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Steve Pearce wins World Series MVP after hitting 3 home runs in series

Ryan Hannable
October 28, 2018 - 11:54 pm

It could have been David Price or even Nathan Eovaldi, but in the end Steve Pearce was named the MVP of the World Series.

The Red Sox first baseman went 4-for-12 with eight RBI in the five games. He hit two home runs in the Game 5 win -- the first, a two-run shot in the first inning to get things going, and then a solo homer in the eighth to give the Sox a 5-1 lead.

"Best feeling in my life," he told reporters. "This is what you grow up wishing that you could be a part of something like this. With that special group of guys out there, to celebrate with them, that was awesome."

Pearce also hit the game-tying home run in Saturday's Game 4 win, and then blew the game open with a three-run double in the ninth.

“We’re a bunch of grinders. It’s awesome," Pearce said on the field during the trophy presentation.

The Red Sox acquired Pearce from the Blue Jays on June 29 of this year. They received Pearce and cash considerations from Toronto in exchange for minor league infielder Santiago Espinal.

You can call that a pretty good trade.

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