BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 30: Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with the trophy on the field after a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Game 6: Sox 6, Cards 1
The Red Sox win their third World Series since 2004, clinching the franchise's first title at home since 1918. Starting pitcher Jon Lackey gets the win, pitching 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. Recap | Awards | Rosenthal | Morosi ON-FIELD TROPHY PRESENTATION Commissioner Selig presents trophy Lester, Pedroia on winning Series David Ortiz shares MVP with city Skipper John Farrell: 'One heck of a night'
Let the party begin
Red Sox players rush out of the dugout after the final out. Boston wins its eighth World Series title in franchise history. VIDEOS Shane Victorino: 'Focused all year long' Sox 10-1 with Jonny Gomes in playoff lineup Morosi on resilient Red Sox
What a turnaround
The Red Sox join the 1991 Minnesota Twins as the only teams to win a World Series following a last-place finish the season before. VIDEOS Sox skipper John Farrell on the title Vasgersian, Reynolds, Rollins & Pierzynski FOX Sports Live breaks down Game 6
John Lackey scatters nine hits and one walk, yielding one run over 6 2/3 innings in Boston's Game 6 clincher vs. St. Louis. The right-hander is the first pitcher to start and win a Fall Classic clincher for two different teams — he won Game 7 as a Los Angeles Angels rookie in 2002 vs. the San Francisco Giants. VIDEO Lackey: 'Fired up to be a part of this'
RBI man of the night
Shane Victorino makes it 6-0 in the fourth with this RBI single. The Red Sox right fielder finishes 2 for 3 with four RBI in the clincher. VIDEO: Victorino talks with Ken Rosenthal
Pointing the way
Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury reacts after scoring on Mike Napoli's fourth-inning single for a 5-0 Red Sox advantage. VIDEO: Ellsbury celebrates in clubhouse
Drew plays long ball
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (right) makes it 4-0 with a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the fourth.
Cleaning the bases
Boston's Jonny Gomes (right) celebrates after scoring the third run on Shane Victorino's bases-loaded double in the bottom of the third inning.
Jonny Gomes is pumped after sliding in safe for the third run on Shane Victorino's big third-inning double.
St. Louis starter Michael Wacha (52), who enters Game 4 with a 4-0 record in the playoffs, is removed with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The rookie right-hander ends up surrendering six runs on five hits and four walks. VIDEOS Cardinals manager Mike Matheny Wacha: 'Just didn't make pitches' Cardinals respond to defeat FOX Sports Live on Cards' future
No Bob Uecker?
(From left) US Secretary of State John Kerry, 'Morning Joe's' Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, and Kenny Chesney have pretty good seats for the possible World Series clincher.
Red Sox legends
Hall of Famers and Boston Red Sox greats Carlton Fisk (left) and Luis Tiant throw out the ceremonial first pitches for Game 6. They were the starting battery in the famous Game 6 of the 1975 World Series vs. the Cincinnati Reds.
The Dropkick Murphys sing the 'Star-Spangled Banner' for Game 6.
Brian Dwyer (right) entertains the crowd outside of Fenway Park as they wait to enter for Game 6.
Calm before the storm?
Red Sox pitchers (from left) Clay Buchholz, Ryan Dempster, Jon Lester and Matt Thornton stand in the outfield during batting practice before Game 6.
Need a miracle?
USAF veteran Brian Chaisson holds a sign looking for Game 6 tickets.
They got theirs!
These four Red Sox fans don't have to worry about shopping for tickets in the final hours before Game 6.
Game 5: Sox 3, Cards 1
With the two-run victory in St. Louis, Boston moves one win away from claiming a third World Series title since 2004. Jon Lester holds the Cardinals to one run — a Matt Holliday homer — over 7 2/3 innings, David Ross knocks in the go-ahead run in the seventh and Jacoby Ellsbury adds an insurance run two batters later. Closer Koji Uehara (19) retires the final four St. Louis hitters to save his second game of the Fall Classic. Recap | Awards | Rosenthal POSTGAME VIDEOS Buck, McCarver preview Game 6 Rosenthal interviews Sox skipper Jon Farrell Cardinals manager Mike Matheny
Pointing to a title?
Koji Uehara reacts after the final out of Game 5 as Boston takes a 3-2 lead back to Fenway Park. The ALCS Most Valuable Player saves his second game of the World Series and his seventh of the postseason.
Shuttin' down the Cards
Game 1 winner Jon Lester surrenders just one run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings to beat St. Louis in Game 5. The lefty, who has his 16 1/3-innings scoreless streak snapped on Matt Holliday's solo homer, finishes with seven strikeouts and zero walks in the win. VIDEO: Lester talks with Ken Rosenthal
The big hit
Catcher David Ross rips a ground-rule double down the left-field line to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh. VIDEO: Ross talks with Erin Andrews
Out at the plate!
