For the third time in the last 10 years, the Boston Red Sox are on top of the baseball world.
Wednesday night the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1, winning the World Series 4 games to 2. It's the first time Boston has won the World Series at home since 1918.
Shane Victorino drove in four runs and John Lackey pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning as the Red Sox clinched a crown on their own field.
Victorino hit a three-run double in the third inning, and singled in another run as part of a three-run fourth.
Stephen Drew led off the fourth with a home run, and Mike Napoli made it 5-0 with a run-scoring single.
Lackey gave up a run in six-and-two-third innings to become the first pitcher to start and win a World Series clincher for two different teams, having led the Angels past Barry Bonds and the Giants in Game 7 in 2002 as a rookie.
David Ortiz walked off with the World Series MVP prize. It was the crowning achievement in the career of Big Papi, now a three-time champion and the last link to the 2004 sweep over the Cardinals that ended an 86-year title drought.
After a while, the Cardinals simply gave up trying to get him out. Ortiz walked four times (three of them intentional) in the 6-1 win Wednesday night in Game 6 that clinched the championship.
When Ortiz came to the plate for the last time, in the eighth inning with the outcome safely in hand, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina stood up and spoke to him in the batter's box. Molina softly patted Ortiz twice on the side, too. Well done, pal.
Ortiz then watched four more wide ones and trotted to first base, having piled up totals that not even slow-pitch softball players dream about: He reached base a whopping 19 times in 25 plate appearances.
The sellout crowd at Fenway Park broke into thunderous chants of ``MVP! MVP!'' each time Ortiz batted. Quite a turnaround for the 37-year-old slugger who badly slumped in the AL championship.