World Series 2013: Recapping Most Memorable Moments from MLB Championship
The Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series champions, capping what was one of the most exciting endings in recent years thanks to a number of thrilling moments.
Game 6 wasn't much of a contest, as the Red Sox cruised to a series-clinching 6-1 win. Shane Victorino was huge, driving in four runs in the win. John Lackey had a great night on the mound, going 6.2 innings and allowing just one earned run.
There were some very memorable moments from this World Series, so let's look back at the plays we will never forget from these six games.
The Critical Throwing Error
The Cardinals were down 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning of Game 2, but that quickly changed on one of the stranger plays (but certainly not the strangest) of the series.
Matt Carpenter was able to hit a sacrifice fly to left field, with Pete Kozma coming into to tie things up. It could have ended there, but a missed throw to third base allowed Jon Jay to score the go-ahead run.
Carlos Beltran added another run on an RBI single, but the damage had already been done. The Cardinals went on to win the game and tie the series at 1-1, but things got even wilder in the next game.
The Interference Call
There were so many great plays throughout Game 3, but it will only be remembered for what happened in the bottom of the ninth inning.
After the Cardinals went up 2-0 in the first, the Red Sox were able to score a run in both the fifth and sixth innings to tie things up. Matt Holliday then drove in two runs on an RBI double in the seventh, but Boston came back with another two runs in the eighth inning to tie things once again.
Then perhaps the craziest play in World Series history happened.
Jay grounded into a fielder's choice, with Yadier Molina getting thrown out at home. The Red Sox had yet another ball fly by the third baseman, but it appeared that they were able to get Allen Craig out at home plate.
Instead, third base umpire Jim Joyce didn't hesitate in calling Craig safe on an obstruction call. Will Middlebrooks had gotten in Craig's way as he ran home, and it resulted in an incredible walk-off.
The Red Sox went down 2-1 in the series, but they weren't going away.
The Walk-Off Pickoff
Jonny Gomes was the deciding factor in Game 4 with a big three-run home run to put the Red Sox up 4-1 in the game.
Again, it seemed like everything else was overshadowed by a wild ending in the bottom of the ninth inning, only this time Boston was able to come away with the win.
Koji Uehara, who had an absolutely incredible World Series run, came up with a brilliant play to end the game, picking off rookie pinch-runner Kolten Wong, ending the game out of nowhere.
It was the first World Series game to ever end on a pickoff, and all of a sudden the Red Sox tied the series up at 2-2.
Everyone will remember the insane endings, the home runs and the huge plays. However, the Boston players and fans will never forget the celebration after Uehara was able to strike out Matt Carpenter.
This was the first time since 1918 that the Red Sox were able to win the World Series at Fenway Park, and the crowd was loud and intense before, during and after the game.
David Ortiz was named the World Series MVP after an absolutely incredible run. As you can see from this tweet by SportsCenter, the numbers for Ortiz say it all.
¡Felicidades Big Papi! David Ortiz wins MVP after remarkable World Series, hitting .688, 2 HR, 2 2B, 7 R, 6 RBI, 8 BB pic.twitter.com/E1Yw7lEswT— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 31, 2013
The Red Sox turned it around after being one of the worst teams in baseball last season. Now, they're World Series champs and will be enjoying every moment of the festivities.
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