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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31949579 Game 6: Sox 6, Cards 1 Game+6%3A+Sox+6%2C+Cards+1 MLB

The Red Sox win their third World Series since 2004, clinching the franchise's first title at home since 1918. Starting pitcher Jon Lackey gets the win, pitching 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.
Recap
| Awards | Rosenthal | Morosi

 

ON-FIELD TROPHY PRESENTATION
Commissioner Selig presents trophy
Lester, Pedroia on winning Series
David Ortiz shares MVP with city
Skipper John Farrell: 'One heck of a night'

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31949287 Let the party begin Let+the+party+begin MLB

Red Sox players rush out of the dugout after the final out. Boston wins its eighth World Series title in franchise history.

 

VIDEOS
Shane Victorino: 'Focused all year long'
Sox 10-1 with Jonny Gomes in playoff lineup
Morosi on resilient Red Sox

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948323 What a turnaround What+a+turnaround MLB

The Red Sox join the 1991 Minnesota Twins as the only teams to win a World Series following a last-place finish the season before.

 

VIDEOS
Sox skipper John Farrell on the title
Vasgersian, Reynolds, Rollins & Pierzynski
FOX Sports Live breaks down Game 6

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948305 Winning pitcher Winning+pitcher MLB

John Lackey scatters nine hits and one walk, yielding one run over 6 2/3 innings in Boston's Game 6 clincher vs. St. Louis. The right-hander is the first pitcher to start and win a Fall Classic clincher for two different teams — he won Game 7 as a Los Angeles Angels rookie in 2002 vs. the San Francisco Giants.

 

VIDEO
Lackey: 'Fired up to be a part of this'

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31950545 RBI man of the night RBI+man+of+the+night MLB

Shane Victorino makes it 6-0 in the fourth with this RBI single. The Red Sox right fielder finishes 2 for 3 with four RBI in the clincher.

 

VIDEO: Victorino talks with Ken Rosenthal

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948293 Pointing the way Pointing+the+way MLB

Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury reacts after scoring on Mike Napoli's fourth-inning single for a 5-0 Red Sox advantage.

 

VIDEO: Ellsbury celebrates in clubhouse

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948292 Drew plays long ball Drew+plays+long+ball MLB

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (right) makes it 4-0 with a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the fourth.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948291 Cleaning the bases Cleaning+the+bases MLB

Boston's Jonny Gomes (right) celebrates after scoring the third run on Shane Victorino's bases-loaded double in the bottom of the third inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948289 Fired up Fired+up MLB

Jonny Gomes is pumped after sliding in safe for the third run on Shane Victorino's big third-inning double.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948294 Not tonight Not+tonight MLB

St. Louis starter Michael Wacha (52), who enters Game 4 with a 4-0 record in the playoffs, is removed with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The rookie right-hander ends up surrendering six runs on five hits and four walks.

 

VIDEOS
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny
Wacha: 'Just didn't make pitches'
Cardinals respond to defeat
FOX Sports Live on Cards' future

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947521 No Bob Uecker? No+Bob+Uecker%3F MLB

(From left) US Secretary of State John Kerry, 'Morning Joe's' Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, and Kenny Chesney have pretty good seats for the possible World Series clincher.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947522 Red Sox legends Red+Sox+legends MLB

Hall of Famers and Boston Red Sox greats Carlton Fisk (left) and Luis Tiant throw out the ceremonial first pitches for Game 6. They were the starting battery in the famous Game 6 of the 1975 World Series vs. the Cincinnati Reds.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947523 Boston-style anthem Boston-style+anthem MLB

The Dropkick Murphys sing the 'Star-Spangled Banner' for Game 6.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946504 Fenway faithful Fenway+faithful MLB

Brian Dwyer (right) entertains the crowd outside of Fenway Park as they wait to enter for Game 6.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946503 Calm before the storm? Calm+before+the+storm%3F MLB

