10/28/2013 | Did you know? World Series Game 5: BOS 3, STL 1
A look at some notable facts and figures from the Boston Red Sox's 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series at Busch Stadium on Monday night.
10/28/2013 | Sox seek to fend off Wacha at Fenway, clinch title
The next chapter of the Red Sox's World Series saga will be written Wednesday night. The details remain to be revealed, but the stakes are simple: A Sox win gives them their third World Series championship in the last 10 years, while St. Louis needs a victory to force a decisive Game 7.
10/28/2013 | Cardinals pushed to brink as Waino runs out of gas
Unable to win behind ace Adam Wainwright for the second time in this World Series, the Cardinals head to Boston with the tall task of needing to win twice at Fenway Park to clinch their 12th title. Monday night's 3-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 5 sent the Cards to back-to-back losses at Busch for the first time since Aug. 9-10.
10/28/2013 | Three down, one to go: Sox on cusp of title
Jon Lester held the Cardinals to one run over 7 2/3 stalwart innings, while David Ross broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with an RBI double to left as the Red Sox moved to the brink of their third World Series title in 10 years with a 3-1 win over St. Louis in Game 5 on Monday night at Busch Stadium.
10/28/2013 | Oct. 28 Mike Matheny postgame interview
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny addresses the media after Game 5 of the World Series.
10/28/2013 | Oct. 28 John Farrell postgame interview
Red Sox manager John Farrell addresses the media after Game 5 of the World Series.
10/28/2013 | Road to the World Series: Oct. 29, 2013
The Road to the World Series pointed to Massachusetts after the Red Sox beat the Cardinals, 3-1, in Game 5 of the 109th Fall Classic on Monday night to move one win away from the 2013 championship. Fenway Park hosts Game 6 on Wednesday night.
10/28/2013 | Ortiz reaches base at a historic pace
David Ortiz doubled and singled on Monday in his first two at-bats of World Series Game 5, reaching base safely for a Series-record-tying ninth consecutive plate appearance.
10/28/2013 | Wacha out to continue dominance, keep Cards alive
He's already pitched one elimination game for the Cardinals and one clincher -- and been superlative beyond his years in both. Now comes Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Boston's Fenway Park, where he will be tasked with saving his team's season.
10/28/2013 | Lackey no stranger to big World Series games
If John Lackey's relief outing in Game 4 of the World Series cast any doubt over his availability for the now potentially Series-clinching Game 6 at Fenway Park, Lackey made certain to immediately and unequivocally cast it aside. "Oh," Lackey said in Game 4's aftermath, "I'll be there."
10/28/2013 | Fielding Bible names six first-time winners
A 12-person panel handed out the 2013 Fielding Bible Awards on Monday to three repeat winners and six first-timers.
10/28/2013 | Red Sox defense has been spotty in World Series
The one consolation for the Red Sox in their defense underperforming in the World Series is that the Cardinals have had the same problem.
10/28/2013 | Breslow hopes to overcome World Series struggles
Lefty Craig Breslow was Mr. Reliable for the Red Sox in the American League Division Series and the AL Championship Series, producing seven straight scoreless appearances. But in the World Series, he has come undone a bit, retiring just one batter in his three outings.
10/28/2013 | Peavy in pencil for Game 7; Doubront lurking
If the World Series goes to Game 7, will Jake Peavy start for the Red Sox?
10/28/2013 | Wong surrounded by support after baserunning gaffe
A day after making dubious baseball history, Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong found himself engulfed by unconditional support inside the clubhouse on Monday at Busch Stadium.
10/28/2013 | Craig convinces Cards to insert him into lineup
Allen Craig lobbied for inclusion in the Game 5 lineup and then proved to the Cardinals that he had adequate mobility in the field. It was enough for St. Louis to make a late lineup change and replace Matt Adams with Craig in the sixth spot of the batting order.
10/28/2013 | Fall Stars Game to feature assortment of top talent
The name has changed, but the excitement of the sheer star power that will be on the field remains the same. The Fall Stars Game, formerly known as the Rising Stars Game, will take place for the eighth year, on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.
10/28/2013 | Miggy to undergo surgery on groin this week
Miguel Cabrera will require surgery to repair a severe groin strain that bothered him down the stretch this season and into the playoffs. The Tigers confirmed the appointment with hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers for this week.
10/28/2013 | Lineup breakdown: Red Sox-Cardinals, Game 5
A look at Monday's lineups for Game 5 of the World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
10/28/2013 | Wotus reportedly interviews for Seattle manager job
Giants bench coach Ron Wotus interviewed last Friday for the Seattle Mariners' managerial vacancy, according to various reports.
10/28/2013 | Mariners interview longtime Giant to take helm
Ron Wotus is the latest name to emerge as a candidate for the Mariners managerial vacancy, as Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday interviewed the longtime Giants bench coach, according to a baseball source.
10/28/2013 | Pedroia, Ortiz move up in lineup with Victorino out
The Red Sox will again be without Shane Victorino in Game 5 of the World Series as the right fielder continues to deal with an ailing back. Also, Dustin Pedroia will bat second with David Ortiz hitting third.
10/28/2013 | Tigers interview Ausmus to fill skipper role
Brad Ausmus has neither managed nor coached in the big leagues in three seasons since his 18-year playing career ended. On Monday, he was at Comerica Park, talking about why his first shot should be at the helm of Detroit.
10/28/2013 | Sixteen million viewers tune in to Game 4 drama
Boston's 4-2 victory over St. Louis in Game 4 on Sunday night drew 16 million viewers, which made it the most-watched baseball game since Game 7 of the 2011 World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers.
10/28/2013 | Evolution an essential aspect of Papi's career
The story of David Ortiz is testament to the fact player development is an art more than a science. There is no perfect way to project a player's ultimate value.
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