World Series 2013: David Ortiz doubles in first RBI of Game 5 (GIF)

Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz hits a RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning during game five of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 of the 2013 World Series didn’t start so well for Adam Wainwright. Game 5 isn’t starting much better as David Ortiz greeted the 19-game winner with an RBI double in the first inning, giving the Red Sox a one-run advantage.

After second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit a hanging curveball just moments earlier, Ortiz (who is now 9 for 12 in the Fall Classic) hit a screaming rocket down the first base line, past Allen Craig.

Craig, who was a late addition to the lineup has been dealing with a foot injury, though I’m not sure even a healthy defender could have got a glove on that ball.

The RBI was Ortiz’s sixth of the series, though, if not for Carlos Beltran he would have a handful more as it was Beltran who stole a would-be grand slam in Game 1.

Ortiz historically is one of the best postsesason players of all-time, a trend that has continued during the 2013 playoffs.

H/T SB Nation

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