After losing to Houston in Game 7 past year by the same 5-1 score, the Dodgers became the first team ousted on its home field in consecutive World Series since the New York Giants by the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds in 1936 and '37.
The team played it again Sunday night in Los Angeles after winning the World Series. He's just the fifth rookie skipper to do it overall. It looked like Buehler was going to be the story of the game.
The Dodgers turned to Kenley Jansen in the eighth for the second straight game. The Dodgers lost the game to the Boston Red Sox, 9-6, after having a 4-0 led, and Trump questioned Roberts' managerial moves.
Eduardo Nunez hit a fly ball to Cody Bellinger in center field, and as expected, Kinsler hustled with everything he had to the plate.
They got plenty of help from their offensive friends.
Pearce has been a journeyman since leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, even spending time at every other AL East team before joining the Toronto Blue Jays traded him to the Red Sox during the season.
It's hard to be mad at Kinsler for trying to tag up and score the go-ahead run.
A double by Brock Holt and a pinch-hit single by Rafael Devers off ex-Rays reliever Dylan Floro in the ninth put them ahead to stay, with four more runs to follow. In Friday's Game 3, it was Jackie Bradley Jr.'s blast off Jansen that erased a late one-run Dodger lead. That seemed to signal a momentum switch that carried over into the next night, when the Dodgers surged to a 4-0 cushion on Yasiel Puig's electrifying home run.
"I can't say enough about what Clayton - what our guys did", manager Dave Roberts said. J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts also lifted the Red Sox in crucial moments. The outcome gives the Sox a 3-1 lead in the Fall Classic and a chance to close it out Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
Hill wasn't the only player to take that stance.
See the video from the Red Sox' clubhouse below. He added with crafty trades like the one for Pearce (which included the Jays retaining US$1.5 million of his salary) and pitcher Nathan Eovaldi from the Rays.