Boston Is Once Again World Series Champions For the fourth time in 15 years, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. Steve Pearce was crowned MVP.
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Boston Is Once Again World Series Champions

Boston Is Once Again World Series Champions

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For the fourth time in 15 years, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. Steve Pearce was crowned MVP.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Steve, did you time to watch the World Series?

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

I saw a couple of the games on TV. I saw part of that 18-inning game and then watched Game 4 with Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He was much less insufferable than Red Sox fans are reputed to be.

GREENE: (Laughter). I'm sure he'll be happy to hear that. Game 4 was when the Dodgers took a lead and it looked like they were on their way to tying the Series.

INSKEEP: Totally. And instead, the Sox came back. They won that game, and then they walked away last night having ended the Series in five games.

GREENE: Yeah. And Sox fans are very happy, celebrating in Boston. And those fans included Joe Silveira (ph).

JOE SILVEIRA: You know, I wish they could've finished at home. I do. This city would've been insane. But we've got the parade coming up this week. I'm just ecstatic right now. I'm ecstatic. This city is insane. I love this city.

UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Cheering and applauding).

SILVEIRA: Born and raised, baby. Born and raised.

INSKEEP: (Laughter).

GREENE: Wow. Yeah, Red Sox pitcher David Price, I mean, allowed just one run. Sox won Game 5 5-1.

INSKEEP: First baseman Steve Pearce led the offense and raised the MVP trophy. He hit a two-run homer in the first inning last night then a solo homer in the eighth.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

STEVE PEARCE: Best feeling in my life. You know, you know, you grow up wishing that you could be a part of something like this. And with that special group of guys out there, to celebrate with them, it was awesome.

GREENE: For Dodgers fans here in LA, for the second year in a row, it was just so close.

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