The Red Sox win their third World Series title in 10 years
A 6-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series has given the Boston Red Sox their third title in the last 10 years.
This victory was even more special as it was the first World Series championship won by the Red Sox at Fenway Park since 1918.
"To share it with everyone here, the greatest fans in the sport, it's one heck of a night," said Red Sox manager John Farrell in the postgame presentation of the Commissioner's Trophy.
Farrell, along with Terry Francona, Ed Barrow and Jake Stahl are the only Red Sox managers to win the World Series in their first year at the helm.
The 2013 Red Sox and the 1991 Twins are the only teams to win a World Series one year after finishing in last place of their division.
David Ortiz was named Most Valuable Player after hitting .688 (11- for-16) with two home runs, six RBI, seven runs scored and a .750 (18- of-24) on-base percentage over the six games.
The Red Sox chased Cardinals starter Michael Wacha early. Shane Victorino hit a three-run double in the third inning to get things started. Victorino, who missed the previous two games with a back injury and was hitless in the World Series coming into the game, added an RBI single in Boston's three-run fourth, which began with a Stephen Drew home run.
Wacha was charged with six runs on five hits and four walks over 3 2/3 innings. He had given up a combined three runs in four winning starts this postseason.
John Lackey became the first pitcher to start and win the clinching game of a World Series for two different teams. He allowed just one run on nine hits and a walk in 6 2/3 frames.
Koji Uehara, who tied a record with seven saves in the postseason, fittingly fanned Matt Carpenter for the final out to begin the celebration on the mound.
They did deserve it,happy for them
Yeah I found myself rooting for them. I'm not much a Cardinal fan anyhow. Their team is very likeable, IMO.