The bell tolled for the 2018 Dodgers at 8:17 p.m. on Sunday, as Manny Machado fell to a knee in the batter’s box after the final, futile swing of the season. A championship drought extended to a 30th year after Game 5 of the World Series, a 5-1 victory by the Boston Red Sox that lacked the turmoil of the previous night and the exhaustion of the previous season. For the second year in a row, an opposing team spilled champagne and lifted the Commissioner’s Trophy in Dodger Stadium as the hosts trudged toward the offseason.
Game 1: Red Sox 8, Dodgers 4
Game 2: Red Sox 4, Dodgers 2
Game 3: Dodgers 2, Red Sox 1 (18)
Game 4: Red Sox 9, Dodgers 6
Game 5: Red Sox 5, Dodgers 1
Photos: Visual recap of the World Series games between the Dodgers and Red Sox