The Walkoff: Red Sox Earn 3-1 Win With Jon Lester’s Dominance, Timely Hitting

October 29, 2013 3:16 AM
The Walkoff: Red Sox Earn 3-1 Win With Jon Lester’s Dominance, Timely Hitting
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox are one victory away from winning the World Series.

They’re in that scenario thanks to another hard-fought win over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series. It was very much anyone’s ballgame until the seventh inning, when David Ross delivered an RBI double, and Jacoby Ellsbury followed it up two batters later with an RBI single, opening up a 3-1 lead that would hold for the final score.

Three different Red Sox drove in a run in what was a complete team effort from start to finish, and Jon Lester was a man possessed on the mound for Boston. The Sox’ starter allowed just one run over 7 2/3 innings, outdueling Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright for the second time in as many chances this series.

The Key Moment For much of the night, a classic pitchers’ duel played out at Busch Stadium. It was appropriate, then, that the most crucial moment of the game looked to be one that would force Jon Lester to the plate in an RBI situation of a tied game in the seventh inning "

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