Five Things You Missed: World Series, Game 5

October 29, 2013 2:25 PM
Five Things You Missed: World Series, Game 5
By David Heck

" There was no crazy ending in Game 5 of the World Series, but it was still another close contest. Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright both pitched like the All-Stars they are, but ultimately Lester triumphed once more as the Red Sox took a 3-2 series lead before heading back to Boston. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.

1. Jon Lester was brilliant once more, allowing just one run on four hits over 7 2/3 innings. Before surrendering a home run to Matt Holliday in the fourth inning, he put together 16 1/3 scoreless innings in the Fall Classic – the third-best mark ever to start a career. The left-hander also became the first pitcher to win his first three World Series starts since Jack Morris, who was known for showing up in big games.

Lester joins Babe Ruth as the only two Red Sox southpaws to tally three wins in the World Series. The Babe was a little bit better at the plate, however, as Lester is now 0-for-36 at the plate during the regular season and postseason.

David Ortiz (Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

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