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:
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.
A fan takes a photograph of the Sox’ ‘Win Wall’ prior to Game 1 at Fenway Park.
J.D. Martinez is safe at second base after hitting a third inning double against in Game 1.
Eduardo Nunez raises his finger in celebration as he rounds first base following his mammoth home run in the bottom of the seventh.
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.
David Price shut down the Dodgers in Game 2, here, and again in Game 5.
Andrew Benintendi leaps and makes the catch to rob the Dodgers’ Brian Dozier.
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.
Eduardo Nunez tries to get out of the way of Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes at home plate in the 13th inning.
Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. wait for the umpire review on a play in the 13th inning.
Max Muncy celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run in the 18th inning of the longest World Series game ever.