Cardinals Stun Red Sox 5-4 with Walk-Off, Lead World Series 2-1

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Joe Kelly gave up just two hits over 5 1/3 innings and Trevor Rosenthal struck out two in relief as St. Louis downed Boston, 5-4. Four different Cardinals had at least two hits in the victory. Boston finished with a .188 batting average and a .242 wOBA.

With the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and the Cardinals up to bat, Carlos Beltran and Matt Carpenter came home on a double by Matt Holliday off reliever Junichi Tazawa. The Cardinals finished it in the bottom of the ninth it when Allen Craig came home on a fielder's choice.

Kelly got the no-decision after he surrendered two runs on two hits with six strikeouts and three walks. After 1 2/3 innings of work, Rosenthal got his first win in relief in these playoffs giving up one hit, striking out two and walking no one. Brandon Workman (0-1), who gave up one run on two hits with one strikeout and one walk over 1 1/3 innings, received the loss. Yadier Molina led the way in the batter's box for the Cardinals, going 3 for 4 with an RBI and a walk. Holliday also contributed, going 2 for 5 with a double, a run, and three RBIs. Xander Bogaerts was 2 for 4 with a triple, a run, and an RBI in the loss.

The Cardinals snatch a one-game lead in the series. The Cardinals will continue the series with the Red Sox on Sunday in Game 4 of the World Series at Busch Stadium at 7:15 PM CDT.


Red Sox Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 93.2 X. Bogaerts 3B 4 2 1 0 1 0 0
B 86.9 S. Victorino RF 2 0 2 0 0 1 0
B 85.8 J. Ellsbury CF 5 2 1 0 0 0 2
B 85.4 D. Ortiz 1B 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
C 75.7 D. Nava LF 4 1 0 0 2 0 1
C 72.0 M. Carp PH 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
C 72.0 J. Saltalamac C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
C- 71.0 J. Gomes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D 66.0 W. Middlebroo PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 66.0 S. Drew SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
D 62.0 D. Pedroia 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0


Cardinals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 97.5 A. Craig PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
A 93.2 Y. Molina C 4 3 0 0 1 1 1
A 93.0 K. Wong 2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A 92.7 M. Holliday LF 5 2 1 0 3 0 0
B+ 89.8 M. Carpenter 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 0
B 85.7 M. Adams 1B 5 2 0 0 0 0 3
B 84.8 D. Freese 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
C 76.4 C. Beltran RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 1
C- 71.0 J. Jay CF 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 S. Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- 61.0 P. Kozma SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Red Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
B+ 88.9 F. Doubront 2.0 0.00 1.00 1 0 1 25
B 82.7 J. Tazawa 1.0 0.00 2.00 1 2 1 24
B- 80.7 B. Workman 1.1 0.00 2.25 2 1 1 30
C 74.5 K. Uehara 0.1 0.00 3.00 1 0 0 3
C 73.8 J. Peavy 4.0 4.50 1.75 6 4 1 64
F 55.0 C. Breslow 0.0 1 0 0 5


Cardinals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 95.1 K. Siegrist 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 8
A 93.8 T. Rosenthal 1.2 0.00 0.60 1 2 0 20
B 84.9 J. Kelly 5.1 3.38 0.94 2 6 3 89
B 84.2 S. Maness 0.2 0.00 1.50 1 0 0 6
F 56.4 C. Martinez 0.1 54.00 6.00 1 0 1 20
F 55.0 R. Choate 0.0 1 0 0 4