Red Sox Return to Boston With World Series Trophy

The Red Sox got home Monday night with some hardware they earned out west.

Boston defeated the Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night in Los Angeles to win their fourth World Series in 15 years.

After the team boarded a flight Monday to head back to Boston, the Red Sox tweeted photos of manager Alex Cora, closer Craig Kimbrel and Game 4 starter Eduardo Rodriguez holding their "one carry-on item," the Commissioner's Trophy they won the night before.

When the team landed at Logan Airport, third baseman Eduardo Nunez carried the trophy down the steps before they boarded buses.

The caravan of buses brought the team to Fenway Park, where a couple hundred fans and about a half-dozen TV cameras were waiting for the team.

Fans started cheering when the buses arrived and roared when catcher Christian Vazquez got off the second bus holding the trophy.

Cora got off the first bus and held his index finger aloft to acknowledge the crowd. The players grabbed their luggage and left in their vehicles -- with Brock Holt tooting his horn as he drove off. Many waved to the crowd, but none spoke.

Cora left the park wearing a grey sweat shirt with a hood over his head, walking down the street briefly unnoticed before he was followed and surrounded by about a dozen fans. He stopped a couple of times to sign autographs.

He was asked, "How does it feel to be a world champion?"

"Different," Cora said before he strolled away.

The Red Sox will be honored Wednesday at a championship parade starting at Fenway Park.

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