Price said winning the World Series was the whole reason he came to Boston.
It didn't last long as Kershaw gave up a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, and the Red Sox took a lead they would never give back.
Pearce became the first player in 34 years to hit at least two home runs in a title clincher, earning series Most Valuable Player honors.
Really, you expect to get beaten by guys like Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez (who both also homered in Game 5).
Joe Kelly struck out three straight pinch hitters and Sale, originally scheduled to start Game 5, fanned three more in the ninth.
Nathan Eovaldi, traded to the Red Sox in July, worked in relief in three games, including his six-inning outing in Friday's 18-inning Game 3 marathon won by the Dodgers, posting a 1.16 ERA. He batted cleanup in each of the Dodgers' 16 postseason games, and played every inning.
"It's a different mindset when you know that you're starting and you start to lock it it", Price said.
"There's a lot of thoughts and opinions that people don't have all the information, which is commonplace these days", Roberts said Sunday.
The locals have now gone three decades without a World Series title, a span where other LA teams including the NBA's Lakers and the NHL's Kings have won multiple championships.
It was a second disappointment in as many years for the Dodgers, who lost Game 7 last year to the Houston Astros.
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Clayton Kershaw, who may have played his final game in a Dodgers uniform, took the loss.
It seemed like every move Cora made in October came up golden for the Red Sox.
Machado's three home runs and 12 RBIs rank second among players in this year's postseason, but most of his production happened early.
For a long time, Price had been known for his playoff shortcomings, having never won a game.
By then, fans had started planning for the April 9 home opener against Toronto, when the championship flag will be raised over Fenway after Boston opens with an 11-game trip out West. The 35-year-old Pearce joined the Red Sox in June.
While he certainly made it look easy from April to October, Cora said that was not always the case.
WATCH: Boston Red Sox fans celebrate World Series victory. "And honestly when I'm done here, I shower, I get in that auto, I might get a text and say, "Go to the pharmacy and get some diapers for the kids". They will have to decide what to do with Clayton Kershaw-the ace whose diminished fastball velocity now almost matches that of his slider-particularly if Kershaw opts out of the two years and $65 million remaining on his contract.
Backed into a corner and with their bullpen worn out, the Dodgers turned to three-time Cy Young victor Clayton Kershaw, while the Red Sox countered with their Cy Young victor Price. David pitched a great game.
Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill didn't appreciate President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing manager Dave Roberts for taking him out of Game 4.