The St, Louis Cardinals scored three times in the top of the seventh inning Thursday night, and went on to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 at Fenway Park in Boston, evening up the 2013 World Series at one game apiece.
Game three will be played Saturday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
The first run of the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Matt Carpenter tied the game at 2-2. The Cardinals took the lead when Boston relief pitcher Craig Breslow threw wild to third base. St. Louis tacked on a run on a base hit by Carlos Beltran.
Earlier, Allen Craig had driven home a run for the Cardinals. Boston’s runs both scored on a home run by David Ortiz, the Boston designated hitter’s 17th career postseason homer, tying him for seventh on the all-time list.
The Red Sox managed only four hits off three St. Louis rookies, Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal. Wacha went six innings to earn the win, becoming the first rookie pitcher to ever post a 4-0 record in his first year of postseason play.
In game three, the Cardinals’ Joe Kelly is scheduled to face Boston’s Jake Peavy.