Red Sox pitchers (from left) Clay Buchholz, Ryan Dempster, Jon Lester and Matt Thornton stand in the outfield during batting practice before Game 6.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946501 Need a miracle? Need+a+miracle%3F MLB

USAF veteran Brian Chaisson holds a sign looking for Game 6 tickets.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946502 They got theirs! They+got+theirs%21 MLB

These four Red Sox fans don't have to worry about shopping for tickets in the final hours before Game 6.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948940 Game 5: Sox 3, Cards 1 Game+5%3A+Sox+3%2C+Cards+1 MLB

With the two-run victory in St. Louis, Boston moves one win away from claiming a third World Series title since 2004. Jon Lester holds the Cardinals to one run — a Matt Holliday homer — over 7 2/3 innings, David Ross knocks in the go-ahead run in the seventh and Jacoby Ellsbury adds an insurance run two batters later. Closer Koji Uehara (19) retires the final four St. Louis hitters to save his second game of the Fall Classic.
Recap | Awards | Rosenthal

 

POSTGAME VIDEOS
Buck, McCarver preview Game 6
Rosenthal interviews Sox skipper Jon Farrell
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948939 Pointing to a title? Pointing+to+a+title%3F MLB

Koji Uehara reacts after the final out of Game 5 as Boston takes a 3-2 lead back to Fenway Park. The ALCS Most Valuable Player saves his second game of the World Series and his seventh of the postseason.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947955 Shuttin' down the Cards Shuttin%27+down+the+Cards MLB

Game 1 winner Jon Lester surrenders just one run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings to beat St. Louis in Game 5. The lefty, who has his 16 1/3-innings scoreless streak snapped on Matt Holliday's solo homer, finishes with seven strikeouts and zero walks in the win.

 

VIDEO: Lester talks with Ken Rosenthal

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948924 The big hit The+big+hit MLB

Catcher David Ross rips a ground-rule double down the left-field line to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh.

 

VIDEO: Ross talks with Erin Andrews

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948923 Out at the plate! Out+at+the+plate%21 MLB

St. Louis' Yadier Molina tags David Ross for the final out of Boston's two-run seventh inning. Ross attempts to score on Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single, which plates Stephen Drew for a 3-1 lead just before Shane Robinson's throw home to nab Ross.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948922 Cracked ace Cracked+ace MLB

Just like Game 1, St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright loses to Jon Lester in Game 5. Wainwright strikes out 10, but yielding three runs on eight hits and one walk over seven innings isn't good enough to outpitch the Red Sox ace.

 

VIDEO: Wainwright's postgame comments

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947963 Even up Even+up MLB

St. Louis' Matt Holliday (right) receives props for his game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947965 He's got hops He%27s+got+hops MLB

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew snares a line drive hit by Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the top of the fourth inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948906 Big Papi is on a tear Big+Papi+is+on+a+tear MLB

Boston scores first in Game 5 on David Ortiz's RBI double, which plates Dustin Pedroia in the top of the first inning. Ortiz is hitting .733 (11 for 15) with two homers and six RBI in the World Series after a 3-for-4, one-RBI outing on Monday night.

 

VIDEO: Ortiz talks with Erin Andrews

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948896 Wizard of Oz Wizard+of+Oz MLB

Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5. Smith played the final 15 years of his 19-year career with the Cardinals, winning the World Series in 1982.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947946 'Oh, say, can you see ... ' %27Oh%2C+say%2C+can+you+see+...+%27 MLB

Three-time Grammy Award winner Harry Connick Jr. sings the national anthem before Game 5 at Busch Stadium.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947932 Who you cheering for? Who+you+cheering+for%3F MLB

A young Cardinals fan and a young Red Sox fan hope to get some autographs before Game 5 of the World Series in St. Louis.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947933 Big Papi & Little Papi Big+Papi+%26amp%3B+Little+Papi MLB

Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz enjoys some time with his son D'Angelo Ortiz during batting practice before Game 5.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947934 Bark at the Park Bark+at+the+Park MLB