St. Louis' Yadier Molina tags David Ross for the final out of Boston's two-run seventh inning. Ross attempts to score on Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single, which plates Stephen Drew for a 3-1 lead just before Shane Robinson's throw home to nab Ross.
Just like Game 1, St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright loses to Jon Lester in Game 5. Wainwright strikes out 10, but yielding three runs on eight hits and one walk over seven innings isn't good enough to outpitch the Red Sox ace. VIDEO: Wainwright's postgame comments
St. Louis' Matt Holliday (right) receives props for his game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the fourth inning.
He's got hops
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew snares a line drive hit by Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the top of the fourth inning.
Big Papi is on a tear
Boston scores first in Game 5 on David Ortiz's RBI double, which plates Dustin Pedroia in the top of the first inning. Ortiz is hitting .733 (11 for 15) with two homers and six RBI in the World Series after a 3-for-4, one-RBI outing on Monday night. VIDEO: Ortiz talks with Erin Andrews
Wizard of Oz
Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5. Smith played the final 15 years of his 19-year career with the Cardinals, winning the World Series in 1982.
'Oh, say, can you see ... '
Three-time Grammy Award winner Harry Connick Jr. sings the national anthem before Game 5 at Busch Stadium.
Who you cheering for?
A young Cardinals fan and a young Red Sox fan hope to get some autographs before Game 5 of the World Series in St. Louis.
Big Papi & Little Papi
Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz enjoys some time with his son D'Angelo Ortiz during batting practice before Game 5.
Bark at the Park
Sophie, a 4-year-old Pomeranian wears a Cardinals jersey for Game 5 at Busch Stadium.
Game 4: Sox 4, Cards 2
Jonny Gomes (third from left) snaps an 0-for-9 skid with a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to power Boston and even the series at 2-all. St. Louis scores first on Carlos Beltran's RBI single in the third, but Boston ties it on Stephen Drew's sacrifice fly in the fifth, and takes a 4-1 lead on Gomes' drive off of Cards reliever Seth Maness. St. Louis makes it 4-2 on Matt Carpenter's seventh-inning single and has the tying run on base in the ninth, but pinch-runner Kolten Wong is picked off first base for the final out. Recap | Awards | Rosenthal | Morosi VIDEOS Buck, McCarver preview Game 5 Karros, Kapler discuss Game 5 Rosenthal interviews Dustin Pedroia
The final out
With Carlos Beltran batting, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli raises his glove in triumph as Cardinals pinch-runner Kolten Wong is picked off at the bag to wrap up Boston's Game 4 victory. VIDEOS Wong: 'I knew I was dead ... ' Beltran on final out, set for Game 5 Rollins, Pierzynski on pickoff
In his first relief appearance in nine years, Boston's Game 2 starter John Lackey pitches a scoreless eighth, allowing only one baserunner on Xander Bogaerts' throwing error on a grounder to third base. VIDEOS: Catcher David Ross on Boston pitching Winning pitcher Felix Doubront
Second baseman Matt Carpenter cuts St. Louis' deficit to 4-2 with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.
Going, going, Gomes!
Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (center) hits a three-run homer to give Boston a 4-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning. VIDEO: Erin Andrews interviews Gomes
Here comes the heat
St. Louis Lance Lynn takes the loss, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, while striking out five. After yielding a single to Dustin Pedroia and a walk to David Ortiz, Cardinals manager lifts Lynn in the sixth right before Jonny Gomes' three-run homer. VIDEO: Lynn: 'It just didn't work out'
Boston's David Ortiz (center) reacts after scoring on Stephen Drew's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning to make it a 1-1 game. VIDEO: Ken Rosenthal interviews Big Papi
Boston starter Clay Buchholz pitches four innings, yielding one unearned run on three hits and three walks.
Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran makes it 1-0 with an RBI single in the third inning.
Hall of Famer and Cardinals icon Bob Gibson throws out the first pitch for Game 4. Gibson pitched his entire major league career with St. Louis from 1959 to '75. The two-time Cy Young winner and nine-time All-Star won World Series with the Cards in 1964 & '67 and lost one in '68. The right-hander finished with a 7-2 record and a 1.89 ERA in nine World Series starts.
Multi-platinum country vocal group Rascal Flatts sings the national anthem for Game 4 in St. Louis.
A St. Louis staple
Of course, the Budweiser Clydesdales are on hand at Busch Stadium.
