Saturday, 22 March 2014

World Series Game 5: Boston Red Sox lead St Louis Cardinals 3-2

David Ross of the Boston Red Sox hits a ground rule double in the seventh inning as Yadier Molina of the St Louis Cardinals looks on g a World Series record.
His batting average for the series is .733 - meaning he records a hit 7.33 times out of every 10 "at bats",  when any batter who averages more than .300 (three hits per 10 at bats) over a season is considered excellent.
Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday hit a huge solo home run, tying the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning.
But Lester closed the Cardinals down from there, with Red Sox closing pitcher Koji Uehara recording the final four outs.
Lester said: "It doesn't matter how many games at this stage you play, your nerves are going, your heart rate is going.
"It's a matter of realising it's baseball - fastball down and away - in game five of the World Series, that is just as effective as 1 February."
The 2013 series has featured a run of tight and tense games between closely-matched sides.
Pitchers have held the upper hand, with scoring opportunities at a premium.
The series returns to Fenway Park on Wednesday for Game 6 - with a possible deciding game seven the following night if St Louis level the series on Wednesday.
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