Red Sox win World Series, beat Cards 6-1 in Game 6
BOSTON (AP) — Shane Victorino drove in four runs and John Lackey pitched a shutout into the seventh inning as the Boston Red Sox won their third World Series in 10 seasons with a comprehensive 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 Wednesday.
David Ortiz drew three walks and scored twice, reaching base a whopping 19 times in 25 plate appearances as the Red Sox clinched a crown on their own field for the first time since 1918.
The Fenway Park crowd was standing from the very first pitch. Victorino lined a three-run double in the third, and the cheers, chants only got louder after that.
Many fans paid over $1,000 per ticket, eager to be part of a celebration that had been building for nearly a century.