ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Jake Peavy and Joe Kelly got Game 3 of the World Series off to a solid start.
Boston's Peavy and St. Louis' Kelly each gave up two runs in their first Fall Classic starts, a game won by the Cardinals 5-4 on an obstruction call in the ninth inning Saturday night.
The 25-year-old Kelly was slightly better, going 5 13 innings and allowing just two hits. Peavy struggled at the start, giving up two runs before he got his second out, then settled down.
Not that it was easy for the emotional 32-year-old.
Hard singles by Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead -- Boston's Felix Doubront was already starting to loosen up in the first.Peavy escaped further damage and had two easy innings before a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth. He got out of it by striking out Pete Kozma, then getting popups from Kelly and Matt Carpenter.
A July trade-deadline acquisition from the Chicago White Sox, Peavy was lifted for a pinch-hitt...