Lester Outduels Wainwright, Red Sox take 3-2 Series Lead

Lester Outduels Wainwright, Red Sox take 3-2 Series Lead

Cardinals drop into a 3-2 hole in the World Series with Game 6 set for Fenway Park on Wednesday.
(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester both looked like aces in Game 5 of the World Series on Monday, each making just one big mistake over the first six innings. 

But Wainwright made one more in the seventh, giving up a go-ahead ground-rule double to Stephen Drew and an RBI single to Jacoby Ellsbury that helped lift Boston to a 3-2 win over the Cardinals. The victory puts St. Louis in a 3-2 hole in with the series shifting back to Boston on Wednesday.

Wainwright rebounded from a rough start in Game 1 at Fenway Park, striking out 10 batters while allowing just one walk over seven innings.

Lester was even sharper, though, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out seven over 7 2/3 frames. The only run he allowed came in the fourth inning when Matt Holliday smacked a solo shot to center, tying the game at 1-1. 

Koji Uehara worked the final 1 1/3 innings for his second save of the series.

David Ortiz also continued his scorching series, registering another three hits to move to 11-for-15 with two homers and six RBI in the Fall Classic.

Michael Wacha is scheduled to take the mound against John Lackey for Game 6 on Wednesday.
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