Red Sox keep working ahead of game 6
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Red Sox might be one win away from clinching the World Series, but the players aren’t relaxing.
"Our expectations were high, we definitely wanted to make the playoffs and once you get into the playoffs you don’t know what can happen after that point," Sox pitcher John Lackey said.
The team knows nothing has come easy in this series and nothing is going to come easy, even at home in Fenway Park.
"We know there's a lot of work left to do. That's a really good ball team over there. They do the same thing. They're not giving up. They're not giving away at bats. They've got a really good pitcher that will be on the mound in two days. And we're going to have our work cut out for us," Sox catcher David Ross said.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia was with the team in 2007 when the Sox won their last championship, but he said the Cardinals will keep bringing the heat.
"We put ourselves in a position; we’ve still got to come out one pitch at a time. You know they have a great team, great pitching staff, you know they play the game the right way so, you know we're still grinding," Pedroia said.
In order for the Cardinals to win the series this year and clinch their third championship in 10 years they will need to win back to back games in Fenway Park.
"Oour guys have been backed up against the wall before, and this is something that isn't foreign to them. They know what we have to do. We just play our game,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.