Red Sox take series lead, head back to Fenway Park

David Ross caught Jon Lester‘s pitches into the eighth inning, then talked about the toss that really impressed him in Game 5 of the World Series. A big paper airplane flung by a fan that floated so far, Lester stepped off the mound to retrieve it. “We were all kind of in awe,” Ross said. Loose? The Red Sox sure sounded that way after Lester outpitched Adam Wainwright once more, Ross delivered a go-ahead double in the seventh inning and Boston beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night for a 3-2 edge. A whisker away from yet another championship,
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Red Sox even up series with 4-2 win over Cards

Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Sunday night, tying the World Series at two games each. David Ortiz added three hits and also encouraged the Red Sox, shouting at his teammates from second base after a double and later gathering them for a huddle in the dugout. With the Red Sox in danger of falling into a 3-1 deficit, it was a stroke of good fortune by Gomes — he was a late addition to the lineup when Shane Victorino’s back stiffened
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$30 million? I don’t need no stinkin’ $30 million

At some point, it seems, Cliff Lee figured it wasn’t about the money anymore. Baseball’s hottest free agent could have had $150 million and a spot on the biggest stage in the game with its most successful team — the New York Yankees, winners of 27 World Series. Instead, the star pitcher got up from the table and left $30 million behind. He picked the Philadelphia Phillies, winners of just two titles in more than a century — and a team that brusquely traded him after he led them into the World Series in 2009. The Phillies will give him
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