Dodgers bench Bellinger for elimination game vs Red Sox

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Overall, the top four spots in the Red Sox batting order are a combined 3 for 45 with 16 strikeouts in those two games for the highest-scoring team in the big leagues.

Steve Pearce slammed a pair of home runs and David Price tossed a seven-inning gem to power the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and their fourth World Series title in 15 years on Sunday.

The Boston Red Sox had the motto "Do Damage" throughout the postseason - and that's exactly what they did. Later, he hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees at Fenway Park. The left-hander became the first pitcher to start a World Series game on zero days' rest since Firpo Marberry did it for the Washington Senators in 1924.

Six relievers combined to give up eight of Boston's nine runs over the final three innings in a 9-6 loss Saturday night that sent the Dodgers to the brink of elimination for the second straight year.

"Anytime you come up with a situation like that, you want to make something happen", Moreland said.

It's crunch time for the Dodgers and their fans.

The so-called "Curse of the Bambino" plagued the Red Sox for decades, and the franchise didn't win another World Series until 2004. The Red Sox lost one game to the Yankees in the ALDS, mauled them, 16-1, the next night, and won the series in four.

While the crowd of 54,367 was stunned, Freese woke up fans in the bottom half.

Freese hit an opposite-field drive to right on a 91.7 miles per hour fastball that went 402 feet.

After Andrew Binitendi singled, Pearce took the first pitch he saw from Kershaw and launched into the center field bleachers for a 2-0 lead. Martinez homered in the seventh, driving a fastball to straightway centre.

The Cubs are 10-1, as are the Cleveland Indians, and the Phillies are 18-1.

Cora celebrated on the same field where he earned a ring a year ago as the Astros' bench coach.

After returning to their clubhouse the team was seen playing "New York, New York" while joyously singing along.

"The visiting team always pays the bill", he said.

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