Sophie, a 4-year-old Pomeranian wears a Cardinals jersey for Game 5 at Busch Stadium.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947758 Game 4: Sox 4, Cards 2 Game+4%3A+Sox+4%2C+Cards+2 MLB

Jonny Gomes (third from left) snaps an 0-for-9 skid with a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to power Boston and even the series at 2-all. St. Louis scores first on Carlos Beltran's RBI single in the third, but Boston ties it on Stephen Drew's sacrifice fly in the fifth, and takes a 4-1 lead on Gomes' drive off of Cards reliever Seth Maness. St. Louis makes it 4-2 on Matt Carpenter's seventh-inning single and has the tying run on base in the ninth, but pinch-runner Kolten Wong is picked off first base for the final out.
Recap | Awards | Rosenthal | Morosi

 

VIDEOS
Buck, McCarver preview Game 5
Karros, Kapler discuss Game 5
Rosenthal interviews Dustin Pedroia

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947757 The final out The+final+out MLB

With Carlos Beltran batting, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli raises his glove in triumph as Cardinals pinch-runner Kolten Wong is picked off at the bag to wrap up Boston's Game 4 victory. 

 

VIDEOS
Wong: 'I knew I was dead ... '
Beltran on final out, set for Game 5
Rollins, Pierzynski on pickoff

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947756 Mr. Versatility Mr.+Versatility MLB

In his first relief appearance in nine years, Boston's Game 2 starter John Lackey pitches a scoreless eighth, allowing only one baserunner on Xander Bogaerts' throwing error on a grounder to third base.

 

VIDEOS:
Catcher David Ross on Boston pitching
Winning pitcher Felix Doubront

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947739 Wood work Wood+work MLB

Second baseman Matt Carpenter cuts St. Louis' deficit to 4-2 with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31947740 Going, going, Gomes! Going%2C+going%2C+Gomes%21 MLB

Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (center) hits a three-run homer to give Boston a 4-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning.

 

VIDEO: Erin Andrews interviews Gomes

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946871 Here comes the heat Here+comes+the+heat MLB

St. Louis Lance Lynn takes the loss, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, while striking out five. After yielding a single to Dustin Pedroia and a walk to David Ortiz, Cardinals manager lifts Lynn in the sixth right before Jonny Gomes' three-run homer.

 

VIDEO: Lynn: 'It just didn't work out'

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946014 Tied up Tied+up MLB

Boston's David Ortiz (center) reacts after scoring on Stephen Drew's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning to make it a 1-1 game.

 

VIDEO: Ken Rosenthal interviews Big Papi

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946870 Clay court Clay+court MLB

Boston starter Clay Buchholz pitches four innings, yielding one unearned run on three hits and three walks.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946015 RBI machine RBI+machine MLB

Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran makes it 1-0 with an RBI single in the third inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946869 Legendary ace Legendary+ace MLB

Hall of Famer and Cardinals icon Bob Gibson throws out the first pitch for Game 4. Gibson pitched his entire major league career with St. Louis from 1959 to '75. The two-time Cy Young winner and nine-time All-Star won World Series with the Cards in 1964 & '67 and lost one in '68. The right-hander finished with a 7-2 record and a 1.89 ERA in nine World Series starts.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946873 Trio tune-up Trio+tune-up MLB

Multi-platinum country vocal group Rascal Flatts sings the national anthem for Game 4 in St. Louis.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946872 A St. Louis staple A+St.+Louis+staple MLB

Of course, the Budweiser Clydesdales are on hand at Busch Stadium.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946702 Game 3: Cards 5, Red Sox 4 Game+3%3A+Cards+5%2C+Red+Sox+4 MLB

St. Louis' Allen Craig is tagged out by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the bottom of the ninth, but Craig is safe because third-base umpire Jim Joyce rules Boston's Will Middlebrooks obstructs Craig at third base. Earlier in the game, the visiting Red Sox rally from two-run deficits twice before losing in the ninth as the Cardinals take a 2-1 World Series lead.
Recap | Awards | Rosenthal | Morosi

 

VIDEOS
Buck, McCarver on Game 3, preview Game 4
Umpire Jim Joyce explains his call
Umpire John Hirschbeck, Joe Torre on call

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946701 Tripped up? Tripped+up%3F MLB

Trying to head home on a bad throw from the plate, St. Louis' Allen Craig gets tangled with Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks in the bottom of the ninth inning. The umpires rule obstruction and Craig scores the winning run.

