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Red Sox startle Cardinals in Game 6

Cinderella tries on the slipper as Boston forces a decisive game

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, Abe Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, Hector and Achilles -- all great duels of the past -- and now Jim Lonborg of the Red Sox and Bob Gibson of the Cardinals.

The scene: Fenway Park. The time: 1 o’clock. It is the final game of the World Series, tied at three games apiece after the Red Sox drilled four homers while eight pitchers were unable to stop them. The final score was 8 to 4, and once the last out was made, the cry started:

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