The Boston Red Sox are one win away from another World Series championship! The Red Sox took a 3-2 lead in the series with a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in game five last night at St. Louis’s Busch Stadium. Former Atlanta Brave David Ross gave the Sox the lead with a tiebreaking double in the top of the seventh. Jacoby Ellsbury added insurance with an RBI single in that inning. David Ortiz “Big Papi”put the Sox on the board with an RBI double in the first. Jon Lester took the win for Boston after giving up just one run and four hits, walking no one and striking out seven over seven and two-third innings. The only run that Lester surrendered was a solo homer to Matt Holiday in the bottom of the fourth. Koji Uehara got the save for the Sox last night. Adam Wainwright took the loss for St. Louis.
The Red Sox could clinch the Series with a win in game six tomorrow night in Boston. First pitch is set for 8:07 pm at Fenway Park. The game will be televised on FOX. Their broadcast will begin at 7:30 pm.
If necessary, game seven of the Fall Classic will be played in Boston on Halloween night.
The last time that the Boston Red Sox clinched the World Series at home was in 1918.
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