Shane Victorino hit a bases-clearing double with two outs in the bottom of the third inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 3-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday.
Cardinals starter Michael Wacha loaded the bases by plunking Jonny Gomes with two outs after surrendering a lead-off single to Jacoby Ellsbury and intentionally walking David Ortiz, who now has a .773 on-base percentage in the series after walking twice. Wacha then fell behind Victorino, 2-0, and with nowhere to put him, left a 2-1 fastball over the middle of the plate.
Victorino came only a few feet away from hitting his second iconic grand slam of the postseason. Gomes scored the third run with a nifty slide eluding Yadier Molina at the plate.
Wacha has walked three and allowed three hits. He has four strikeouts. Red Sox starter John Lackey has a pair of strikeouts while allowing three hits through three scoreless innings.