2018 World Series: Red Sox top Dodgers in Game 5 for crown

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What You Need to Know: Boston Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox won their ninth World Series title and fourth in 15 seasons Sunday night, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5.

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The Red Sox, behind a stellar pitching performance by starter David Price and two home runs by Series MVP Steve Pearce, wrapped up the series in five games.

Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez also homered for Boston, which had the best regular-season record in baseball with 108 victories.

Chris Sale struck out the side in the ninth inning for Boston, making rookie manager Alex Cora the first manager from Puerto Rico to lead a team to a World Series championship.

Pearce staked Price to a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run in the first inning and hit a solo shot in the eighth inning. Mookie Betts hit a solo homer in the sixth inning and J.D. Martinez hit a solo shot in the seventh inning.

Price allowed three hits and allowed just one run, a home run by David Freese in the first inning.