 

VIDEOS
Craig: 'Just trying to get home'
Cards skipper Matheny after win
Morosi: A lot of confusion at third

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946703 Looking for an explanation Looking+for+an+explanation MLB

Boston manager John Farrell (blue jacket) and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia argue the obstruction call with home-plate umpire Dana DeMuth.

 

VIDEOS
Farrell: 'Tough way to have a game end'
Saltalamacchia: 'I didn't see obstruction'

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946700 The final play The+final+play MLB

Umpire Dana DeMuth signals safe as Allen Craig is down on the ground and Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia shows he made the tag.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948581 Just out of reach Just+out+of+reach MLB

Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma is unable to field this high chopper from Boston's Xander Bogaerts, who ties the game at 4-4 in the top of the eighth.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948582 Rallying back Rallying+back MLB

Daniel Nava hits into a fielder's choice in the eighth inning, but it scores a run, cutting Bostton's deficit to 4-3.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948555 Holliday shopping Holliday+shopping MLB

St. Louis' Matt Holliday breaks a 2-2 tie with a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh.

 

VIDEO: Postgame on-field interview

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948556 Cards in charge Cards+in+charge MLB

Carlos Beltran (sliding) and Matt Carpenter (13) score on Matt Holliday's go-ahead double for a 4-2 St. Louis lead in the seventh inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31945846 Not your average Joe Not+your+average+Joe MLB

St. Louis starter Joe Kelly leaves in the sixth inning, finishing with a line of 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31948540 All square All+square MLB

Boston's Daniel Nava ties Game 3 at 2-2 with an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31945761 They believe They+believe MLB

These Cardinals fans are fired up before Game 3 as the World Series shifts to St. Louis.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31942506 X marks the spot X+marks+the+spot MLB

Boston's Xander Bogaerts slides into third base, starting the fifth inning with a triple. Three batters later, Bogaerts scores on Mike Carp's groundout to cut St. Louis' lead to 2-1.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31942482 We gotta talk this over We+gotta+talk+this+over MLB

Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and right-hander Jake Peavy talk on the mound in the bottom off the first inning of Game 3. Peavy works just four innings, yielding two runs on six hits and a walk, while striking out four in a no-decision.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31942484 Hit-man Molina Hit-man+Molina MLB

Yadier Molina, who led St. Louis with a .319 batting average during the season, makes it 2-0 with this first-inning single in Game 3.

 

VIDEO: Postgame on-field interview

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31942483 Cards score first Cards+score+first MLB

Matt Carpenter (right), who singles to start the bottom of the first, scores on Matt Holliday's RBI single for a 1-0 lead in Game 3.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31942465 Most Valuable toss Most+Valuable+toss MLB

1985 NL MVP Willie McGee throws out the first pitch before Game 3. McGee played 13 of his 18 seasons with the Cardinals, including '85 when he led the NL with a .353 batting average, 216 hits and 18 triples. McGee went to the World Series three times with St. Louis, winning in 1982 vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, and losing in '85 to the Kansas City Royals and '87 to the Minnesota Twins.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31946817 Sing it Sing+it MLB

Two-time Grammy Award winner Colbie Caillat performs the national anthem before Game 3 at Busch Stadium.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31945762 Get your programs, here! Get+your+programs%2C+here%21 MLB

A vendor works his designated booth before Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941441 Game 2: Cards 4, Red Sox 2 Game+2%3A+Cards+4%2C+Red+Sox+2 MLB

