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Red Sox Take 3-2 World Series Lead

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, is greeted in the dugout after being pulled from the game during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Oct. 28, 2013
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, is greeted in the dugout after being pulled from the game during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Oct. 28, 2013
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The Boston Red Sox are returning home with a chance to win the Major League Baseball World Series after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in game five Monday night.

The victory puts the Red Sox ahead three games to two in the best-of-seven championship series.

The game was tied 1-1 through six innings, continuing a trend of tight early battles between the two teams. The Red Sox broke the game open in the seventh inning, scoring a run on a double by catcher David Ross and another on a single by outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.

That was all the offense the team would need as Boston pitchers Jon Lester and Koji Uehara combined to give up just one St. Louis hit the rest of the game to seal the win.

The Cardinals are sending rookie star pitcher Michael Wacha to the mound for Wednesday's game six, hoping to beat Red Sox veteran John Lackey and force a game seven in Boston on Thursday.

The two pitchers matched up in the second game of the series, which the Cardinals won 4-2.
  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) reacts with catcher David Ross (3) after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park, Oct 30, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • The Boston Red Sox react after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Red Sox won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right) celebrates with teammates after winning game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
  • Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (right) celebrates with teammates after winning game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Prudential Center is lit up with the words "Go Sox" near Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals play Game 6 of the MLB baseball's World Series in Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 30, 2013. 
  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (left) holds his son Kaz Uehara as they celebrate on the field after game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (right) celebrates with starting pitcher Jon Lester after game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.
  • St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) reacts after giving up a home run to Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (7) during the fourth inning of game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • U.S. President Barack Obama is given a Red Sox baseball cap by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino upon his arrival in Boston, Oct. 30, 2013. 
  • Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right) celebrates with teammates after winning game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park, Boston. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports 
  • Boston Red Sox owners including John Henry (right) and Larry Lucchino (left) and Tom Werner (middle) hold the World Series championship trophy together after game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Oct 30, 2013, Boston. 
  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz waves to the crowd after being named series MVP after game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park, Oct 30, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 
  • A Boston Red Sox fan watches during practice before Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis.

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