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

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


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