By: Jade Edwards
The Boston Red Sox, the American League champions, won the World Series after a definitive 5-1 score in game five against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the National League champions. The Red Sox started off strong, winning the first two games. The Dodgers came back to win game three with a close score of 3-2, but the Red Sox took over and won the last two games making the 114th Series a five-game series.
Both teams had outstanding seasons. With 92 wins and 72 losses, the Dodgers took first in the National League West division. This pushed them forward into the playoffs for the sixth consecutive time. After winning the 2018 National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves and the 2018 National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers, in which they became the first team from either league to win deciding Game Seven on the road since the Cardinals in 2006, the Dodgers made their fifth World Series appearance in a row and 20th overall.
The Red Sox won the American League East division title with a 108-54 record. 108 wins marked the most games won in the majors since 2001 when the Seattle Mariners had 116 wins during their regular season. Beating the New York Yankees in the division series, the Red Sox moved on to defeat the Houston Astros in the League Championship Series. The Astros were the American League champions last year. This year’s appearance in the World Series made it the Red Sox’s 4th showing since 2004 and 15th overall. They were a promising team with victorious results.