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03-15-2019, 05:11 AM,
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Harry How/Getty ImagesThe Boston Red Sox finished off one of the best seasons in Major League Baseball history on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.Alex Cora's team ended the season with 119 victories and the franchise's fourth World Series title since 2004.Throughout the five-game series Thurman Munson Jersey , the Red Sox lineup delivered countless clutch hits while the pitching staff outperformed Los Angeles' collection of hurlers over the course of 54 innings.During the championship run, some moments were more memorable than others, and a handful of specific plays ended up making the difference in the World Series.Top World Series MomentsBoston gained control of the World Series in the late stages of Game 1, as Eduardo Nunez delivered a three-run home run in the seventh inning off Alex Wood.Nunez's pinch-hitto left field swung the momentum of the game back in Boston's favor after the Dodgers got within one run in the top half of the seventh.MLB MLBNOON TIME.#WorldSeries IFWyZwsix1Boston did most of its damage in Game 2 in the fifth inning, when J.D. Martinez drove in a pair of runs on an RBI single right after eventual World Series Most Valuable Player Steve Pearce was walked with the bases loaded.MLB MLB.JDMartinez14 is a hitting MACHINE. #WorldSeries nDc3GxKnkVOne of the few defining moments of the series produced by the Dodgers came in Game 3, when they outlasted the Red Sox in an 18-inning classic.After plenty of failed scoring opportunities in extra innings, Max Muncy sent everyone in L.A. home with a home run on a full count against Boston reliever Nathan Eovaldi, who tossed six innings of relief after pitching an inning in each of the first two games.MLB MLBSeven hours and 20 minutes later, Max calls game. #WALKOFF L4J2BFNSpdLos Angeles appeared to shift the balance of power in the series entering Game 4 , but Boston moved right back into the driver's seat with a come-from-behind victory.The pivotal moment of Game 4 was the removal of Rich Hill by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts with one out in the seventh inning.Three batters and two pitchers after the southpaw exited Game 4, the left-handed-hitting Mitch Moreland blasted a three-run home run to deep right field.MLB MLBMitchy to the MOON. #WorldSeries DnptDcV2n5Rafael Devers and Pearce propelled the Red Sox to victory in the ninth inning, as Devers produced an RBI single and the World Series MVP doubled to right-center to plate Devers, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi.MLB MLBThe Truth for THREE. #WorldSeries Pce0SnGWVhPearce completed his MVP resume with a first-inning blast that put the Red Sox in the lead for good in Game 5.MLB MLBSteve. Pearce.Hes done it again. #WorldSeries OYq9aMbzLnAfter Pearce, Martinez and Betts all produced solo home runs, Cora handed the ball to Chris Sale to finish off the series, and he did so by striking out Manny Machado.FOX Sports FOXSportsTHE BOSTON RED SOX ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!Chris Sale strikes out Manny Machado to close out the World Series! u62k4SVQPv PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bob Friend, who pitched more innings than anyone in Pittsburgh Pirates history, died Sunday. He was 88.The Pirates said Friend died at his home in Pittsburgh.Friend holds the Pirates record for innings (3 Don Larsen Jersey ,480 1/3), starts (477) and strikeouts (1,682). The right-hander was an All-Star in three different seasons — in 1960, he made the NL roster for both All-Star games played that summer, and was the starter and winner in the first one.Friend made his big league debut with two shutout innings for the Pirates against Cincinnati as a 20-year-old on April 28, 1951. He became a fixture in Pittsburgh’s rotation through 1965 and then played one more season, splitting his last year with the New York Yankees and Mets.Nicknamed “The Warrior” for his remarkable durability, Friend went 197-230 with a 3.58 ERA in 602 games.In 1955, Friend became the first pitcher to lead his league in ERA , winning the NL title with a 2.83 mark. He topped the majors in innings in 1956-57 and tied Warren Spahn for the big league lead with 22 wins in 1958, finishing third in the Cy Young Award voting.In 1960, Friend was 18-12 with a 3.00 ERA in helping the Pirates reach the World Series. He was hit hard in two starts and a relief appearance, but Pittsburgh outlasted the Yankees in seven games to win the championship.That season came during a string of 11 straight years he pitched more than 200 innings — topping 260 in six of them.After his playing career ended, he was among the founding officers of the Pirates Alumni Association and stayed active as a board member.Pirates President Frank Coonelly, in a statement, called Friend “truly one of the very best to ever wear the Pirates black and gold.”Friend is survived by his wife Pat, son Bob and daughter Missy.

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