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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cards even series 1-1

After a horrendous defensive showing yesterday, the St Louis Cardinals played well out in the field and got a quality start from Michael Wacha. Wacha, who has been amazing in the playoffs, gave up only two runs in six innings. When he was relieved, the Cards were losing though. His counterpart, John Lackey, had a good curve ball, but command on fast ball was not as good. In fact, the wheels came off in the seventh inning for Lackey and the rest of the Red Sox as the Cardinals put up 3 runs in the inning to take the lead. The Cards had timely hitting, a stolen base, and errors committed by the Red Sox all in the seventh inning.

David Ortiz went deep again. This time opposite field. Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia have been the only ones hitting the ball consistently for the Red Sox; the other bats have been pretty much silent. Cardinals catcher, Yadier Molina, drove in Matt Holliday for the first run of the game in the fourth inning on a ground out.

Looking ahead to Game 3: The World Series will shift to Busch Stadium. The Cardinals will send former reliever Joe Kelly to the mound. Red Sox will counter with veteran righty, Jake Peavy. It will be curious to see where David Ortiz will play. There's no doubt his bat has to be in the line-up.