>> The Boston Red Sox powered to victory on Sunday, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 to clinch their fourth World Series title in 15 years. Boston played its way to victory with a lethal combination of power and pitching. Steve Pearce slammed a pair of home runs and gave Boston the lead in the very first inning with a two run shot.
Reuters' Rory Carroll was in the stands at Dodger stadium.>> The Boston Red Sox weren't just the best team in Major League Baseball this season, they're among the best teams ever. Their 119 wins second only to the 1998 New York Yankees, who had 125. Momentum in this series changed decidedly in game four, when the Boston Red Sox came back from a 4-0 deficit to win 9-6.
From there it seemed just a matter of time before the Red Sox took this series and took it they did, in decisive fashion.>> The Dodgers David Fries halved the Red Sox lead in the first inning, crushing a lead off home run to get Los Angeles on the scoreboard.
But the first inning fireworks soon gave way to a pitching battle with Boston's David Price and rival Clayton Kershaw settling down and tossing four shut out innings. Boston cemented control in the sixth, when Mookie Bets smashed a solo shot. And after that it was a crushing defeat for the home team.
>> This marks the second consecutive year that the Los Angeles Dodgers have lost the World Series and watched the team they were playing celebrate on their field. The Dodgers lost last year in seven games to the Houston Astros. Returned to the Championship Series this year, only to lose in five games.
>> The World Series wraps up, naming Boston's Steve Pearce most valuable player.>> Best feeling of my life. This is what you grow up wishing that you can be a part of something like this. With that special group of guys out there, to celebrate with them, that was awesome.
>> For Pearce it's a remarkable journey to the top of the baseball world. Just last June the Toronto Blue Jays shipped him to Boston for next to nothing. He hit three home runs during the World Series