The Boston Red Sox are seeking their fourth World Series title in the modern baseball era after posting a 108-54 record in the regular season, then defeating the New York Yankees and Houston Astros to win the American League championship in 2018.
The Red Sox are facing the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. Game 1 was last night, and thanks to a bunch of mistakes by the Dodgers and timely hitting by the Red Sox, Boston won 8-4.
A first inning pop-up in to foul territory by Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts was simply missed by the Dodgers’ first baseman David Freese. That error set the tone for the night.
Betts made the Dodgers pay, getting on base with a single then scoring in what turned out to be a 2-run first inning for Boston.
Boston left fielder Andrew Benintendi got four hits, and pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez (pictured above) smacked a 3-run home-run in the bottom of the 7th inning, over the fabled Green Monster at Fenway Park which pretty much sealed the deal for the Red Sox.
Game 2 is tonight at Fenway, then the series shifts west for Game 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) in Los Angeles on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. If Game 6 and 7 are necessary, they will be played in Boston.
The Boston Red Sox host their spring training at jetBlue Park in Gateway.