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Lester pitches Red Sox to brink of World Series win

PITCHING DREAM TEAM:Closer Koji Uehara, who on Sunday became the first Japanese-born pitcher ever to register a World Series save, did it again on Monday

Reuters, ST LOUIS, Missouri

St Louis manager Mike Matheny said Boston used the same winning formula as before.

“He [Boston’s Lester] threw the ball extremely well,” Matheny said. “It came down to a big hit. They got the big hit when they needed it and we couldn’t put much together. He was the same pitcher that we saw last time. Couldn’t get much going. He kept us down.”

“You know, our guys have been backed up against the wall before and this is something that isn’t foreign to them,” he said. “They know what we have to do. We just play our game. If we go about it the right way, we’ll be right where we want to be.”

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