Red Sox Down Cardinals For World Series Title
Published on October 31 2013 10:29 am
Last Updated on October 31 2013 10:29 am
Written by Millie Lange
Red Sox Win World Series
(Boston, MA) -- The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions for the eighth time in franchise history. Shane Victorino hit a three-run double and drove in four runs total as the Red Sox knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six of the Fall Classic at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager John Farrell says they have come a long way since last year.
Stephen Drew clubbed a solo home run and Mike Napoli also plated a run for the Red Sox, who clinched a title at home for the first time since 1918. Boston's previous two championships were won on the road in 2007 and 2004. The Sox also joined the 1991 Minnesota Twins as the only teams to win the World Series one season after finishing in last place in their division. Series MVP David Ortiz says this championship means more than in 2004 and 2007.
John Lackey scattered nine hits and one run over six-and-two-thirds solid innings for the win. Carlos Beltran drove in the lone run for the Redbirds, who were seeking their 12th title in club history. Rookie Michael Wacha allowed all six runs in three-and-two-thirds frames for the loss
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. Ortiz hit .688 with a pair of home runs and six RBI in the six-game Fall Classic. Ortiz was 0-for-1 with two runs and four walks in the 6-1 series-clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. This was Boston's eighth title overall and third championship in 10 years. It was also the first clinching game won by the Red Sox in Boston since 1918.
Wedge Interviews For Cubs Managerial Job
(Chicago, IL) -- Eric Wedge is in the mix to be the next manager of the Cubs. ESPNChicago.com reports the former Seattle Mariners skipper interviewed for the position on Tuesday. AJ Hinch, Manny Acta, Rick Renteria and Dave Martinez have also interviewed, with Red Sox coach Torey Lovullo to get his chance after the World Series. Wedge was the 2007 American League Manager of the Year with Cleveland.
Wednesday, October 30 Scoreboard
Boston Red Sox 6, St. Louis Cardinals 1
(Red Sox win best-of-seven World Series, 4-2)