2018 World Series

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The 2018 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's 2018 season.wikipedia
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2018 Boston Red Sox season

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The 114th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff played between the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox and the National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
They then defeated the defending champion Houston Astros in five games in the Championship Series, advancing to the World Series where they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games.

2018 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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The 114th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff played between the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox and the National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
They lost to the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 World Series, their second straight World Series loss.

Alex Cora

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Steve Pearce won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award, while Alex Cora became the fifth first-season manager and first manager from Puerto Rico to win the World Series. Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts were teammates on the Dodgers in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Cora led the team to the 2018 World Series championship in his first season as a manager, becoming the fifth manager to do so in MLB history and the first as a Puerto Rican manager.

Boston Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox' most recent World Series appearance was their 2013 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Following their victory in the 2018 World Series, they became the first team to win four World Series trophies in the 21st century, with championships in,, and.

Steve Pearce (baseball)

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Steve Pearce won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award, while Alex Cora became the fifth first-season manager and first manager from Puerto Rico to win the World Series.
Pearce was instrumental in Boston's 2018 World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers, displaying key outbursts of power en route to being named the World Series Most Valuable Player.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers, who last won a World Series in 1988 over the Oakland Athletics, made their second consecutive appearance, after losing to the Houston Astros in 2017.
Although they were winners of the National League pennant in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the Dodgers lost in both the 2017 and 2018 World Series.

2018 Major League Baseball season

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The 2018 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's 2018 season. The Red Sox finished with a .667 record, winning the American League East division title for the third consecutive season, eight games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees, and were the first team to clinch a berth in the 2018 postseason.
The World Series began on October 23, and ended on October 28 with the Boston Red Sox defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games to win their ninth World Series championship.

1918 World Series

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Additionally, the Red Sox became the first team to win two World Series exactly one century apart, as they had defeated the Chicago Cubs in 1918, while the Dodgers were the first team since the 2011 Texas Rangers, and the first NL team since the 1992 Atlanta Braves, to lose consecutive Fall Classics.
The Red Sox, who had won the American League but lost the Series in,,, and, finally won the World Series in and then won again in, 2013 and 2018.

Craig Kimbrel

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The 2018 Red Sox were highlighted by All-Stars Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, J. D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, and Chris Sale.
He is a seven-time All-Star, two-time Reliever of the Year, and a 2018 World Series champion.

2018 American League Championship Series

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Next, they defeated the defending champion Houston Astros in five games in the League Championship Series. Game 2 featured another matchup of left-handed pitchers; Boston started David Price, who got the win in Game 5 of the 2018 American League Championship Series, while Los Angeles started Hyun-jin Ryu, who took the loss in Game 6 of the 2018 National League Championship Series.
The 2018 American League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series pitting the defending World Series champion Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox, for the American League (AL) pennant and the right to play in the 2018 World Series.

Chris Sale

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The 2018 Red Sox were highlighted by All-Stars Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, J. D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, and Chris Sale.
He was a key member of the Red Sox pitching rotation that helped the team win the 2018 World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

J. D. Martinez

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The 2018 Red Sox were highlighted by All-Stars Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, J. D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, and Chris Sale.
He placed second in the American League in the 2018 season in home runs and batting average, and first in RBIs, and was a crucial component of the Red Sox's 2018 World Series title run.

1916 World Series

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The two franchises faced each other in the 1916 World Series; the Red Sox won the series in five games against the then-Brooklyn Robins.
The two franchises met again in the postseason for the first time in 102 years in the 2018 World Series, 60 years after the Dodgers relocated to Los Angeles.

2018 National League Championship Series

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With a .564 record, the team entered the playoffs as a second seed and went on to beat the Atlanta Braves in four games in the 2018 National League Division Series and the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games in the 2018 National League Championship Series, becoming the first team in either league to win Game 7 of a League Championship Series on the road since the 2006 Cardinals. Game 2 featured another matchup of left-handed pitchers; Boston started David Price, who got the win in Game 5 of the 2018 American League Championship Series, while Los Angeles started Hyun-jin Ryu, who took the loss in Game 6 of the 2018 National League Championship Series.
The 2018 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven playoff pitting the Milwaukee Brewers against the Los Angeles Dodgers, for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2018 World Series against the AL Champions, the Boston Red Sox.

Manny Machado

At the July trade deadline, the team traded for All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Orioles to replace injured shortstop Corey Seager and a former All-Star second baseman Brian Dozier from the Twins.
An impending free agent, he was then traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers the day after the game and helped the team make the World Series.

World Series

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The 2018 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's 2018 season.
The Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in 5 games for their fourth title since 2004.

Ian Kinsler

The Red Sox again scored first, this time in the second inning, when Xander Bogaerts doubled and then scored on a single by Ian Kinsler.
Kinsler was with the Red Sox when the team won the 2018 World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

David Price (baseball)

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Game 2 featured another matchup of left-handed pitchers; Boston started David Price, who got the win in Game 5 of the 2018 American League Championship Series, while Los Angeles started Hyun-jin Ryu, who took the loss in Game 6 of the 2018 National League Championship Series.
In 2018, he won the series-clinching Game 5 as the Red Sox won the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fox Major League Baseball

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The Series was televised in the United States on Fox.
During the 2018 World Series, John Smoltz was heavily criticized for appearing to hate the direction baseball is going in.

American League East

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The Red Sox finished with a .667 record, winning the American League East division title for the third consecutive season, eight games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees, and were the first team to clinch a berth in the 2018 postseason.

1988 World Series

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The Los Angeles Dodgers, who last won a World Series in 1988 over the Oakland Athletics, made their second consecutive appearance, after losing to the Houston Astros in 2017.
The Dodgers would make another World Series appearance the following year in 2018, but lost to the Boston Red Sox in five games, marking the first time the Dodgers lost back-to-back World Series since 1977 and 1978, where they lost both World Series to the New York Yankees.

Mookie Betts

The 2018 Red Sox were highlighted by All-Stars Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, J. D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, and Chris Sale.
The Red Sox finished the year at 108–54, and went on to win the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dave Roberts (outfielder)

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts were teammates on the Dodgers in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Roberts led the Dodgers to the 2018 World Series after the Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves three games to one in the 2018 NLDS and then defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games in the NLCS.

Mitch Moreland

The 2018 Red Sox were highlighted by All-Stars Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, J. D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, and Chris Sale.
In the postseason, Moreland appeared in 11 games, batting 5-for-17 (.294) as the Red Sox went on to win the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

David Freese

In August, the Dodgers acquired former World Series MVP David Freese from the Pirates.
He started at first base in Game one of the 2018 World Series.