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Monday, October 18, 2004

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Red Sox Stay Alive with Epic 14th-Inning Win

BOSTON (Reuters) - David Ortiz drove in three runs, including the game winner in the bottom of the 14th inning, to lead Boston to a rallying 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees which kept the Red Sox's postseason hopes alive Monday.

Ortiz's shot to center field off Esteban Loaiza in the 14th scored Johnny Damon and sent the American League Championship Series back to New York for Game Six Tuesday with the Yankees up 3-2.

At nearly six hours, Game Five was the longest encounter in postseason history.

The Red Sox have now seized two straight come-from-behind victories in extra innings after dropping the first three games of the series.


Astros Take 3-2 Series Lead on Kent Homer

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Jeff Kent's three-run homer in the ninth inning gave Houston a 3-0 win over the St Louis Cardinals Monday to move the Astros within one game of reaching the World Series for the first time in team history.

The victory was the third straight for the Astros and put them up 3-2 in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series


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