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The Colorado mojo is fading, and the Boston mystique growing.

The Red Sox extended their World Series lead to 2-nil with a 2-1 win last night that was highlighted by Curt Schilling's 11th postseason victory. The 40-year-old gritted his teeth for just a shade over five innings, holding the Rockies to one run on four hits. It wasn't always pretty. The Rockies had runners in scoring position in three of the six innings that Schilling worked, but it was an effective performance that gave the Red Sox exactly what they needed to hand a lead to an overpowering bullpen.

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The Rockies aren't dead yet. They now go back home, where a crazed fan base will be waiting and, perhaps, the switch to National League rules will work in their favor. Meanwhile, as ESPN's Jason Stark pointed out, Schilling added to a substantial postseason resume that includes an 11-2 record -- 4-1 in the World Series -- with a 2.23 ERA. And while last night's game wasn't nearly as dramatic as the famous Bloody Sock episode a few years ago, it still said volumes about Schilling's determination when the stakes are at their highest.

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