There was nothing bizarre in Game 5 of the World Series on Monday night, just domination by Jon Lester and batting by David Ortiz, as the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1. The series will not head back to Fenway Park on Wednesday night.
Boston can win its third title in a decade on Wednesday night, when the Series resumes at Fenway Park — where the Red Sox haven’t won a championship on their home field since 1918. John Lackey starts for Boston and rookie Michael Wacha for St. Louis in a rematch of Game 2, won by the Cardinals 4-2.
Red Sox ace, Jon Lester beat Adam Wainwright, in what was a rematch of opener, with seven strike outs and walking one in 7 2/3 innings. Red Sox closer, Koji Uehara got four outs to finish the four-hitter for his second save of the series.
Bats were alive in St. Louis as David Ortiz, who will undoubtably be named the World Series MVP, doused in the first to put the Red Sox ahead until Matt Holliday it his second home run of the series.
The knockout punch of the night came in the seventh inning with a run scoring double by David Ross, and a run scoring single by Jacoby Ellsbury. Both Red Sox players have had a rough time in this series.
Oh the flight back to Boston will be epic.