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Game 5 podcast: It's three down, one to go for Red Sox

Red Sox catcher David Ross gives it up to Jon Lester as the Boston pitcher is relieved in the eighth inning. (Getty Images)

By Mike Harrington

ST. LOUIS -- David Ortiz and David Ross at the plate, Jon Lester on the mound. That's really all you need to know about Game Five of the World Series, a 3-1 win for the Boston Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals that puts them one win away from another championship.

With a 3-2 lead in the series, the Red Sox have two chances to grab a title in front of the Fenway faithful for the first time since 1918. Their first one is Wednesday night with John Lackey on the mound against Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha. Lackey, remember, won Game Seven for the Anaheim Angels in 2002 against San Francisco.

Click below to hear my audio report on Game Five with my thoughts on Ortiz, Lester and how another title could play into the legacy of Ortiz and the Red Sox franchise as a whole.

This could be one pretty epic night in Boston coming up.

Mike Harrington on Game Five

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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