BOSTON (AP) — Shane Victorino drove in four runs, Stephen Drew homered and John Lackey took a shutout into the seventh as the Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis 6-1 for their third World Series crown in 10 seasons. Victorino had been 0-for-10 in the series before hitting a three-run double in the third and an RBI single in the fourth. Lackey allowed nine hits but just one run over 6 2/3 innings.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is the World Series MVP after hitting .688 with a .760 on-base percentage, two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored. He scored twice in last night’s clincher and was 0-for-1 with four walks, three of those intentional. Ortiz is the only player to be part of the Red Sox’s last three World Series wins.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four-time NBA scoring champion Allen Iverson formally retired yesterday, over three years after playing his final game for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 6-foot, 165-pound guard also played for Denver, Detroit and Memphis over a 14-year career that has him 19th on the career scoring list with 24,368 points.
CINCINNATI — The Bengals have put safety Taylor Mays on injured reserve with a dislocated right shoulder, ending his season. Mays hurt the shoulder while making a tackle on the final play in the first half of a 49-9 win over the Jets on Sunday. The Bengals suffered several significant injuries, leaving them short-handed for their game Thursday at Miami.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) has surrendered to Denver police on an arrest warrant on charges of kidnapping and third-degree assault in what authorities are calling a domestic violence incident. Police have released few details about the case and declined to elaborate during a news conference yesterday, other than to say it involved someone who Varlamov was in an intimate relationship with.