In a series that saw a bit of everything, the Sox pounded Cardinals starter Michael Wacha for six runs over 3.2 innings. Wacha faded early as his pitches did not have the same bite they did in Game 2. Wacha ended up walking four, striking out five.
Lackey scattered nine hits and a walk over 6.2. After walking Matt Holliday in the seventh, the Fenway faithful gave him a thunderous standing ovation as John Farrell came back to remove him. In the ultimate gesture of respect, Lackey finally tipped his cap to the very fans that jeered him two years before.
Koji Uehara threw a perfect ninth to close it out and David Ortiz was named the MVP.
An amazing season. An amazing series and an amazing conclusion.
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