BOSTON -- Ted Williams never did it. Not Carl Yastrzemski. Not Carlton Fisk. Not even Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, who ended The Curse nearly a decade ago but did it on the road.
ST. LOUIS -- Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship.
Now, this bearded band goes back to Fenway Park just one win away.
Jon Lester gave the Boston Red Sox a one-game lead in his first start of the World Series. He's in a position to do it again in his second.
Michael Wacha and John Lackey have taken much different paths to the Fenway Park mound for Thursday night's Game 2 of the World Series, but the magnitude of the moment isn't lost on either of them