The Boston Red Sox were in a hole down 2-1 heading in to game four. They not only climbed out of it, they shoved the St. Louis Cardinals into it, with a 3-1 victory over them in game five, giving them a 3-2 lead in the series. They look to take the series in game six or game seven, as the Red Sox have played very well over these past two games. And, they look to continue that.
Jon Lester was phenonimal. He pitched 7 2/3 innings of one run ball, lowering his postseason ERA to 2.11. Lester allowed a solo shot to left in the fourth, when Matt Holliday went yard out that way. Besides that one pitch, Lester pitched very well, allowing only four hits, and striking out seven. Pitching the final 1 1/3 was Koji Uehara, who threw fifteen easy pitches, striking out two, and allowing no hits for the save.
Adam Wainwright was pitching stride for stride with Lester, pitching seven innings, but allowing eight hits, and striking out ten. David Ortiz doubled to right to give the Red Sox the early 1-0 lead in the first and David Ross drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, with a ground-rule RBI Double to give them the 2-1 lead. Jacoby Ellsbury added the final RBI, singling in the seventh to give them their third and final run.
The series goes back to Boston. The Red Sox and Cardinals have two games to decide the 2013 World Series, and the Red Sox lead 3-2. The Cardinals need to play very good baseball if they want to come back in this one. But, overall, this has been a great series. This series has kept me very excited, and I'm looking forward to these final games.