St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and closer Trevor Rosenthal hug after Boston's Daniel Nava strikes out to the end the game at Fenway Park. The Cards score first on a Molina RBI groundout in the fourth, but the Sox take a short-lived lead on David Ortiz's two-run homer in the sixth. However, a three-run St. Louis seventh — helped by two Boston errors — allow the NL champs to tie the Series at 1.
Recap
| Awards | Rosenthal

 

VIDEOS
Buck, McCarver on Game 2, preview Game 3
Morosi: Cardinals grab momentum
Andrews interviews Cards closer Rosenthal

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31943849 Winning pitcher Winning+pitcher MLB

St. Louis' Michael Wacha improves to 4-0 in October, scattering three hits and four walks over six innings in the Game 2 win. Before allowing a two-run homer to David Ortiz in the sixth, the 22-year-old Wacha pitches a rookie single-postseason record of 19 consecutive scoreless innings. The Texas A&M product finishes with six K's in the victory.

 

VIDEOS
Ken Rosenthal interviews Wacha

Ken Rosenthal interviews Molina

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31943844 Right on Right+on MLB

Boston right-hander John Lackey takes the loss in a solid effort. Lackey strikes out six, but yields three runs on five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings.

 

VIDEO: Skipper John Farrell after loss

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31944746 Can't keep a good man down Can%27t+keep+a+good+man+down MLB

St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran, who left Game 1 with a rib injury, goes 2 for 4 in Game 2 and drives in the third run of the seventh inning with an RBI single for a 4-2 Cardinals lead.

 

VIDEO: Beltran wasn't going to sit out

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31944747 Cards take the lead Cards+take+the+lead MLB

Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay (19) scores the go-ahead and eventual winning run on an errant throw by Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow (left) in the seventh inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31944745 Safe! Safe%21 MLB

Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma scores the tying run on Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning of Game 2.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941434 Going yard Going+yard MLB

Boston's David Ortiz hits a two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31942122 Mr. Clutch Mr.+Clutch MLB

The homer ties David Ortiz with Jim Thome for seventh on the all-time postseason list with 17.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941429 Sliding in Sliding+in MLB

St. Louis' Matt Holiday scores the first run of Game 2 on a Yadier Molina groundout in the fourth inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31943848 Welcome back Welcome+back MLB

Members of the 2004 Red Sox World Series champs, including Pedro Martinez (second from right) are on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Game 2 at Fenway Park.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31943847 'You've Got a Friend' %27You%27ve+Got+a+Friend%27 MLB

James Taylor sings the national anthem at Fenway Park before Game 2.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31943846 Honored Honored MLB

The greatest closer of all time Mariano Rivera, who retired at the end of the season, receives the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park. The award recognizes contributions of historical significance in Major League Baseball.

 

VIDEO: Rivera: 'Means a lot to me'

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941442 Dressed for success? Dressed+for+success%3F MLB

Guess which team this fan is cheering for in Game 2 of the World Series.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31944592 Game 1: Red Sox 8, Cards 1 Game+1%3A+Red+Sox+8%2C+Cards+1 MLB

Boston takes the opener at Fenway Park. The Red Sox score three in the first after the Cardinals botch a double-play ball, add two runs in the second, two in the seventh on a David Ortiz homer and one final run in the eighth. The Cardinals don't score until Matt Holliday's homer over the Green Monster in the ninth.
Recap | Awards | Rosenthal

 

VIDEOS
Buck, McCarver on Game 1, preview Game 2
FOX Sports Live recaps Game 1

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941993 Big Papi loves the big stage Big+Papi+loves+the+big+stage MLB

Boston's David Ortiz waves to the Fenway Park crowd during a curtain call after hitting a two-run homer for a 7-0 lead in the seventh inning.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941991 Winning pitcher Winning+pitcher MLB

Jon Lester (right) chats with catcher David Ross in the fourth inning. Lester picks up the win, tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings of five-hit ball with eight strikeouts.

