Category: World Series

Los Angeles blows open a tight 1-1 duel to score five times in the ninth, dropping the Astros, 6-2. Joc Pederson’s three-run homer off Joe Musgrove was the big blow. The World Series is tied at two games each. 

2017 – Los Angeles blows open a tight 1-1 duel to score five times in the ninth, dropping the Astros, 6-2. Joc Pederson’s three-run homer off Joe Musgrove was the big blow. The World Series is tied at two games each. 

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The Royals win the 2015 World Series by defeating the Mets, 7 – 2, in Game 5

2015 – The Royals win the 2015 World Series by defeating the Mets, 7 – 2, in Game 5. Trailing 2 – 0 in the top of the 9th, the Royals score twice against Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia, capped by a daring dash by Eric Hosmer to score the tying run on a ground out, and explode for 5 runs in the 12th. Salvador Perez is named the Series MVP.

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Pablo Sandoval becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit three home runs in a World Series game

In the Giants’ 8-3 victory over the Tigers at AT&T Park, Pablo Sandoval becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit three home runs in a World Series game. The San Francisco third baseman, with first, third, and fifth inning round-trippers in the opening game of the Fall Classic, joins Yankees outfielders Babe Ruth (1926, 28) and Reggie Jackson (1977) and Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (2011) in accomplishing the feat.

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Chase Utley ties Reggie Jackson’s 1977 record with his fifth home run of the World Series

At Citizens Bank Park, Chase Utley ties Reggie Jackson’s 1977 record with his fifth home run of the World Series, going deep twice in the Phillies’ 8-6 victory over the Yankees in Game 5. The Philadelphia second baseman becomes the second player to have two multi-homer games in the Fall Classic, joining Royals’ outfielder Willie Aikens, who accomplished the feat against the Phillies in 1980.

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Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park for opening day and received a standing ovation

On April 8, 2008, former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park for opening day and received a standing ovation. Buckner’s error in Game Six of the 1986 World Series, which helped lead to the Mets miraculous comeback, had been vilified by many, including the press. An emotional Buckner tossed out the first pitch after the Sox 2007 World Series flag was unfurled.

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The Red Sox win their second Championship of the decade, with their sweep of the Rockies in the 2007 World Series. Colorado had won 21 of 22 games entering the Series before falling flat. They lose Game 4 by a 4 – 3 score, thanks to 5 2/3 scoreless innings from Jon Lester. Mike Lowell is named World Series MVP.

The Red Sox win their second Championship of the decade, with their sweep of the Rockies in the 2007 World Series. Colorado had won 21 of 22 games entering the Series before falling flat. They lose Game 4 by a 4 – 3 score, thanks to 5 2/3 scoreless innings from Jon Lester. Mike Lowell is named World Series MVP.

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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia becomes the second player, and the first rookie to hit a leadoff home run in a World Series

In a 13-1 rout of the Rockies, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia becomes the second player, and the first rookie to hit a leadoff home run in a World Series opener. The 24 year-old freshman, the 31st major leaguer to homer in his first Fall Classic appearance, joins Orioles’ outfielder Don Buford, who went yard in 1969 as a leadoff batter in Game 1 off Tom Seaver of the Mets.

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The Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918

Under the moon’s reddish tint caused by a lunar eclipse, the Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, who never trailed during the four games, blanks the Cardinals, 3-0, to complete the sweep.

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Curt Schilling becomes the first starting pitcher to win a World Series game for three different teams

2004 – At Fenway Park, Curt Schilling becomes the first starting pitcher to win a World Series game for three different teams. In addition to his Game 2, 6 – 2, victory for the Red Sox over the Cardinals today, his 8-2 lifetime postseason record includes wins for the Phillies (1993) and Diamondbacks (2001).

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Randy Johnson fires 3 hitter and Matt Williams becomes the first player in World Series history to hit home runs with three different teams

In the World Series, Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches a three-hit shutout to defeat the Yankees, 4 – 0, taking a 2-0 advantage in the Series. Matt Williams becomes the first player in World Series history to hit home runs with three different teams. He homered in the Fall Classic for the Indians in 1997 and the Giants in 1989, prior to doing so for Arizona today.

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2000 – Pitcher Orlando Hernandez, with an 8-0 record and a 1.90 ERA in his postseason career, loses his first postseason game as the Mets defeat the Yankees, 4 – 2, on a tie-breaking 8th-inning double by Benny Agbayani. New York native John Franco gets the win, ending the Yankees’ record 14-game World Series winning streak. Also today, Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens is fined a reported $50,000 for throwing the jagged barrel of a shattered bat in the direction of Mets catcher Mike Piazza in Game 2.

2000 – Pitcher Orlando Hernandez, with an 8-0 record and a 1.90 ERA in his postseason career, loses his first postseason game as the Mets defeat the Yankees, 4 – 2, on a tie-breaking 8th-inning double by Benny Agbayani. New York native John Franco gets the win, ending the Yankees’ record 14-game World Series winning streak. Also today, Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens is fined a reported $50,000 for throwing the jagged barrel of a shattered bat in the direction of Mets catcher Mike Piazza in Game 2.

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Roger Clemens is fined a reported $50,000 for throwing the jagged barrel of a shattered bat in the direction of Met catcher Mike Piazza in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series

Roger Clemens is fined a reported $50,000 for throwing the jagged barrel of a shattered bat in the direction of Met catcher Mike Piazza in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series. Yankee manager Joe Torre and the right-hander both deny the incident was intentional.

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