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Cardinals Knot Series With Game 2 Win

Michael Wacha won again in October and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough help from Boston, beating the Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night to tie the World Series at 1-all.

Jon Jay (l.) and Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate scoring against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. (Jared Wickerham, Getty Images)

Down 2-1 after David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the sixth, the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh to end Boston’s nine-game winning streak in the World Series that started with a sweep of St. Louis in 2004.

Matt Carpenter’s tying sacrifice fly set off a chain of Red Sox misplays. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia let the wide throw home skip off his glove, then pitcher Craig Breslow made a wild toss that wound up in the Fenway Park seats.

Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for a save. John Lackey took the loss.

Game 3 is Saturday night at Busch Stadium. Jake Peavy is set to start for Boston against Joe Kelly.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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