Pitcher David Price and batter Steve Pearce were the match-winners on the night, with Pearce hitting two home runs to complete a one-sided World Series.
Through his first 20 games, he was hitting.284/.304/.567 with three home runs, but what was more surprising was that he also had three triples.
It was nearly too much to take for Los Angeles fans who watched the Boston Red Sox take the series in five games Sunday by winning 5-1, the same score of the Houston Astros' series-clinching win a year earlier.
He joined Kirk Gibson, Eddie Murray, Reggie Jackson, Johnny Bench and Yogi Berra as the only players to hit multiple homers in the clinching game of a World Series. Steve Pearce defied all expectations when it mattered, taking home the World Series MVP trophy.
Remember, Red Sox, to say thanks the next time you're in town.
Following Game 4, Roberts said Hill had told him before the seventh inning to "keep an eye on me".
David Freese struck back with a homer at the bottom to get LA on the board, but Mookie Betts and J D Martinez helped the Red Sox rack up another two. During the NLCS, he was criticized for not hustling during a groundout, kicking Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar near the ankle as he jogged out a groundout (which drew a $10,000 fine) and for a pair of hard slides into Orlando Arcia in Game 3 while the Milwaukee shortstop was attempting to turn double plays. In seven innings, he gave up four runs on seven hits - three of which were home runs - and struck out five. Joe Kelly finished the eighth.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was booed when his name was announced before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, the final game at Dodger Stadium in 2018. Plagued at times by an aching back, the 30-year-old lefty no longer is the dominant pitcher who won three Cy Young Awards, his famous 12-to-6 breaking ball now more 10 to 4:30.
"It's very special", Price said to Fox Sports, gesturing toward his Red Sox teammates. Only the New York Yankees (27) and St. Louis Cardinals (11) have more.
Pearce is headed to free agency, but after the thump he provided against left-handed pitching this year, the Red Sox should be hot on his trail.
While he certainly made it look easy from April to October, Cora said that was not always the case. "Everything starts with these guys".
Much as they did while rolling to a major-league-best 108 regular-season victories, the Red Sox also dominated the postseason.
It seemed like every move Cora made in October came up golden for the Red Sox. Only their rival, the Yankees, had more wins en route to winning it all, winning 125 games in 1998. After beating the Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 of the series, stars from all over are celebrating the big win! "Myself personally, it was tough".
That all came after he started Game 2 and pitched in relief in Game 3. But little did he know that we got a starter and a rover at the same time, just a matter of the usage we were going to give him.
"A lot", he said. "It will be an eventful three days for me, and I'll try to figure it out".
Alex Cora wants to take the World Series trophy to Puerto Rico.
Los Angeles won 92 games in the regular season and defeated the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series and Milwaukee Brewers to win the NL pennant. Dave Roberts, the Dodgers' manager, has been maligned for his deployment of his bullpen, but perhaps it appeared as if he struggled to pull the right strings because there were no strings to pull. "But the World Series is a bucket-list thing".