Six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox completed a championship baseball season that drew inspiration from the city’s resilient reaction to the tragedy less than a mile from Fenway Park.
Jonny Gomes’s first World Series hit was a timely one: a three-run home run in the sixth inning that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 and even the best-of-seven contest at two games each.
The Boston Red Sox’s 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series drew 7 percent higher television ratings for Fox Sports than last year’s opener between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants, according to the network.
Mike Napoli hit a home run and scored on a wild pitch to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win against the Detroit Tigers that moved them within one win of advancing to Major League Baseball’s World Series.
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers clinched Major League Baseball postseason spots for the first time since 2009, and the New York Yankees lost ground in the chase for a wild-card playoff spot.
Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey will undergo ligament-replacement surgery in the elbow of his pitching arm after posting a 6.41 earned run average, General Manager Ben Cherington said in a news conference.