20 memorable photos from the 2018 World Series

The Red Sox won it all for the fourth time this century.

The Boston Red Sox are your 2018 World Series champions.
The Boston Red Sox are your 2018 World Series champions. –Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images

The Red Sox won the 2018 World Series, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games.

This mark’s the franchise’s fourth championship this century, and its ninth all-time. Here’s a look, through photos, at how the series unfolded:

Game 1

Red Sox 8, Dodgers 4

Before the series even started, there was magic in the air for the Red Sox as a rainbow appeared over the field. Once the action began, Eduardo Nunez’s three-run blast in the seventh inning helped the Red Sox pull away from the Dodgers.

A rainbow appeared over Fenway Park before Game 1 of the World Series. —John Tlumacki / Globe Staff
A fan takes a photograph of the Sox’ ‘Win Wall’ prior to Game 1 at Fenway Park. —Al Bello / Getty Images
J.D. Martinez is safe at second base after hitting a third inning double against in Game 1. —Maddie Meyer / Getty Images
Eduardo Nunez raises his finger in celebration as he rounds first base following his mammoth home run in the bottom of the seventh. —Jim Davis / Globe Staff

Game 2

Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2

Another game, another breathtaking rainbow. David Price shined in his start, tossing six innings of two-run ball. J.D. Martinez delivered a go-ahead, two-run single in the fifth, and Craig Kimbrel earned the save. Andrew Benintendi also helped the cause with an acrobatic catch in the fifth inning.

For the second straight day, a rainbow appeared over Fenway Park before the game. —Jim Davis / Globe Staff
David Price shut down the Dodgers in Game 2, here, and again in Game 5. —Jim Davis / Globe Staff
Andrew Benintendi leaps and makes the catch to rob the Dodgers’ Brian Dozier. —Jim Davis / Globe Staff

Game 3

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Dodgers 3, Red Sox 2 (18 innings)

This was one for the ages. The Red Sox took the lead in the 13th, but the Dodgers responded and walked off in the 18th on Max Muncy’s home run. It was the longest World Series game ever, lasting seven hours and 20 minutes.

Jackie Bradley Jr., right, celebrates with Christian Vazquez after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 3. —David J. Phillip / AP Photo
Eduardo Nunez tries to get out of the way of Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes at home plate in the 13th inning. —Stan Grossfeld / Globe Staff
Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. wait for the umpire review on a play in the 13th inning. —Stan Grossfeld / Globe Staff
Max Muncy celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run in the 18th inning of the longest World Series game ever. —Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

Game 4

Red Sox 9, Dodgers 6

The Red Sox trailed, 4-0, but Chris Sale inspired his teammates to get their bats going. Boston ended up scoring nine times, running away with a pivotal victory.

Dennis Eckersley and Kirk Gibson joke on the mound after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 4. —Harry How / Getty Images
Yasiel Puig reacts to his three-run homer, while Eduardo Rodriguez throws his glove to the ground in frustration. —Stan Grossfeld / Globe Staff
After the Dodgers’ four-run sixth inning was over, Chris Sale screams “Let’s go!” to teammates in the dugout. The Red Sox responded and rallied to win, 9-6. —Jim Davis / Globe staff
Steve Pearce celebrates as he rounds second base after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning of Game 4. —Harry How / Getty Images

Game 5

Red Sox 5, Dodgers 1

Price twirled another gem, Steve Pearce smashed two home runs and garnered MVP honors, and the Red Sox won the 2018 World Series.

Clayton Kershaw was a workhorse for the Dodgers all season, but the Red Sox got the best of him in Game 5. —Harry How / Getty Images
Mookie Betts soaks in the moment with Christian Vazquez after hitting a solo home run against Clayton Kershaw during the sixth inning of Game 5. —David J. Phillip / AP Photo
The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. —Barry Chin / Globe Staff
The Boston Red Sox are your 2018 World Series champions. —Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images
Chris Sale and the Red Sox accomplished what they set out to achieve when the season began. —Elise Amendola / AP Photo
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