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The Kids Are Alright Rookies Win It For Red Sox Rock Rockies 10-5

The Boston Red Sox have quite an impressive array of prestigious veteran players. David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Curt Schilling are legendary name in MLB. But the reason Boston won game three of the 2007 World Series Saturday night and find themselves leading the Colorado Rockies 3-0 was due to the rookies. On the offensive end it was Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, and on the pitching end it was Daisuke Matsuzaka, with second year closer Jonathan Papelbon coming in to put it away as Boston beat Colorado 10-5. Boston now finds themselves one victory away from their second World Series title in four years after an infamous 86 year drought.

Game One was a blowout, Game Two was a pitcher's duel, Game Three was a rollercoaster. Boston broke open a scoreless tie as they beat up Colorado starter Josh Fogg scoring six runs in the top of the third. Dice-K for five and a third innings had the Rockies completely confused, but left the game in the sixth after allowing two runs. Javier Lopez came in and gave up back to back singles and he was lifted for Mike Timlin. Timlin got out of the inning unscathed, but was not as lucky in the following frame. Timlin gave up back to back singles to Kaz Matsui and Troy Tulokowski, and was replaced with Hideki Okajima to face Matt Holliday. Holliday with one swing of the bat made it a one run game as he hit a three run blast off Okajima to make it a 6-5 game in the bottom of the seventh and nobody out. Okajima would then give up a single to Todd Helton but then got the next 3 batters in order, as Boston escaped with a 6-5 lead.

Boston took over again in the top of the eighth as Jacoby Ellsbury who was only the third MLB rookie in World Series to have four hits in a game, had a RBI and fellow rookie Dustin Pedroia drove home two more runs to put Boston back on top 9-5. Mike Lowell added a run in the top of the ninth. Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon came in to get the last out in the eighth, and closed it out for a 10-5 win. Ellsbury, Pedroia, and Matsuzaka each had 2 RBI for Boston.
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