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

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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
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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