Red Sox shut down Dodgers to win World Series

The Boston Red Sox capped one of the best seasons in baseball history Sunday night, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 5 to clinch the World Series, four games to one.

After going almost a century without winning a World Series, the Red Sox have now won four titles in the past 15 years. Boston won 108 games in the regular season, a franchise record. Counting the postseason, the team won 119 games — the third-most in baseball history.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who has struggled in the postseason over his career, gave up a two-run homer to Steve Pearce in the first inning Sunday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and L.A.

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