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Red Sox score two in seventh to take lead over Cardinals in Game 5 of World Series

Oct 28, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

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Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester have been dealing for most of the night, but the Red Sox have retaken the lead in Game 5.

Wainwright struck out Daniel Nava to begin the top of the seventh inning, but then allowed a single to Xander Bogaerts and a walk to Stephen Drew. This set up a ground-rule double to left from David Ross which put the Red Sox in front. Instead of going for the kill, John Farrell then elected to have Lester for for himself. He was retired on a comebacker. However, Wainwright failed to escape the jam, as Jacoby Ellsbury followed with a single to center field to drive home Drew. Ross also attempted to score on the play, but he was thrown out by Shane Robinson, though replays indicate that Yadier Molina may have missed the tag.

It’s stretch time in St. Louis, with the Red Sox holding a 3-1 advantage. Lester remains in the ballgame for Boston.

  1. cohnjusack - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    I swear, Wainwright made like 3 bad pitches all night, and is losing 3-1.


  2. peterjohnjoseph - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Game 3 ends in obstruction.. Game 4 in a pickoff… Here in Game 5 another incredibly unlikely event that has never been seen in the World Series-

    Stephen Drew draws a walk.

  3. mvd513 - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Of course David Ross was called out. How else can the umpires help the Cardinals win?

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM


      I called David Ross out as soon as he left third base.

      Because it was so fucking obvious that a catcher wasn’t scoring from second on a bloop single.

      That was almost as terrible a decision as Salty throwing to third.

    • cohnjusack - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:29 PM


      Do you honestly, in your heart of hearts, think the umpires are on the take and are purposefully making wrong calls to help the Cardinals win (and doing a piss poor job of it)? The throw beat him by a mile and I can’t even tell from replays what happened afterword, Molina may have tagged him underneath.

      Sometimes close calls go your way, sometimes they don’t. It doesn’t mean there’s an umpiring conspiracy.

      • peterjohnjoseph - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:36 PM

        Lets not forget the umpires convened and overturned a call for us..

        I’m been watching and playing this game a long time.. that just doesn’t happen. No conspiracy. They’re human beings that don’t have instant replay built into their brains.

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:49 PM

        The Umpires Faked the Moon Landing!!!

      • peterjohnjoseph - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:56 PM

        Well they do call Joe West the “Texas Ranger”… Who knows where he was the night JFK was shot in Dallas…

  4. tfbuckfutter - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Stephen Drew’s last two ABs….long-fly ball that looked like a homer, followed by a walk.

    At this rate he’s going to be racking up doubles like nobody’s business as early as Game 9.

  5. Glenn - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Did anyone else notice that Ross was actually safe at home. He sure looked out in real time, but the replay showed that Molina’s tag was in the belly after he had crossed the plate. The Sox didn’t argue and the TV announcers never said a thing. I hope it doesn’t matter.

    • Glenn - Oct 28, 2013 at 11:01 PM

      It sure looked like his foot slid across the plate. No conspiracy either way. I would have called him out from the home plate umpires perspective.

  6. bgrubb - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Even IF Molina missed the tag on the leg, Ross didn’t touch the plate till he fell on top of it, with Molinas glove in between the two.

  7. Francisco (FC) - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    At this point, the redbirds might as well intentionally walk Ortiz every time he comes up the plate.

    • Glenn - Oct 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      That should increase his ridiculous OBP.

  8. wilkisoft - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    When the replay was first shown, I thought there was a chance Ross was safe. Upon further review, he missed the plate and flopped on Molina’s glove. The right call was made.

  9. aceshigh11 - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    30 outs to go…

    • peterjohnjoseph - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      DO NOT COUNT OUTS! Did the 86′ World Series Red Sox, and 2003 Cubs not teach you anything??

      • aceshigh11 - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:57 PM

        Why is counting outs worse than counting innings or games?

        Okay…10 innings to go?

        Or…1.111111111111 games to go?

      • peterjohnjoseph - Oct 28, 2013 at 11:04 PM

        I have no idea, you’d have to ask the Baseball Gods. To be safe I just wouldn’t count anything. If you buy something, just hand the cashier your wallet and let them figure it out. If you have multiple children, just assume they’re all there.

        We can count rings after if it goes well.

  10. gameover78 - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    No umpire will call you safe in that situation, to even try to send Ross was retarded with the Pedrioa and Ortiz due up.

  11. mvd513 - Oct 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    The call is either right or wrong. This was yet ANOTHER call that helped the Cardinals, but fortunately did not matter

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