VIDEO: Matt Holliday takes Lester deep to tie World Series Game 5

The Red Sox jumped out to 1-0 lead in the first inning of World Series Game 5 thanks to back-to-back doubles by Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz, but the Cardinals managed to tie the game a few innings later. Matt Holliday took Jon Lester deep out to dead center field in the fourth:

Man, Holliday is so strong. I think he's one of the most underappreciated great hitters of his generation.

Carlos Beltran followed the homer with a loud fly ball out to the warning track. The next batter, Yadier Molina, lined out to short thanks to a great Stephen Drew jumping catch. Those three batters hit the ball very hard, but Holliday was the only one with something to show for it.

CBS Sports Writer

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Shop
MLB Nike Gear
Our Latest Stories