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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...

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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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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 announc ...
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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 ...
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Derek Jeter Chronicles Cleaning Out His Yankee Stadium Locker In Blog

Oct 29 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Derek Jeter took fans behind the scenes in his latest blog post. Jeter, whose farewell tour was well-documented, posted an article to The Players’ Tribune on Wednesday in which the former (sounds weird, right?) New York Yankees shortstop chronicled cleaning out his Yankee Stadium locker. Several photos, along with commentary, also were included in the post. Jeter packed up his locker Oct. 3, according to a video published on The Players’ Tribune’s YouTube page. The l ...
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Sandoval, Headley could be Red Sox targets

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Red Sox coaches reportedly ‘hate’ Yoenis Cespedes

Oct 26 2014 6:01pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Yoenis Cespedes’ stay in Boston appears as if it will be a short one. Cespedes was acquired by the Red Sox prior to the trade deadline for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes. Cespedes is under team control through 2015, so it looked like Boston would get a season ...
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Phillies sign Grady Sizemore for $2 million

Oct 23 2014 7:39pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Phillies just got a little bit older. The Philadelphia Phillies re-signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $2 million contract, the team announced on Thursday. Sizemore can earn up to $5 million with performance bonuses that are part of the deal's terms, per SB Nation's Chris Cotillo. Sizemore, who joined the Phillies on a minor league contract on June 24, posted near league-average production in 176 plate appearances for the team in 2014. The 32 ...
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