Game 3: Cards 5, Red Sox 4
St. Louis' Allen Craig is tagged out by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the bottom of the ninth, but Craig is safe because third-base umpire Jim Joyce rules Boston's Will Middlebrooks obstructs Craig at third base. Earlier in the game, the visiting Red Sox rally from two-run deficits twice before losing in the ninth as the Cardinals take a 2-1 World Series lead. Recap | Awards | Rosenthal | Morosi VIDEOS Buck, McCarver on Game 3, preview Game 4 Umpire Jim Joyce explains his call Umpire John Hirschbeck, Joe Torre on call
Trying to head home on a bad throw from the plate, St. Louis' Allen Craig gets tangled with Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks in the bottom of the ninth inning. The umpires rule obstruction and Craig scores the winning run. VIDEOS Craig: 'Just trying to get home' Cards skipper Matheny after win Morosi: A lot of confusion at third
Looking for an explanation
Boston manager John Farrell (blue jacket) and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia argue the obstruction call with home-plate umpire Dana DeMuth. VIDEOS Farrell: 'Tough way to have a game end' Saltalamacchia: 'I didn't see obstruction'
The final play
Umpire Dana DeMuth signals safe as Allen Craig is down on the ground and Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia shows he made the tag.
Just out of reach
Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma is unable to field this high chopper from Boston's Xander Bogaerts, who ties the game at 4-4 in the top of the eighth.
Daniel Nava hits into a fielder's choice in the eighth inning, but it scores a run, cutting Bostton's deficit to 4-3.
St. Louis' Matt Holliday breaks a 2-2 tie with a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh. VIDEO: Postgame on-field interview
Cards in charge
Carlos Beltran (sliding) and Matt Carpenter (13) score on Matt Holliday's go-ahead double for a 4-2 St. Louis lead in the seventh inning.
Not your average Joe
St. Louis starter Joe Kelly leaves in the sixth inning, finishing with a line of 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.
Boston's Daniel Nava ties Game 3 at 2-2 with an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning.
These Cardinals fans are fired up before Game 3 as the World Series shifts to St. Louis.
X marks the spot
Boston's Xander Bogaerts slides into third base, starting the fifth inning with a triple. Three batters later, Bogaerts scores on Mike Carp's groundout to cut St. Louis' lead to 2-1.
We gotta talk this over
Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and right-hander Jake Peavy talk on the mound in the bottom off the first inning of Game 3. Peavy works just four innings, yielding two runs on six hits and a walk, while striking out four in a no-decision.
Yadier Molina, who led St. Louis with a .319 batting average during the season, makes it 2-0 with this first-inning single in Game 3. VIDEO: Postgame on-field interview
Cards score first
Matt Carpenter (right), who singles to start the bottom of the first, scores on Matt Holliday's RBI single for a 1-0 lead in Game 3.
Most Valuable toss
1985 NL MVP Willie McGee throws out the first pitch before Game 3. McGee played 13 of his 18 seasons with the Cardinals, including '85 when he led the NL with a .353 batting average, 216 hits and 18 triples. McGee went to the World Series three times with St. Louis, winning in 1982 vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, and losing in '85 to the Kansas City Royals and '87 to the Minnesota Twins.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Colbie Caillat performs the national anthem before Game 3 at Busch Stadium.
Get your programs, here!
A vendor works his designated booth before Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium.
Game 2: Cards 4, Red Sox 2
St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and closer Trevor Rosenthal hug after Boston's Daniel Nava strikes out to the end the game at Fenway Park. The Cards score first on a Molina RBI groundout in the fourth, but the Sox take a short-lived lead on David Ortiz's two-run homer in the sixth. However, a three-run St. Louis seventh — helped by two Boston errors — allow the NL champs to tie the Series at 1. Recap | Awards | Rosenthal VIDEOS Buck, McCarver on Game 2, preview Game 3 Morosi: Cardinals grab momentum Andrews interviews Cards closer Rosenthal
St. Louis' Michael Wacha improves to 4-0 in October, scattering three hits and four walks over six innings in the Game 2 win. Before allowing a two-run homer to David Ortiz in the sixth, the 22-year-old Wacha pitches a rookie single-postseason record of 19 consecutive scoreless innings. The Texas A&M product finishes with six K's in the victory. VIDEOS Ken Rosenthal interviews Wacha Ken Rosenthal interviews Molina
Boston right-hander John Lackey takes the loss in a solid effort. Lackey strikes out six, but yields three runs on five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. VIDEO: Skipper John Farrell after loss
Can't keep a good man down
St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran, who left Game 1 with a rib injury, goes 2 for 4 in Game 2 and drives in the third run of the seventh inning with an RBI single for a 4-2 Cardinals lead. VIDEO: Beltran wasn't going to sit out
Cards take the lead
Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay (19) scores the go-ahead and eventual winning run on an errant throw by Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow (left) in the seventh inning.
Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma scores the tying run on Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning of Game 2.
Boston's David Ortiz hits a two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.
The homer ties David Ortiz with Jim Thome for seventh on the all-time postseason list with 17.
St. Louis' Matt Holiday scores the first run of Game 2 on a Yadier Molina groundout in the fourth inning.
Members of the 2004 Red Sox World Series champs, including Pedro Martinez (second from right) are on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Game 2 at Fenway Park.
'You've Got a Friend'
James Taylor sings the national anthem at Fenway Park before Game 2.
The greatest closer of all time Mariano Rivera, who retired at the end of the season, receives the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park. The award recognizes contributions of historical significance in Major League Baseball. VIDEO: Rivera: 'Means a lot to me'
Dressed for success?
Guess which team this fan is cheering for in Game 2 of the World Series.
Game 1: Red Sox 8, Cards 1
Boston takes the opener at Fenway Park. The Red Sox score three in the first after the Cardinals botch a double-play ball, add two runs in the second, two in the seventh on a David Ortiz homer and one final run in the eighth. The Cardinals don't score until Matt Holliday's homer over the Green Monster in the ninth. Recap | Awards | Rosenthal VIDEOS Buck, McCarver on Game 1, preview Game 2 FOX Sports Live recaps Game 1
Big Papi loves the big stage
Boston's David Ortiz waves to the Fenway Park crowd during a curtain call after hitting a two-run homer for a 7-0 lead in the seventh inning.
Jon Lester (right) chats with catcher David Ross in the fourth inning. Lester picks up the win, tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings of five-hit ball with eight strikeouts. VIDEOS Postgame news conference 'We want to make Boston proud'
Starter Adam Wainwright yields five runs — three earned — over five innings in the Cardinals loss. VIDEO: Postgame interview
Catch of the Series
Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran robs a grand slam off the bat of David Ortiz in the bottom of the second ... but Beltran injures his ribs, exits the game an out later and is taken to a local hospital for X-rays, which are negative. Beltran's catch turns into a sacrifice fly as Boston grabs a 5-0 lead. VIDEO: Jon Paul Morosi on injury
Bad News Bears?
St. Louis' Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina allow Stephen Drew's pop up to fall between them to start the bottom of the second inning. Drew is credited with a single and scores four batters later for a 4-0 Red Sox lead.
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli rips a three-run double in the bottom of the first inning for a 3-0 lead. VIDEO: Postgame on-field interview
On the play before Mike Napoli's three-run double, St. Louis shorstop Pete Kozma drops the ball on a possible double-play as Boston's Dustin Pedroia slides into second in the bottom of the first inning of Game 1. Pedroia is originally called out ... VIDEO: Pedroia talks about play and more
Pleading his case
... but Boston skipper John Farrell argues the out call with second-base umpire Dana DeMuth.
Let's figure this out
St. Louis second baseman Matt Carpenter awaits the umpire's decision on the Dustin Pedroia out call.
That's a switch
The umpires reverse the out call on Dustin Pedroia, which brings St. Louis Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny out of the dugout to argue. POSTGAME VIDEOS Skippers discuss play Matheny's news conference
Actor Matt Damon enjoys his view at Fenway Park for Game 1.
Red Sox fan and 'Mad Men' actor John Slattery is also on hand for the opener.
Triple Crown toss
Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the opener.
Former Red Sox pitcher and fan favorite Luis Tiant points to something before Game 1. Tiant, who won two of his three starts in the 1975 World Series vs. Cincinnati, pitched eight seasons for Boston from 1971-78 during his 19-year career.
Mary J. Blige sings the national anthem before Game 1.
Sign says it all
Military personal walk onto the Fenway Park field before Game 1.
Let's do this!
Boston manager John Farrell and St. Louis manager Mike Matheny shake hands before Game 1.
Big Papi is ready
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (left) greets his teammates during Game 1 introductions.
Anything growing in there?
Boston's Ryan Dempster (center) tugs Jonny Gomes' beard during batting practice before Game 1.
What's up, buddy?
Boston's David Ortiz (right) chats with St. Louis' Carlos Beltran before the start of the World Series opener.
Get your swag, here!
A vendor outside Fenway Park hawks his World Series goods before Game 1.
Two fans are ready to go to battle with their respective teams as the World Series opens at Fenway Park.
Who's that bearded man?
The Carl Yastrzemski statue outside Fenway Park dons a red beard before the World Series opener.
Like father, like son
Red Sox fans Hayden Moses (left) and Brian Moses (right) watch warmups before Game 1.