World Series Game 5 Recap “L.A. Is Pearced Through The Heart Again”

Christian Corey, Sports Writer

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On Sunday night, October 28th game 5 of the 2018 World Series Between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers was played in Los Angeles, California at Dodger Stadium. 

 Game 5 Starters 

Game 5 starters were the two left handers, David Price of the Boston Red Sox and Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  David Price pitched and astounding 7.0 innings and only gave up 1 run on 3 hits to Los Angeles.  On the other hand, Clayton Kershaw also managed to pitch 7.0 innings, but Kershaw gave up 4 runs on 7 hits to the Red Sox in the early going. 

 Game 5 Scoring 

Boston jumped on Kershaw in the very first inning.  Boston got 2 runs from their first baseman Steve Pearce.  Pearce hit a 2-run- home run off Kershaw into center field, giving Boston the early 2-0 lead. 

In the bottom half of the first L.A. would also get the long ball working.  L.A.’s leadoff hitter David Freese would hit a solo-home run into the right field bleachers getting the Dodgers on the board and making the game 2-1 Sox. 

However, in the bottom of the top of the 6th inning Boston would add 2 more runs.  The first run came on a solo home run from Mookie Betts that sailed into center field, making the game 3-1. 

One inning later in the top of the 7th Boston would hit another home run.  This time it came from their MVP candidate J.D. Martinez.  Martinez blasted another solo homer into center field now making the game 4-1 Boston.  

In the top of the 8th inning, for good measure, Boston would get an insurance run when World Series MVP Steve Pearce hit a solo home run into center extending Boston’s lead to 5-1. 

 Game 5 Recap 

That would be all the runs the Red Sox needed.  In the bottom of the 9th Boston’s ace Chris Sale came on to end the game and the series for the Sox.  He would end up closing the game out when he got the Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado to strike out swinging on a slider to capture the Red Sox 4th World Series Title in the last 15 years.