Did Boston’s Beards Help Win the World Series?

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Chris Lee

For those of you who have been watching Duck Dynasty, you have missed quite a bit of excitement from the World Series.

Game One:

The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in game one 8-1. This scoring attack was led by designated hitter David Ortiz and second baseman Dustin Pedroia, Ortiz went 2-3 with two hits, two runs and three runs batted in(also hitting  a homerun). Pedroia went 2-4 with two hits, two runs and one run batted in(RBI). The winning pitcher was Jon Lester who pitched seven and two-thirds of an inning while only giving up five hits and walking one batter with eight strikeouts. Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday did all he could posting the best stats for his team going 2-4 with two hits, one home run and one run batted in. St. Louis’s ace Adam Wainwright got the games loss pitching five innings giving up six hits and five runs and one walk with four strikeouts.

Game Two:

The Cardinals took game two winning 4-2, cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran  and left fielder Matt Holliday stepped up in game two. Beltran  went 2-4 with two hits  one run batted in, Holliday went 1-4 with one run and one hit. The winning pitcher was Michael Wacha pitching six innings giving up three hits and two runs, while having six strikeouts. Ortiz and Pedroia had a game, Ortiz went 2-3 with two hits(one being a home run), one run and two runs batted in. While Pedroia went 1-3 with one hit and one run. Jon Lackey got tagged with the loss pitching six and one-third of an inning giving up five hits and three runs, while striking out six batters.

Game Three:

Game three ended in dramatic fashion with the Cardinals winning on questionable call in the bottom of ninth. Holliday and catcher Yadier Molina were the keys to the win going a combined 5-9 with five hits, one run scored and four runs batted in. Relief pitcher Tyler Rosenthal got the win pitcher one and two-thirds of an inning giving up one hit, no runs and two strikeouts. Red Sox right fielder Daniel Nava went 1-4 with one hit and two runs batted in, Shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 2-4 with two hits, one run and one run batted in. Brandon Workman got the loss pitching giving up two hits and one run, while striking out just one batter in one and one-third of an inning.

Game Four:

The fourth game was won by the Red Sox 4-2, this time there was no drama involved in the win. Johnny Gomez and Stephen Drew stepped up for the Red Sox to get the “W”. Gomez went 1-2 with one hit, one run and three runs batted in, while Drew went 0-3 with a sacrifice fly-out (1 run batted in).The winning pitcher was Felix Doubront, he pitched for 2 and two-thirds of an inning with one hit, one run and three strikeouts. Matt Carpenter, Carlos Beltran, and Lance Lynn tried to do everything they could in a losing effort. Carpenter went 2-5 with two hits, one run and one run batted in. Beltran went 1-3 with one hit and one run batted in. Lynn got the loss pitch five and two-thirds of an inning giving up three hits, three runs and five strikeouts.

Game Five:

Game five was dominated by the Red Sox with a score of 3-1. Jacoby Ellsbury and Ortiz were the winning offensive factors, Ellsbury went 1-4 with one hit and one run batted in. Ortiz went 3-4 with three hits and one run batted in. Jon Lester got his second win of the series throwing seven and two-thirds of an inning giving up four hits, one run and striking out seven batters. Matt Holliday was the only Cardinals batter who did anything offensively, going 1-4 with one home run and one run batted in. Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, got tagged with his second loss despite pitching seven innings giving up only eight hits, and three runs and striking out ten Sox batters.

Game Six:

Boston clinched the world series at Fenway with a 6-1 win. Boston’s Shane Victorino and Mike Napoli stepped their game, Victorino went 2-3 with two hits and four runs batted in. While Napoli went 1-5, with one hit and one run batted in. John Lackey got the win pitching 6 and two-thirds of an inning; Lackey gave up 9 hits, one run and had five strikeouts. Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran was the only threat on the offense going 1-4 with one hit and one run batted in. The losing pitcher was Mike Wacha, who pitched three and two-thirds of an inning giving up five hits, six runs and striking out five batters.

Boston’s first baseman David “Big Papi” Ortiz was named World Series MVP and manager John Farrell got his first World Series win in his first season with the Red Sox.