said on the infield.
But when Pearce added a second bomb in the eighth inning, it was as good as over as the Sox capped the World Series in five games and improved their post-season record to 11-3. Or maybe they can't feel anything, and it's best you do not ask them questions about what happened during the REM cycles everyone else in America got between then and now. With two home runs in Sunday's clinching game, Pearce was named World Series MVP capping a torrid 24-hour stretch in which he helped put the dagger to the NL champion Dodgers. "My first couple years I was in the bullpen and I got to throw the last pitch of a world series so I can't complain".
Of course, they let loose a few choice words about the rival Yankees, too. "I knew it was a tough place to play".
"This is the greatest Red Sox team in history", owner John Henry proclaimed after receiving the Series trophy.
Boston outscored the Dodgers 28-16 and had only a slightly better batting average at.222 to.180.
The trio combined to drive in eight runs over the final three innings of the Red Sox's 9-6 comeback win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Sunday, he won the biggest game of all. When he signed with Boston he said, "I'm signing with Boston because we're going to win a World Series. So we chose to start swinging the bats a little bit".
Game 5 was a much less dramatic affair compared to previous games in the series.
That was quick! Steve Pearce tags Clayton Kershaw for a home run and it's already 2-0 Boston.
"It is unbelievable how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through nearly 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever (s) who get shellacked". "Unfortunately we came up short again this year".
Pearce smashed three home runs, including two in Game 5, and hit.333 en route to his first career World Series ring. Price struck out five and walked two, retiring 14 in a row before a leadoff walk to Chris Taylor in the eighth ended his night after 89 pitches.
The Red Sox did more than just talk it.
"It's an instant shock", Sale said of the final out, a strikeout of Manny Machado.
"We've just got to go back out there, and I expect us to be back here next year", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, "but celebrating on the field". But his production tailed off the rest of the way as he batted.184 (7 for 38) with three RBIs in the remaining nine games.