Jon Lester silenced the Cardinals for the second time in the series, and the Boston Red Sox will get two chances to win the World Series on their home field with a 3-1 victory in Game Five Monday night.
David Ross broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with a run-scoring double off of Adam Wainwright, and Jacoby Ellsbury added an insurance run with a single of his own. David Ortiz and Matt Holliday had cancelled each other out with a first-inning double and a fourth-inning solo home run, respectively.
Lester went two outs into the eighth inning with one run allowed, his same line in Game One, with Koji Uehara completing the four-out save retiring all four batters.
The Red Sox’ two World Series in the 2000s have been clinched on enemy territory with 2007’s championship won in Colorado and 2004 at Busch Stadium III. The last Boston World Championship clinched at Fenway Park was the 1918 crown.
Michael Wacha tries to save the Cardinals season Wednesday night against John Lackey, with coverage on KTGR at 6 PM.