The Walkoff: Disastrous Seventh Sinks Sox, Allows Cardinals To Win 4-2 In Game 2

October 25, 2013 3:16 AM
The Walkoff: Disastrous Seventh Sinks Sox, Allows Cardinals To Win 4-2 In Game 2
" BOSTON (CBS) – Fenway Park went from ecstasy to agony in the blink of an eye on Thursday night, with the joy of David Ortiz’s two-run home run in the sixth wiped away by a series of defensive miscues in the seventh inning.

After that deflating seventh inning, in which the Cardinals scored three runs to take a 4-2 lead, the Red Sox couldn’t mount a comeback, eventually losing by the same score.

John Lackey pitched a solid game for Boston but seemed to run out of steam in that seventh, walking David Freese and giving up a single to Jon Jay with one out before getting the hook at just 95 pitches. He got no run support until that sixth-inning home run, and once he was given the lead, he couldn’t hold on.

The Key Moment What took place in that seventh inning was a sore sight for Boston, but after getting the gifts in the series opener, perhaps it was an instance of the baseball gods correcting things.

After a double steal gave the Cardinals runners at second and third with one out, Craig Breslow got Matt Carpenter to send a shallow fly ball to left field "

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