2018 World Series

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World Series

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The 2018 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's 2018 season.
The 2018 World Series took place between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox from October 23–28, with the Red Sox winning in five games to earn their ninth title.

2018 Boston Red Sox season

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The 114th edition of the World Series was 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 was 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.

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.
The Red Sox have won nine World Series championships, most recently in 2018, and they have played in 13. In addition, they won the American League pennant, but were not able to defend their 1903 World Series championship when the New York Giants refused to participate in the 1904 World Series.

Alex Cora

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.

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.

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 2018 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.

1916 World Series

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This was the second World Series match-up between the two franchises, after the Red Sox defeated the Brooklyn Robins (later known as the Dodgers) in five games in 1916.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
With the Red Sox, he 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.

2004 World Series

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The Red Sox beat the Dodgers in five games to win their fourth World Series title in 15 years dating back to 2004, and their ninth in franchise history.
Boston would win an additional title in 2018 when they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 1.

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.

2013 World Series

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The Boston Red Sox' most recent World Series appearance was their 2013 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Boston returned to the World Series in 2018 and won their 9th title by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 1.

World Series Most Valuable Player Award

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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.

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.

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 Milwaukee Brewers in seven games in the NLCS.

J. D. Martinez

The 2018 Red Sox were highlighted by All-Stars Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, J. D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, and Chris Sale.
In Game 5 of the ALCS, Martinez hit a solo home run off of Houston starter Justin Verlander; Boston won the game, 4–1, and clinched a berth in the World Series.

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.
Machado was the final out of the 2018 World Series, striking out against Chris Sale to end game five.

David Freese

In August, the Dodgers acquired former World Series MVP David Freese from the Pirates.
He started at first base in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series.

Mookie Betts

The 2018 Red Sox were highlighted by All-Stars Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, J. D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, and Chris Sale.

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.

2018 National League West tie-breaker game

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Despite a .381 start to the season and nine losses in an 11 game stretch in mid-August, the Dodgers made the playoffs for the sixth straight year by winning the division in a Game 163 over the Rockies.
The Dodgers defeated the Brewers in the 2018 National League Championship Series in seven games, and moved onto the World Series, where they lost in five games to the Boston Red Sox.