Red Sox - World Champions!Posted:
The Red Sox are World Champions for the third time in 10 years! Boston beats the Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday night to take the series four games to two and clinch the first World Series Championship at Fenway Park in 95 years.
Shane Victorino's three-run, bases-loaded double in the third inning put Boston on top 3-0 and they never looked back. John Lackey, who pitched an inning of relief in game 4, gave up just one run in 6 2/3 innings for the win. Koji Uehara got the final three outs including striking out Matt Carpenter for the final out.
In relief of Lackey in the seventh, Junichi Tazawa got Allen Craig to ground out to Mike Napoli with two runners on and the Red Sox up 6-1. Brandon Workman worked a scoreless eighth inning.
Stephen Drew homered in the fourth inning off Michael Wacha, who took the loss giving up all six runs in 3 2/3 innings, to give the Red Sox a 4-0 edge. Napoli and Victorino (2 hits, 4 RBI's) followed with RBI singles as the lead grew to 6-0.
David Ortiz was named World Series MVP, hitting .688 with 11 hits (11-16), 2 HR, 9 RBI and 8 walks.
Lackey becomes the first pitcher in World Series history to pitch a clinching game for two different teams (Angels in 2002).
The World Series Championship is the 8th in franchise history.