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Cardinals Best Red Sox 4-2, Tie World Series 1-1

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Trevor Rosenthal struck out three in relief as St. Louis stopped Boston, 4-2. The Cardinals pitching staff struckout a combined 12 batters in the win. Boston posted just a .129 batting average and .225 wOBA.

The Red Sox, behind 1-0, took the lead in the bottom of the sixth when David Ortiz drove in Dustin Pedroia with a two-run shot off starter Michael Wacha. The Cardinals grabbed the lead for good in the top of the seventh when Jon Jay and Pete Kozma scored on a sacrifice fly. Batting next, Carlos Beltran hit a single to drive in Daniel Descalso to make it 4-2 and force Craig Breslow from the game.

Wacha went six innings to earn his fourth win in these playoffs after he gave up two runs on three hits with six strikeouts and four walks. Rosenthal got his fourth save of the postseason after one inning of work striking out three and walking no one. John Lackey (2-1) was charged with the loss after allowing three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and two walks. Beltran was terrific at the plate for the Cardinals, going 2 for 4 with an RBI. Ortiz finished 2 for 3 with a home run, a run, two RBIs, and a walk in the loss.

The Cardinals even the World Series at one game apiece. Saturday, the Cardinals will face the Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium at 7:07 PM CDT.


Cardinals Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A-90.0C. BeltranRF4200100
B84.4A. CraigDH3100011
B84.2M. HollidayLF4110002
C76.9D. Freese3B2000011
C76.7J. JayCF4110000
C75.7Y. MolinaC4100100
C74.7M. Adams1B4100000
C74.0D. DescalsoSS3010011
C73.0P. KozmaPR1010000
D-61.0M. Carpenter2B4000101

Red Sox Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A+97.9D. OrtizDH3211210
B85.5D. Pedroia2B3110012
C74.7J. EllsburyCF4100000
C73.0M. Napoli1B3000011
C-71.0J. SaltalamacC3000012
C-70.0D. NavaPH1000001
D64.0S. DrewSS3000001
D63.0X. Bogaerts3B3000002
D-61.0J. GomesLF4000001
D-60.0S. VictorinoRF4000002

Cardinals Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A+97.8T. Rosenthal1.00.000.0003011
A95.6C. Martinez2.00.000.5013024
B85.8M. Wacha6.03.001.17364114

Red Sox Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A94.4K. Uehara1.00.000.0000010
A93.7J. Tazawa0.10.000.000004
B+87.8B. Workman1.00.001.0010011
B82.7J. Lackey6.14.261.1156295
C74.5C. Breslow0.10.006.0010113

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