After a crazy Game 7 and a franchise record 108 win-season — two teams remain.
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Brewers in the win-or-go home Game 7 Saturday night in Milwaukee 5-1.
The Dodgers advance to their second consecutive World Series and look to improve to champions from last year. This is the franchises 24th World Series appearance — 12th since they came to L.A. exactly 60 years ago.
Boston has improved tremendously, losing to the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros last year, three games to one in the ALDS (American League Division Series). This year, Red Sox got their revenge and aim to match the Astros feat and bring Boston another championship.
This is the first time the two teams meet in the fall classic since 1916 — 102 years ago. It was a very different time then, as the Dodgers were well — called the Robins and played in Brooklyn. The Red Sox took that series 4-1.
Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers won the NLCS MVP award — becoming the youngest position player in MLB history to take home any postseason award at 23 years of age. Bellinger hit a 2-run home run in Game 7 of the NLCS (National League Championship Series) to take the lead over the Brewers and keep it there.
Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox won the ALCS MVP award after finishing the series with 9 RBI’s, crucial to Boston’s dominance. Bradley was a part of the 2013 World Series team during the regular season, but was sent back down to the Minor Leagues for the postseason.
Regardless — Bradley looks to get his second World Series ring, while the revamped Dodgers and Bellinger look to get there long eluded first.
Series begins Tuesday October 23rd in Boston.