David Ross's RBI double in Game 5
After tying the series with a win in Game 4, the Red Sox were looking to seize control knowing that Game 5 would be the last game they played away from Fenway Park. The Cardinals’ Matt Holliday tied the game with a solo home run in the fourth, and it remained 1-1 through six innings. In the top of the seventh, rookie third baseman Xander Bogaerts singled with one out and Stephen Drew walked to move Bogaerts to second, bringing up catcher David Ross.
Playing more for his defense and rapport with pitcher Jon Lester, Ross fell behind pitcher Adam Wainwright, 1-and-2, but then pulled a hard hit that just landed in fair territory down the left-field line. The ball bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double, scoring Bogaerts and moving Drew to third. Drew would score on a single by Jacoby Ellsbury, and Ross would guide the pitching staff to a 3-1 win that gave the Red Sox a 3-2 series lead and a chance to clinch the World Series at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918.