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Cardinals rally late to even series with Red Sox

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – The St. Louis Cardinals needed Michael Wacha
to play stopper and the 22-year-old rookie needed help.

A sacrifice fly from Matt Carpenter, a couple of Red Sox errors and Carlos
Beltran’s first World Series RBI was enough.

The Cardinals trailed when Wacha came out after six innings but scored three
runs in the seventh Thursday night to beat the Red Sox 4-2 in Game 2 of the
World Series.

The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1 with Game 3 set for Saturday in St.
Louis.

Wacha (1-0) got his fourth win in four postseason starts despite giving up a
two-run homer to David Ortiz in the sixth inning that gave Boston a 2-1 lead.

In the seventh, Craig Breslow came in for John Lackey after the Boston starter
gave up a one-out walk to David Freese and a single to Jon Jay. After a double
steal, Daniel Descalso’s walk loaded the bases.

Jonny Gomes’ throw home on Carpenter’s sac fly was wide to the first base side
and got past Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Breslow, backing up his play, then threw
high to third base trying to get Jay, who scored on the play’s second error to
give the Cardinals a 4-2 lead.

Carlos Martinez threw a 1-2-3 seventh inning and pitched out of a jam with
runners at first and second in the eighth for St. Louis. Trevor Rosenthal
struck out three in a perfect ninth to wrap up the win.

10/24 23:24:29 ET

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