St. Louis, MO, United States (NewsBahn) – David Ross and David Ortiz ripped run-scoring doubles and Jon Lester tossed 7 2-3 innings of one run ball as the Boston Red Sox toppled the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday in game five of the World Series.
The BoSox have a 3-2 series lead in the Fall Classic and can wrap up their third title in 10 years back in Boston.
Koji Uehara recorded the last four outs for Boston, notching a pair of strikeouts.
The Cards managed just four hits, including Matt Holliday’s solo home run in the fourth inning.
Adam Wainwright fell to 0-2 in the playoffs, allowing three runs over seven frames.
Jacoby Ellsbury added an RBI single in the seventh for the Red Sox.