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World Series 2013: David Ortiz wins MVP

  • BOSTON — Most Valuable Papi.David Ortiz walked off as the World Series MVP on Wednesday night, capping a dominant week in which he spurred the Boston Red Sox over St. Louis with a mix of power, patience and a most timely pep talk. MORE: Recap | Box score | Photos: Top Series images | Fans celebrateOrtiz hoisted reliever Koji Uehara over his shoulder after the final out of a 6-1 win, then Big Papi raised the gleaming gold trophy in his crowning achievement. "I know I'm one of the forces for this ballgame and I like to take things personal," he said. "And that's been my whole career, a challenge.""I wasn't trying to be the guy, but I know I got to get something done to keep the line moving," he said. "I don't even have to do anything today, I guess, the rest of the team took over."Now a three-time champion, Ortiz is the last link to the Red Sox team that swept the Cardinals in 2004 and ended an 86-year title drought.After a while, the Cardinals simply gave up trying to stop him. Ortiz walked four times — three of them intentional — in the 6-1 win Wednesday night in Game 6 that clinched the championship.When Ortiz came to the plate for the last time, in the eighth inning with the outcome safely in hand, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina stood up and spoke to him in the batter's box. Molina softly patted Ortiz twice on the side, too.Well done, pal.Ortiz watched four more wide ones and trotted to first base, having piled up totals that not even slow-pitch softball player[......]

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    Yadier Molina nails Nori Aoki in head on throw back to mound

  • On Thursday night, the Royals squared off against the Cardinals in interleague play, and St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina accidentally drilled 夜网论坛Kansas City's Norichika Aoki in the head as he attempted to throw the ball back to the pitcher. Aoki was not injured on the play which is good.It might not seem like Molina is throwing hard, but well, getting hit in the ear hole from two feet away always hurts.[......]

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