The Boston Red Sox took a huge victory Sunday night, beating the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis 4-2, and tying up the World Series at two games apiece. The Cardinals scored first, and were 8-0 in the postseason when doing so, but were still unable to win this game. This is the first ever win for the Red Sox in the new Busch Stadium, as they have never visited the stadium before the World Series.
The Red Sox took a good performance from Clay Buchholz, and used it to their advantage. Buchholz, having shoulder problems, could only reach around 90 MPH, but was able to escape four innings while only allowing one unearned run. He did exactly what the Red Sox were looking for tonight, even though he only pitched in four innings. The Red Sox got their big blow from Jonny Gomes, starting in place of Shane Victorino. With two runners on, Gomes crushed a ball to left field and gave the Red Sox a 4-1 lead.
The Cardinals got decent pitching from Lance Lynn, who was stellar for most of it, before falling apart in the sixth. He pitched 5.2 good innings, while allowing three runs, and taking the loss. The Cardinals got their first run of the game on a Carlos Beltran Single; and their second on a Matt Carpenter Single. They could not get anything started against the Red Sox pitching.
This was a good win for the Red Sox. It guarentees them to play game six in Boston, where they play better than on the road. With a win in game five, they would be up 3-2 in the series, with a chance to win the series. With a loss in game five, they would be down 3-2, but still have a shot to win two games in row, considering that both are in Boston. Big win for the Red Sox yesterday.