By Benjamin Rabinowitz, Matthew Jones and Sabrina Solla
NOV 1, 2018
The 2018 MLB (Major League Baseball) World Series got intense when the Boston Red Sox faced the Los Angeles Dodgers, competing for the Commissioner’s Trophy. This trophy is awarded every year to the World Series victor. It has been 102 years since these teams went head-to-head in the World Series.
Game one took place at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox home field. Both teams started their star lefty-pitchers, Chris Sale for the Red Sox, and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. These pitchers have dominated throughout their careers, although they couldn’t get through the fifth inning without being taken out. Red Sox pinch hitter, Eduardo Nunez, crushed a three-run homerun, giving the Red Sox a push to their 8-4 victory. Even though both teams were extremely competitive, the Boston Red Sox easily took game one.
In game two, both teams started off slow until the Red Sox gained some momentum in the late innings. They secured a close win over the Dodgers (4-2).
Game three was a historic, extremely long and exciting game. It lasted seven hours, and they played 18 innings , making this game the longest postseason game ever. In the bottom of the ninth, the score was tied 1-1, and in the thirteenth inning both teams scored one run, which made it 2-2. There were seven scoreless innings until first baseman Max Muncy hit a walkoff solo home run for the Dodgers 3-2 victory.
In game four, the Boston Red Sox were down by four when they made an incredible comeback in the 6th inning. They scored three runs in the 7th inning, and one in the 8th. The final score ended up being 9-6, with the Red Sox earning the win.
Game five, the final game of the series, took place at Dodgers Stadium. The Dodgers were hoping to stay alive in the series; however, the Boston Red Sox remained strong and had a 5-1 victory to win it all. The Boston Red Sox had a dominant series against the Dodgers, taking four out of the five games in the series.
After this exciting outcome, Red Sox fans are hoping that their team will have a repeat performance next season.