Red Sox Win the World Series

The Cardinals walked David Ortiz four times and Mike Napoli, who followed Ortiz in the lineup struck out four times, but the Red Sox got key hits from Shane Victorino to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1.  Victorino got two big two out hits, a 3-run double in the third off the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead and an RBI single in the fourth to close out the scoring.

Michael Wacha was not sharp.  He left the game in the fourth inning having given up six runs on five hits and four walks.  He gave up a solo homerun to Stephen Drew.

John Lackey, who Red Sox fans booed before the start of this year finally earned his salary and heard the cheers from the Fenway faithful.  It was enough for him to tip his hat when he finally departed the game with two outs in the seventh inning.  We’ll see if that love fest lasts by the middle of the 2014 season.

In the seventh Lackey begged Farrell to keep him in for one more batter and Farrell obliged.  Lackey walked the batter to load the bases and he was gone.  Junichi Tazawa came on to get Allen Craig to ground to first to end the threat.

Brandon Workman pitched a perfect eighth and Koji Uehara pitched the perfect ninth, striking out Matt Carpenter to end the game to begin the all night celebration.

Yankee fans will now face a winter and 2014 season of frustration with the knowledge Fenway fans have bragging rights for that period.  The Red Sox have also won three World Series championships to the Yankees one since 2004.  The Yankees did have bragging rights since they had won the most recent World Series in 2009, but that is no longer the case.

Myworld also feels a little embarrassed since we picked the Red Sox to finish last behind the New York Yankees in the AL East.  The only consolation is myworld was not the only one to pick them for the basement.

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