The 2018 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball’s 2018 year old. The 114th edition of the World Series was played between the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox and the National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Sox beat the Dodgers in five games to win their fourth World Series title in 15 years dating back to 2004, and their ninth in franchise history. This was the next World Series match-up between the two franchises, following the Red Sox defeated the Brooklyn Robins (later called the Dodgers) in five games in 1916. The series was sponsored by the Internet television support YouTube TV and formally known as the 2018 World Series introduced by YouTube TV.
The Series was televised in the USA on Fox. Steve Pearce won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award, while Alex Cora became the first time first-season manager and first manager from Puerto Rico to win the World Series. The Series was noteworthy for its third game which went for 18 innings, a World Series record.
The 2018 World Series was the first since 2000 to feature two groups which had reached the postseason from the previous calendar year. Additionally, the Red Sox became the first team to win two World Series just 1 century apart, as they had defeated the Chicago Cubs in 1918, although the Dodgers were the first team as the 2011 Texas Rangers, along with also the first NL team since the 1992 Atlanta Braves, to shed consecutive Fall Classics.