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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