Boston, USA — The Boston Red Sox won the World Series with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday night.
It was the third World Series title in the last 10 years for the Red Sox, and the first time they have won the clinching game at historic Fenway Park since 1918.
The Red Sox finished in last place in their division last year, but completely turned things around this season.
David Ortiz was named Most Valuable Player for the series, hitting a sizzling .688 for the six games, with an on-base-percentage of .760. Ortiz was also walked 8 times in the series, including 4 times in Game 6.
John Lackey was the winning pitcher in Game 6, giving up just 1 run in 6.2 innings.
Shane Victorino hit a 3-run double in the 3rd inning, giving Boston a 3-0 lead. He knocked in another run in the 4th.
Stephen Drew hit a home run in the 4th to break out of a long postseason slump.
Boston closer Koji Uehara got the final three outs in the 9th, and the Fenway crowd began the long-awaited celebration.