Recap - the Red Sox and their relentless pursuit of a championship

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator


It's the best way to describe what the 2018 Red Sox have been like throughout this post-season.

Split two games against the Yankees at Fenway? No problem...we'll just sweep them in the Bronx.

Split two games with the Astros at Fenway? Take all three in Houston.

Photo courtesy of USA Today
Last night in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series, pretty much every time the Dodgers left a door even slightly open, the Red Sox barged right on in.

Los Angeles scored in four innings and in three of them, Boston answered right back.

The Red Sox also scored with two out in the third, fifth and seventh innings.

When Chris Sale struggled to get through four innings, Alex Cora pieced together the final five Dodger innings with six pitchers, including starter Nathan Eovaldi who came on in the eighth and sat 100-101 with pure heat.

And the ultimate dagger came in the form of an Eduardo Nunez (pictured) three-run PINCH HIT home run in the bottom of the eighth that turned a one-run nailbiter into a virtual no-doubt win.

Andrew Benintendi smacked four hits in his first career World Series appearance (ok...a few of them were bloops but you get the point), J.D. Martinez had two hits and a pair of RBI's, and even Sandy Leon had a pair of hits.

It's almost enough to give you confidence in Game 2 with David Price and his tingling fingers on the mound with an expected game-time temperature of 43 degrees.

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