 

VIDEOS
Postgame news conference

'We want to make Boston proud'

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941992 Tough night Tough+night MLB

Starter Adam Wainwright yields five runs — three earned —  over five innings in the Cardinals loss.

 

VIDEO: Postgame interview

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31944552 Catch of the Series Catch+of+the+Series MLB

Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran robs a grand slam off the bat of David Ortiz in the bottom of the second ... but Beltran injures his ribs, exits the game an out later and is taken to a local hospital for X-rays, which are negative. Beltran's catch turns into a sacrifice fly as Boston grabs a 5-0 lead.

 

VIDEO: Jon Paul Morosi on injury

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941243 Bad News Bears? Bad+News+Bears%3F MLB

St. Louis' Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina allow Stephen Drew's pop up to fall between them to start the bottom of the second inning. Drew is credited with a single and scores four batters later for a 4-0 Red Sox lead.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941238 First blood First+blood MLB

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli rips a three-run double in the bottom of the first inning for a 3-0 lead.

 

VIDEO: Postgame on-field interview

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941982 E-6 E-6 MLB

On the play before Mike Napoli's three-run double, St. Louis shorstop Pete Kozma drops the ball on a possible double-play as Boston's Dustin Pedroia slides into second in the bottom of the first inning of Game 1. Pedroia is originally called out ...

 

VIDEO: Pedroia talks about play and more

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941233 Pleading his case Pleading+his+case MLB

... but Boston skipper John Farrell argues the out call with second-base umpire Dana DeMuth.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941237 Let's figure this out Let%27s+figure+this+out MLB

St. Louis second baseman Matt Carpenter awaits the umpire's decision on the Dustin Pedroia out call.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941234 That's a switch That%27s+a+switch MLB

The umpires reverse the out call on Dustin Pedroia, which brings St. Louis Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny out of the dugout to argue.

 

POSTGAME VIDEOS
Skippers discuss play
Matheny's news conference

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941235 Wicked seats Wicked+seats MLB

Actor Matt Damon enjoys his view at Fenway Park for Game 1.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941994 Boston Glad Boston+Glad MLB

Red Sox fan and 'Mad Men' actor John Slattery is also on hand for the opener.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941236 Triple Crown toss Triple+Crown+toss MLB

Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the opener.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941995 El Tiante El+Tiante MLB

Former Red Sox pitcher and fan favorite Luis Tiant points to something before Game 1. Tiant, who won two of his three starts in the 1975 World Series vs. Cincinnati, pitched eight seasons for Boston from 1971-78 during his 19-year career.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941239 Family affair Family+affair MLB

Mary J. Blige sings the national anthem before Game 1.

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Military personal walk onto the Fenway Park field before Game 1.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941200 Let's do this! Let%27s+do+this%21 MLB

Boston manager John Farrell and St. Louis manager Mike Matheny shake hands before Game 1.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941198 Big Papi is ready Big+Papi+is+ready MLB

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (left) greets his teammates during Game 1 introductions.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941180 Anything growing in there? Anything+growing+in+there%3F MLB

Boston's Ryan Dempster (center) tugs Jonny Gomes' beard during batting practice before Game 1.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941179 What's up, buddy? What%27s+up%2C+buddy%3F MLB

Boston's David Ortiz (right) chats with St. Louis' Carlos Beltran before the start of the World Series opener.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941178 Get your swag, here! Get+your+swag%2C+here%21 MLB

A vendor outside Fenway Park hawks his World Series goods before Game 1.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941177 Bring it! Bring+it%21 MLB

Two fans are ready to go to battle with their respective teams as the World Series opens at Fenway Park.

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MLB 49 8 2013 World Series photo gallery 31941175 Who's that bearded man? Who%27s+that+bearded+man%3F MLB

The Carl Yastrzemski statue outside Fenway Park dons a red beard before the World Series opener.

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Red Sox fans Hayden Moses (left) and Brian Moses (right) watch warmups before Game 1.

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