Red Sox Suffer 4-2 Loss to Cardinals, Split World Series 1-1

Automated InsightsOctober 25, 2013

David Ortiz finished 2-3 with one home run but the Red Sox were blown out by St. Louis, 4-2. The Red Sox struck out 12 times in the loss. Boston had a batting average of .129 and a wOBA of .225. On the season they have a .269 batting average and .317 wOBA.

Trailing 1-0, the Red Sox went ahead in the bottom of the sixth when Ortiz took starter Michael Wacha deep, scoring Dustin Pedroia. In the top of the seventh, the Cardinals grabbed the lead for good when Jon Jay and Pete Kozma came in to score after a sacrifice fly. Batting next, Carlos Beltran hit a single to bring home Daniel Descalso to make it 4-2 and chase Craig Breslow from the game.

John Lackey worked 6 1/3 innings to earn his first loss in the playoffs after he surrendered three runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks. After allowing two runs on three hits over six innings with six strikeouts and four walks, Wacha (4-0) got the win. Ortiz gave a standout performance at the plate for the Red Sox, going 2 for 3 with a home run, a run, two RBIs, and a walk. Beltran went 2 for 4 with an RBI in the win.

With the loss, the Red Sox even the series at one game apiece. Saturday, the Red Sox will go up against the Cardinals again in Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium at 7:07 PM CDT.


Cardinals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A- 90.0 C. Beltran RF 4 2 0 0 1 0 0
B 84.4 A. Craig DH 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
B 84.2 M. Holliday LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2
C 76.9 D. Freese 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
C 76.7 J. Jay CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
C 75.7 Y. Molina C 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
C 74.7 M. Adams 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 74.0 D. Descalso SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 1
C 73.0 P. Kozma PR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- 61.0 M. Carpenter 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 1


Red Sox Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 97.9 D. Ortiz DH 3 2 1 1 2 1 0
B 85.5 D. Pedroia 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2
C 74.7 J. Ellsbury CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 73.0 M. Napoli 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
C- 71.0 J. Saltalamac C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
C- 70.0 D. Nava PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 64.0 S. Drew SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 63.0 X. Bogaerts 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
D- 61.0 J. Gomes LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- 60.0 S. Victorino RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2


Cardinals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 97.8 T. Rosenthal 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 3 0 11
A 95.6 C. Martinez 2.0 0.00 0.50 1 3 0 24
B 85.8 M. Wacha 6.0 3.00 1.17 3 6 4 114


Red Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 94.4 K. Uehara 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 10
A 93.7 J. Tazawa 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 4
B+ 87.8 B. Workman 1.0 0.00 1.00 1 0 0 11
B 82.7 J. Lackey 6.1 4.26 1.11 5 6 2 95
C 74.5 C. Breslow 0.1 0.00 6.00 1 0 1 13