Champion Red Sox return to Fenway Park with World Series trophy

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And now, with the damage done, every Boston Red Sox fan needs to pick up BreakingT's newest t-shirt. He hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth, tying the game at four after Los Angeles had a 4-0 lead.

Jubilant fans, many of them college students, spilled out in the streets late Sunday and early Monday morning after the Red Sox' clinching 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

In a series of home run tweets, the account celebrated the World Series victory by clapping back at the peanut gallery, singling out a few non-believers who tweeted their doubts on Opening Day.

The Red Sox will have trouble topping this performance, in which they overcame a three-run deficit in a World Series game for the second time.

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Families, friends and team employees stayed on the field at Dodger Stadium for a couple of hours after the final out, soaking in the afterglow. And then they polished off the Dodgers in five - with Clayton Kershaw, the greatest lefthander of his time, on the mound - by winning two games on their turf after an 18-inning loss in Game 3 that would have shaken lesser teams. I don't think he's privy to the conversation. After suffering through an 86-year drought from 1918 until 2004, the Sox have now won four titles in the past 15 seasons.

Though some fans were enjoying their first championship parade, many others, like 23-year-old Derek Safford, were veterans.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he talked to his players and coaching staff about President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing Roberts for taking Rich Hill out of Saturday's Game 4 but that he hasn't thought much about it beyond that.

Prior to that, in LA's NLDS series, Kershaw had an era of 0.00 in eight innings pitched. Houston won last year's World Series here in seven games. The left-on-left matchup nearly worked out for Boston. He's always had a reputation as a solid hitter, although mostly against left-handed pitchers. Devers sent him home with a go-ahead single - and three batters later, Pearce cleared the bases. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez hit solo home runs.

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