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Jon Lester’s stat line indicates he had things well in hand all night Monday as the Red Sox took Game 5.
But no World Series win is easy, and Lester had to be sharp throughout, as Boston had just a one-run advantage for most of his outing.
That included the third inning, when David Freese singled to lead off the frame. Pete Kozma, who has had some real trouble hitting lately, astutely decided to bunt next. It was a smart move, especially since he bunted down the first base line. Not only could Freese get into scoring position, but Kozma also had a chance to get himself on base if Lester and a certain designated hitter who’s been manning first, David Ortiz, couldn’t make the play.
But Ortiz, who has elevated his already strong game at the plate (.733 batting average in this World Series), has also been holding his own at first. He didn’t flinch as Lester ran over and flipped him the ball for the close play, recording the out by a hair and getting the Red Sox a one-out, man-on situati...
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Not much ruffled Jon Lester’s feathers on Monday night.
The pitcher who has become Boston’s definite ace this postseason had no trouble working through the Cardinals’ batting order and pitched all but four outs of Boston’s win, giving up just a solo homer.
But Lester’s talents were not limited to pitching Monday night, as the lefty and his much-talked-about mitt were also...
David Ortiz has had a great World Series. Okay, that’s probably an understatement, but it will have to do because I can’t do his performance justice. The Boston Red Sox DH/1B has put together a 733/.750/.1267 line. Oh, one of those outs was a home run that Carlos Beltran robbed with a sensational catch in right center. Ortiz reached base nine straight times between Games...
The story of Game Five was Jon Lester. The Red Sox lefthander matched Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright pitch for pitch in what turned out to be yet another nail-biter in a white-knuckle World Series. When it was over, the Red Sox had a 3-1 win and a three-games-to-two lead heading back to Fenway Park.
The deciding runs came in the seventh inning, as did the night’s most-interesting...
David Ortiz added the 2013 World Series MVP trophy to his Hall of Fame-worthy resume on Wednesday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 to win the franchise’s eighth championship.
The 37-year-old designated hitter was the obvious choice to win the award after finishing the series with an astounding .688 batting average, seven runs, 11 hits, two home...
I finished off yesterday's picks post by saying something silly about the game ending on catcher's interference. This 2013 World Series is proving that nothing is silly. No, it was not a catcher's interference. Instead it was a two-out pick-off with Carlos Beltran standing at the plate representing the tying run. But let's not get too carried away with the pick-off...
Boston Red Sox DH/1B David Ortiz tied a World Series Record by reaching base in nine straight plate appearances starting in Game 3 and continuing until Game 5 (two of those three won by the Sox on their way to a 3-2 series lead). Watch the recap of each at bat for nine straight times he stepped in the batter’s box, then reached base (via MLB.com):
For those keeping score at home...
David Ortiz spoke. The Red Sox listened. And now the World Series is anybody’s ballgame.
In a season full of magical, where-did-they-come-up-with-that moments, Ortiz delivered one of the most intensely emotional last night.
In a move more off an NFL sideline than the buttoned-down culture of baseball, Ortiz called an impromptu team meeting in the dugout before the Red Sox went...
Series tied 2-2
Gametime: Monday 8:07 | Busch Stadium | FOX/WEEI/ESPN Radio
+6 Run differential in WS
Game 5 Matchup:
Jon Lester, LHP 2013: 15-8, 3.75 ERA, 1.294 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 3-1, 1.67 ERA, 1.074 WHIP
Adam Wainwright, RHP 2013: 19-9, 2.94 ERA, 1.068 WHIP | 2013 Postseason...
Jon Lester smothered St. Louis on four hits into the eighth,
David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in a two-run seventh inning
off Adam Wainwright and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cardinals 3-1
Monday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Game 5 of the World Series took place tonight featuring the St. Louis Cardinals with Lance Lynn and the Boston Red Sox with Clay Buchholz.
St. Louis would get on the board first. In the bottom of the 3rd, Matt Carpenter singled to right field and Jacoby Ellsbury deflected to allow Carpenter to move to 2nd base. Next batter, Carlos Beltran singled to center field scoring Matt Carpenter...
David Ortiz, Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox closed in on yet another World Series championship, battering October ace Michael Wacha and taking a 6-0 lead through six innings Wednesday night in Game 6.
Fenway Park was rollicking, with the crowd standing from the very first pitch. Slumping Shane Victorino lined a three-run double off the Green Monster in the third, and the...
It is no accident that Jonny Gomes is penciled into Game 5′s starting lineup.
Gomes, who wasn’t even supposed to start in Game 4, found his way into the starting nine after Shane Victorino was scratched because of lower back tightness, and provided the offensive boost that propelled the Red Sox to the exciting win.
Gomes’ three-run blast led the way on Sunday and manager John...
Know why the big guy is smiling? After winning Game Five of the World
Series over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, the Sox are only one win
away from claiming their third World Series title in a decade (AP photo)
Dropkick it. We’re shipping up to Boston.
After the Red Sox delivered a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in...
BOSTON (AP) There hasn't been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.
Turmoil to triumph. Worst to first.
David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball's bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.
Shane Victorino, symbolic...