Red Sox close out Dodgers with strong showing from Price

29 October 2018 13:33:18 EST

The Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series Champion after dispatching the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium on Sunday evening in Southern California.

The proverbial playoff monkey is finally off David Price's back, as the 33-year old hurler from Murfreesboro, Tennessee has been special this postseason.

Price was lights out on Sunday, as the Boston de facto ace lasted seven innings while allowing one earned run on three hits conceding two walks and striking out a game high five batters for the contest.

Alex Cora joined a special club after the clinching victory, as the Red Sox manager is the fifth rookie skipper to lead his squad to a World Series victory in his first season.
     
Los Angeles lone run came in the bottom of the first inning, as David Freese blasted the only home run off of Price.

The Red Sox never trailed on Sunday, as the visitors from Massachusetts once again beat up Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

The Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Kershaw managed seven innings, but surrendered four earned runs on seven hits, allowing zero walks and striking out a game high five batters for the contest.

This is the second straight season that Los Angeles has fallen in the World Series and their drought of 30 years without a World Series victory continues.

Chris Sale clinched the World Series victory with three straight strikeouts in the bottom of the ninth inning and Boston and last year's World Series winners, the Houston Astros, will start as favorites for 2019.

The Red Sox are 13/1 to win the next World Series.

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