in recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. Boston gained the sport 5-1 and the collection Four-1. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, jumps on pitcher Chris Sale after he struck out Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Machado, #eight, to win the World Series. Boston gained the sport 5-1 and the collection Four-1. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Dodgers followers don’t look glad throughout recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • A Red Sox fan celebrates throughout recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers proper fielder Yasiel Puig watches from the dugout in the course of the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes hangs his head within the dugout subsequent to Justin Turner within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers aid pitcher Pedro Baez sits within the dugout after giving up a house run to the Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce, his second of the sport, within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers aid pitcher Pedro Baez stands on the mound because the Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce rounds the bases after his second residence run of the sport within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce rounds the bases after his second house run of the sport abasing the Los Angeles Dodgers within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers aid pitcher Pedro Baez stands on the mound because the Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce rounds the bases after his second residence run of the sport within the eighth inning of recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • The Boston Red Sox have fun after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

  • Boston Red Sox have fun their World Series win after Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale struck out Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Machado, left, within the ninth inning in recreation 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 28, 2018. Boston gained the sport 5-1 and the collection Four-1. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

LOS ANGELES — A yr in the past, the Dodgers trudged off into the winter with no regrets, at the very least none that they might admit.

They have been simply nearly as good because the Houston Astros, they believed, simply as worthy of a championship. It had eluded them however they might return to say what they felt they deserved.

It’s going to be onerous to persuade themselves of that this time.

The World Series mulligan they craved lasted simply 5 video games. The Boston Red Sox dismissed them in Recreation 5 on Sunday, hitting 4 residence runs (two by Steve Pearce) in a 5-1 victory to say their fourth World Series title within the past 15 years.

For the second yr in a row, baseball’s champion was topped at Dodger Stadium and it wasn’t the house group.

It took the longest recreation within the historical past of the World Series for the Dodgers to even get one victory on this Series. Their wait for a title will go right into a 31st yr and one other blue October might be remembered for the slumped shoulders of Clayton Kershaw.

No matter demons have denied Los Angeles for three many years now have saved their most pointed torment for Kershaw.

Not the Superman who had tried to will the Dodgers to a championship within the past, this Kershaw with the diminished velocity gave up three house runs Sunday – a two-run shot to Steve Pearce within the first inning, placing the Dodgers down to remain, and solo homers to Mookie Betts (ending an Zero-for-13 slide) and J.D. Martinez.

Pitching in a postseason recreation that would finish the Dodgers’ season for the 10th time (sixth begin), Kershaw now has a 5.40 ERA in these video games. Six of the 10 have been season-ending losses for the Dodgers and Kershaw has given up eight house runs in these potential elimination video games, greater than some other pitcher in historical past.

In his six begins in these elimination video games, Kershaw has a 6.06 ERA. In accordance with Baseball-Reference.com, solely 24 pitchers in baseball historical past have began 4 or extra elimination video games for their group. None have an ERA as excessive as Kershaw in these must-win conditions.

Postseason redemption belonged to Red Sox left-hander David Worth this fall. Pitching on brief relaxation, Worth held the Dodgers to 3 hits over seven innings. Two of the hits got here from David Freese, positioned within the leadoff spot as a result of the Dodgers didn’t understand how lengthy the left-handed Worth would go earlier than being changed by a right-handed reliever.

Freese did his half. He homered off Worth within the first inning and legged out a triple within the third when proper fielder J.D. Martinez misplaced his deep fly ball within the dusky sky.

However the Dodgers stranded Freese at third after that present, their solely at-bats with runners in scoring place in Recreation 5. That was simply as properly. They hit .200 (Four for 20) with RISP on this collection and a dreadful .192 (20 for 104) within the postseason – a quantity exceptional for not having sunk their possibilities earlier.

For all of the criticism of Dave Roberts’ pitching selections – they weren’t good – it was a scarcity of offense that did sink the Dodgers finally.

They hit a weak .180 (34 for 189) within the World Series and have been outscored 28-16 by the workforce that led baseball in runs scored this season. When it got here time to regulate towards a gentle food regimen of excellent pitching, the Nationwide League’s house run leaders did not do it adequately and slugged solely sometimes.

With Worth pitching on brief relaxation in Recreation 5, the Dodgers’ aim was to drive up his pitch rely and get him out of the sport or capitalize on his fatigue. That by no means materialized. They went down on fewer than 10 pitches 4 occasions within the first seven innings towards Worth, maintaining his pitch rely low sufficient for him to pitch into the eighth inning and hand the ball the place he handed the ball to Joe Kelly.

Kelly struck out three Dodgers in a row within the eighth. Chris Sale did the identical within the ninth and the Dodgers went hitless after Freese’s triple.

Extra to return on this story.

THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!

Chris Sale strikes out Manny Machado to shut out the World Series! pic.twitter.com/u62k4SVQPv

— FOX Sports activities (@FOXSports) October 29, 2018

Miiiiight be time to get these M-V-P chants going.

Steve Pearce goes yard AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/g4p96eK2ED

— FOX Sports activities: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 29, 2018

Rings are on the menu. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/X7VMCu7Lqf

— MLB (@MLB) October 29, 2018

Mookie’s first #postseason residence run got here at a GREAT time. pic.twitter.com/UYlNbZEgfF

— MLB (@MLB) October 29, 2018

#WorldSeries hero? David Freese is aware of one thing about that. pic.twitter.com/8Ca8ZqA7P8

— MLB (@MLB) October 29, 2018

Steve. Pearce.

He is accomplished it once more. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/OYq9aMbzLn

— MLB (@MLB) October 29, 2018