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Well-traveled former Oriole Steve Pearce finds place as unlikely World Series MVP for Red Sox

Well-traveled former Oriole Steve Pearce finds place as unlikely World Series MVP for Red Sox

For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the American League East, just looking for a spot where he could stick.

He finally found his permanent place — in Boston Red Sox lore.

The well-traveled Pearce — whose stops included Baltimore — wound up as the World Series Most Valuable Player on Sunday night after hitting two home runs that sent Boston over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 5.

“Baseball's a funny game,” he said. “The longer you stay in the game, great things can happen.”

Pearce was a big part of the Orioles’ AL East-winning season in 2014, when he batted .293 with 21 home runs and 49 RBIs in...

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