Chess Match: Boston nears checkmate
Red Sox gain 3-0 advantage with two big innings
DENVER -- The switch to the National League ballpark certainly didn't rein in the World Series offenses at all, but it did up the degree of difficulty for the managers. Here's how some of the pivotal tactical moments unfolded.Playing for one, getting a lot more
The situation: Jacoby Ellsbury leads off the third inning with a double, bringing up No. 2 hitter Dustin Pedroia in a scoreless game.
The situation: Entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Red Sox hold a 6-0 lead.
The situation: Boston leads by four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Mike Timlin has struggled, barely getting out of the sixth before allowing two hits to open the seventh. Matt Holliday is the hitter for Colorado.
Matthew Leach is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.