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MLB: Red Sox Beat Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6, Win 2013 World Series
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MLB: Red Sox Beat Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6, Win 2013 World Series

Oct 31 2013, 1:54am CDT | by

The Boston Red Sox pulled away in the early going and never looked back to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 to win their third World Series title since 2004.

The Boston Red Sox are 2013 World Series champions. By beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6, they captured their third World Series title since 2004 and the first they won at home since 1918...

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MLB: Red Sox Beat Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6, Win 2013 World Series

Oct 31 2013, 1:54am CDT | by

MLB: Red Sox Beat Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6, Win 2013 World Series Photo Credit: www.winnipegfreepress.com

The Boston Red Sox pulled away in the early going and never looked back to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 to win their third World Series title since 2004.

The Boston Red Sox are 2013 World Series champions. 

By beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6, they captured their third World Series title since 2004 and the first they won at home since 1918. Designated hitter David Ortiz capped off a very memorable season by being named World Series MVP, batting .688 with two home runs and six RBIs. 

Ortiz said,"I knew that it was going to be a special year. And when we started rolling, nobody stopped the train." 

The Red Sox broke the game wide open in the third inning when Jacoby Ellsbury singled, Ortiz walked and Johnny Gomes was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Boston outfielder Shane Victorino, who had been 0-for-10 prior to this at-bat, hit a double high off the Green Monster in left field to score three runs. 

In the top of the fourth, St. Louis tried to get something going after Allen Craig singled and Yadier Molina reached first base after a Dustin Pedroia error. However, Red Sox starter John Lackey got Matt Adams to line out to left and struck out David Freese to end the potential threat. 

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew then homered to center field off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha for a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the inning. Mike Napoli singled to score Ellsbury and Victornio added his fourth RBI of the evening to put Boston on top by six runs -- a lead it would never relinquish. 

When Lackey faced a bases-loaded situation in the seventh, Red Sox manager John Farrell pulled him out in favor of Junichi Tazawa, who got the much-needed out at first on a grounder to Craig. 

Vaunted Boston closer Koji Uehara then finished off matters in the bottom of the ninth, completing a remarkable turnaround from last year's 69-93 last-place finish under then-manager Bobby Valentine. 

By winning 97 regular-season games and eventually the World Series title in 2013, the Red Sox became the first team since the 1991 Minnesota Twins to win a championship in spite of finishing dead last the season before. Overall, it is Boston's eighth World Series title. 

St. Louis was seeking its second title in three years, but came up short. Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday gave the Red Sox credit for the win.  

"They beat us. They deserve a lot of credit. I don't feel like for whatever reason, we played our best. I think when you don't finish by winning your last game, there's certainly disappointment. There's only one team that gets to leave the field as winners." 

Red, white and blue fireworks in the sky added to the post-game festivities as MLB commissioner Bud Selig handed the World Series trophy to Red Sox owners John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino, to the delight of the sellout crowd at Fenway Park. 

The commissioner summed up matters very aptly.

"I want to congratulate Larry Lucchino, Tom Werner, John Henry, Ben Cherington, John Farrell and all the great Red Sox players. This started off as a really tough year in Boston, and it was Boston Strong and the Red Sox have made all your fans very, very proud." 

 
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Nov 4 2014 7:21pm CST | Source: boston

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6 weeks ago

Pablo Sandoval Gets $15.3M Qualifying Offer From San Francisco Giants

Nov 3 2014 8:09pm CST | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

A second possible free agency target of the Boston Red Sox will come at a higher price this offseason. The San Francisco Giants extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer to third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Monday, via ESPN. Sandoval will likely reject the offer and test free agency, as none of the 22 qualifying offers made over the past two seasons have been accepted. The 28-year-old has had an impres ...
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Kansas City Royals Extend Qualifying Offer To Pitcher James Shields

Nov 3 2014 4:27pm CST | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

As expected, the Kansas City Royals have extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer to free-agent ace James Shields. Monday’s move guarantees that the American League champions will receive a compensatory pick between the first and second rounds of the 2015 draft should the right-hander sign elsewhere. Shields will most likely turn down the qualifying offer, as The Associated Press noted that all 22 qualifying offer recipients from the past two seasons have turned them down to pursue ...
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Another Masher? Red Sox Work Out Cuban Outfielder Yasmany Tomas

Nov 3 2014 12:19pm CST | Source: boston

The Red Sox have thrown their hat in the ring to sign another high-level Cub ...
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Red Sox decline Breslow's option for 2015

Oct 31 2014 1:58pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

The Red Sox declined their $4 million option on reliever Craig Breslow -- key component during Boston's run to the 2013 World Series championship -- allowing the veteran lefty to become a free agent on Frida ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
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Yes, the Giants are a dynasty

Oct 31 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Out of the numerous somewhat undermining narratives that a World Series will produce, perhaps the biggest one from this particular Fall Classic is whether or not the San Francisco Giants are now a dynasty having won three titles in the last five seasons. The answer is yes. Here’s a look at the teams who have done what the Giants have done: Philadelphia Athletics: 1910-1913 Boston Red Sox: 1915-1918 New York Yankees: 1936-1939 (Four straight) New York Yankees: 1939-1943 St. Louis Ca ...
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7 weeks ago

Red Sox sign closer Uehara to two-year deal

Oct 30 2014 4:15pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara to a two-year contract through the 2016 season, the team announced Thursda ...
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7 weeks ago

Red Sox give closer Uehara 2-year extension

Oct 30 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: CBS Sports

Red Sox give closer Uehara 2-year ...
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7 weeks ago

Former Red Sox infielder Youkilis retiring

Oct 30 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

Former Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his a ...
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7 weeks ago

While Reliving the Championships, Don't Forget to Enjoy the Dominant Red Sox of 2007

Oct 30 2014 6:07am CDT | Source: boston

The ultimate title came in 2004, and 2013 remains fresh in the minds of many. But as the anniversaries of the Sox' three most recent championships are marked, let's not forget about 2007 -- because it might've been the best ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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