John Lester is making a strong case for World Series MVP with two sterling performances, putting the Boston Red Sox on the brink of a world championship with a 3-1 victory tonight.
If the Red Sox win the World Series, this will be the first victory on their home field (Fenway Park) since 1918.
The World Series was marked by huge mistakes from these usually fundamentally sound clubs. All four prior games were decided by miscues. Game Five was well played as we’d expect and packed with tension. No matter who wins the World Series, the team is deserving. Both teams have fought hard.