This time it was St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright who felt the sting of a Red Sox lineup that has beaten some of baseball’s best pitchers during the post season.
Wainwright was nasty, striking out 10 over seven innings in Game 5 of the World Series Monday night in St. Louis. But the Sox, as has become their custom, were nastier when they needed to be.
With Wainwright and Sox ace Jon Lester deadlocked, 1-1, in the seventh, David Ross smacked a ground-rule double to left, scoring Xander Bogaerts with the decisive run in Boston’s 3-1 victory.
Consider the roll call of elite pitchers the Sox have overcome this month on their march to the threshold of baseball nirvana: Tampa Bay’s David Price and Matt Moore; Detroit’s Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander; and St. Louis’s Wainwright. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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