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Lester shuts down Cardinals, Red Sox one win away
The Sox’ ace lefty went 7-2/3 innings, allowing just four hits and one run as Boston beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, in Game 5 of the World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Monday night.
Lester threw just 91 pitches in his masterpiece, a fourth-inning home run to Matt Holliday the only blemish on his performance.
The big inning was the seventh. With the score 1-1, Xander Bogaerts singled up the middle and the beleaguered Stephen Drew worked a walk. Catcher David Ross, known more for his defense, laced a ground-rule double into the left-field corner to score Bogaerts. Drew advanced to third.
The Sox scored in the first inning when Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz hit back-to-back doubles off Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright.Lester’s World Series credentials shine. In three career starts, he has thrown 21 innings and allowed one run.Ortiz was 3-for-4 and is now hitting .733 in the Series.
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