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Baseball

Red sox 3, Cardinals 1

Red Sox one win from World Series title

Jon Lester, David Ross power Boston in Game 5

ST. LOUIS — Jon Lester walked slowly off the mound with two out in the eighth inning Monday night, his job done in Game 5 of the World Series. As he reached the top step of the dugout at Busch Stadium, the big lefthander was enveloped by grateful teammates.

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