World Series Game 5 provided a lot of excitement for Boston Red Sox fans. With a 3-1 win in Game 5, the Red Sox take the series back to Fenway Park to try to close out the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday (Oct. 30). On Monday night (Oct. 28), the Cardinals put Adam Wainwright on the mound against Jon Lester, but he just couldn't keep the Red Sox offense in check for long enough.
Lester went 7 2/3 innings, allowing just four hits, walking nobody, and striking out seven hitters to pick up his second win against the Cardinals. Koji Uehara took over after that, setting down the four hitters that he faced in just 15 pitches. It was again a show of mastery from the pitching staff in Boston as they kept the Cardinals hitters at bay long enough to put three runs of their own on the board.
David Ortiz also continued his astounding hitting display this postseason by going 3-for-4 with another RBI. With three more hits in World Series Game 5, he now has a .733 batting average against St. Louis Cardinals pitchers. He is well on his way to winning the MVP award if the Red Sox can close out the match-up on either Wednesday or Thursday (Oct. 31). In Game 6, it will be John Lackey going up against Michael Wacha.
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