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BOSTON (AP) - A look at Game 6 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Boston Red Sox:
RUNNING OUT OF TIME: Matt Holliday flies out with runners at the corners to end the fifth, and the Cardinals are 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position tonight. That makes them 6 for 40 (.150) in the Series. They’ve stranded six overall tonight.
St. Louis caught a break in the fourth when Gold Glove second baseman Dustin Pedroia botched a grounder that should have been an inning-ending double play. John Lackey, however, pitched out of trouble again by retiring Matt Adams on a liner to left and throwing a called third strike past David Freese.
OPENING UP: Even slumping Stephen Drew gets in on the act with a home run on the first pitch of the fourth. Red Sox lead 4-0 against Michael Wacha.
Jacoby Ellsbury also tees off for a rocket that hits the low wall in right-field near the 380-foot sign. It’s a double, and Wacha gets pulled after an intentional walk to Big Papi that puts runners at the corners with two outs.
It’s the third walk for Ortiz tonight _ two intentional. Cardinals have obviously seen enough of him in this Series.
Ellsbury scores on Mike Napoli’s single off Lance Lynn, and a walk to Jonny Gomes brings up Shane Victorino with the bases loaded again. Just an RBI single this time to make it 6-0.
BOBBY V: Wonder what Bobby Valentine is thinking tonight. Bet he’s watching, maybe at his restaurant in Connecticut?
BAGS FULL: Shane Victorino does it again with the bases loaded.
His three-run double high off the Green Monster gives Boston a 3-0 lead in the third inning. It was Victorino’s first hit since that go-ahead grand slam in the ALCS clincher against Detroit.
Victorino was 0 for 10 in the Series before connecting. He sat out the previous two games with a stiff back, but returned for this one and was dropped from his regular No. 2 spot to sixth in the lineup.
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