Traded from Toronto to the Red Sox in late June, the 35-year-old delivered the key hits in two straight games against the Dodgers. "This is what I envisioned".
Price wasn't the only former Ray with his fingerprints on the trophy shipping up to Boston. Boston lost just once in the World Series, and the Dodgers needed 18 innings and 7 hours, 20 minutes to take Game 3.
Steve Pearce didn't have a hit in this World Series until Game 4 on Saturday night. He was named the Series MVP. He was close. Four days later, with nine strikeouts in six shutout innings to finish off Houston, he helped the Red Sox to the pennant. What the Red Sox did Saturday night at Dodger Stadium should be just about impossible.
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Alex Cora became the seventh different manager to lead the Red Sox to a World Championship. I actually enjoyed the moment warming up, looking at the people around. "Obviously it was different circumstances". The big win is also extra special for Kershaw, who had never pitched at Fenway Park before the series.
That, Price said, was a relief.
"Best feeling in my life", Pearce said. "So I think for me it's noise".
"Trump felt the need to weigh in on the World Series on a day when the president should have had much more pressing issues to attend to", the paper's sports staff wrote in an editorial.
"It was tough, absolutely", he said. "It felt great. That was the most calm I've been all year. It's the relationships that you make, while you do this, while you play this game". "Every hair on your body is standing up and you don't feel a thing".
"It's something we talked about before [Game 4]". "He fulfilled his commitment".
He got to the plate one time in Boston's sweep of the 2007 World Series, putting down a sacrifice bunt for a team led by David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Manny Ramirez. "He's done that. Now they can leave him alone, the fans can".
Dodgers fans stood and shouted for a rally one last time in the eighth inning when down 5-1, but many headed to the exits once it ended. "All the guys we have in the clubhouse and the selfishness they showed, that's what put us over the top".
"He was awesome", catcher Christian Vazquez said. And I'm focused on winning today.
Boston's 119 total wins are the third-most in baseball history. "Unfortunately we came up short again this year". They will have to add a few quality relievers. "You want to have this in the back of your mind going forward", Machado explained, of why he lingered in the dugout. "I knew it was a tough place to play". No surprise, they won.
Kelly threw five scoreless innings without walking anybody and striking out 10 this World Series.