8:00 PM ET, October 28, 2007
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
• Summary: The Red Sox won their second World Series crown in four years, sweeping the Rockies with a 4-3 win in Game 4.
• Game 4 hero: Making his first career World Series start, Jon Lester tossed shutout ball into the sixth inning and gave up just three hits along the way.
• Series hero: Third baseman Mike Lowell took MVP honors. Lowell homered, doubled and scored two runs in Game 4. He hit .400 in the Series with four RBIs, three walks and a team-high six runs.
• Figure this: After battling back from a 3-1 deficit against Cleveland in the AL Championship Series, Boston won seven straight games to earn the seventh championship in franchise history.
• Quotable: "It doesn't get old." -- Sox manager Terry Francona on his second World Series title
-- ESPN.com news services
Red Sox 4, Rockies 3
|Jon Lester has come a long way in a very short time. Last year at this time, the Red Sox hurler was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. On Sunday, Lester became just the third pitcher in MLB history to win the deciding game of a World Series in his first career postseason start.|
|2007||Jon Lester||Red Sox|
Red Sox starting pitchers won all four games of the World Series. Since divisional play in 1969, only four teams' starting pitchers won all four games of the World Series.
|2007||Red Sox||Won in 4|
|1995||Braves||Won in 6|
|1989||A's||Won in 4|
|1969||Mets||Won in 5|
Francona is the first manager to start 8-0 in the Series. ... The Red Sox finished with 18 doubles, one off the Series record by the 1946 Cardinals and 1910 Philadelphia Athletics. ... The sweep meant no split decision for Denver sports fans. They can give their full attention to the Broncos, home Monday night against Brett Favre and Green Bay.
|1st||D Ortiz singled to right, J Ellsbury scored.||1||0|
|5th||J Varitek singled to right, M Lowell scored.||2||0|
|7th||M Lowell homered to left.||3||0|
|7th||B Hawpe homered to right.||3||1|
|8th||B Kielty homered to left.||4||1|
|8th||G Atkins homered to left, T Helton scored.||4||3|
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|Stadium||Coors Field, Denver, CO|
|Attendance||50,041 (99.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||68 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Chuck Meriwether, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Ed Montague|