Cardinals Lose 4-2 to Red Sox, Split World Series 2-2

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David Ortiz had three hits to earn a game grade of 100.5 (A+) as the Cardinals lost to Boston, 4-2. St. Louis posted a batting average of .182 and a wOBA of .223. On the season they have a .277 batting average and .341 wOBA.

The Cardinals got on the board first in the bottom of the third when Carlos Beltran hit a single off starter Clay Buchholz, driving in Matt Carpenter. With the game tied at 1-1 in the top of the sixth, the Red Sox went on top to stay when Jonny Gomes took Seth Maness deep to drive in Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia.

Lance Lynn worked 5 2/3 innings to earn his second loss in the playoffs after he allowed three runs on three hits with five strikeouts and three walks. In the win, Felix Doubront (1-0) gave up one run on one hit with three strikeouts and no walks over 2 2/3 innings. Carpenter had standout at-bats for the Cardinals, going 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI. Ortiz was 3 for 3 with a double, two runs, and a walk in the win.

With the loss, the Cardinals fall into a tie in the series at two games apiece. The Cardinals will go up against the Red Sox Monday in Game 5 of the World Series at Busch Stadium at 7:07 PM CDT.


Red Sox Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 100.5 D. Ortiz 1B 3 3 2 0 0 1 0
A 95.3 J. Gomes LF 2 1 1 1 3 2 0
B 83.4 X. Bogaerts 3B 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
C 73.7 D. Pedroia 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2
C- 71.0 M. Carp PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 70.0 M. Napoli 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 66.0 S. Drew SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
D 62.0 D. Nava RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- 61.0 J. Ellsbury CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- 60.0 D. Ross C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2


Cardinals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 97.5 S. Robinson PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
A 92.0 A. Craig PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
B+ 88.8 M. Carpenter 2B 5 2 1 0 1 0 1
B 86.4 C. Beltran RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 0
B 84.8 J. Jay CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
B 84.1 Y. Molina C 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D 65.0 D. Descalso SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
D- 61.0 M. Adams 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 61.0 D. Freese 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 61.0 M. Holliday LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Red Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 95.5 J. Lackey 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 17
A 94.8 J. Tazawa 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 2
B+ 89.0 K. Uehara 1.0 0.00 1.00 1 0 0 13
B+ 88.3 F. Doubront 2.2 3.38 0.38 1 3 0 32
B 86.3 C. Buchholz 4.0 0.00 1.50 3 2 3 66
F 55.0 C. Breslow 0.0 1 0 1 8


Cardinals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 93.7 R. Choate 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 3
A- 91.3 J. Axford 1.1 0.00 0.75 0 2 1 30
B 84.2 K. Siegrist 0.2 0.00 1.50 1 0 0 7
B- 80.7 L. Lynn 5.2 4.76 1.06 3 5 3 89
D 62.8 S. Maness 1.0 9.00 2.00 2 1 0 18