Found October 25, 2013 on
BOSTON — The Cardinals fought fire with fire. If St. Louis’ 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the World Series looked familiar, it’s because the Cardinals won in typical Red Sox fashion — right down to Trevor Rosenthal’s very efficient save. David Ortiz put the Red Sox in front 2-1 in the sixth inning with a two-run homer off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha. Wacha had allowed just one run over his first 26 1/3 innings of the postseason, but Ortiz — whose home run was the 17th of his postseason career — once again showed why he’s one of the greatest clutch hitters in baseball history. A commanding 2-0 series lead was in the Red Sox’ hands, and conversely, a gaping 0-2 hole awaited the seemingly overmatched Cardinals. But the Cards took a page out of the Red Sox’ 2013 playbook over the final three innings of Game 2, and rode good plate discipline, aggressive baserunning and a strong bullpen effort to a come-from-behind win that evened up the World Series at two games apiece. The Cardinals’ big...

David Ortiz’s Home Run Scrapes Green Monster, Leaves Father and Son Beside Themselves in Excitement (Video)

Most Red Sox fans didn’t enjoy Thursday night as much as they wanted to. But a father and son who made the trek all the way from Orlando, Fla., to sit atop the Green Monster had trouble wiping the smiles off their faces after an incredible experience. The pair flew from Florida very early Thursday morning to watch the World Series and sat in the Monster seats, with the son, Owen...

Big Papi With the Two-Run Blast!

I know there is still a whole lot of baseball to be played in the World Series, but if David Ortiz--better known to fans as Big Papi--keeps hitting home runs like he has been so far there are two things that are going to happen:  (1) the Red Sox are going to go from the cellar last season to World Series champions this season (2) Big Papi will be the MVP.  Gifdsports...

Recap - World Series Game 1: Lester & Papi lead the way

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer Jon Lester tossed 7.2 innings of shutout baseball and David Ortiz drove in three runs as the Red Sox grabbed Game One of the 2013 World Series 8-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.  Photo courtesy of the Associated Press Lester (pictured) allowed just five hits and only one walk while striking out eight to earn the win. Junichi...

Video: Carlos Beltran robs David Ortiz of grand slam with great catch

St. Louis Cardinals' outfield Carlos Beltran robbed David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox of a grand slam with a beautiful catch over the wall during Game 1.

Hey Look...It's Halloween's Hottest Costume!

I know it's been hours since we've had baseball, but, hey, remember...the "Red Sox bullpen cop"?  Sure you do. Within hours of the David Ortiz's grand slam during Game Two of the ALCS, Boston police officer Steve Horgan was, thankfully, replacing the much outdated "Tebowing" as the next big meme on the internet.  And now, it would appear...

David Ortiz’s Home Run, Matt Holliday’s Triple Among Best Photos From World Series Game 2 (Photos)

The St. Louis Cardinals evened the 2013 World Series at a game apiece with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday night. Matt Holliday‘s triple got the Cardinals offense going in the fourth inning. He blasted a John Lackey pitch to the triangle deep in center field, and then scored on a ground out by Yadier Molina for the first run of the game. Boston...

Cardinals Gain Several Advantages over Red Sox in St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals accomplished their goal in Boston and that was to shift home-field advantage their way in the World Series. The Boston Red Sox are certainly not intimidated by playing outside of Fenway Park but there are some distinct benefits swinging the Cardinals’ way.First, the Cardinals won 54 games at Busch Stadium this season, the second most home wins in the majors...

Boston Red Sox bench play key for success

As the World Series shifts to St. Louis for Games 3-5, the Boston Red Sox bench could serve as an important factor if the team wants to be successful in winning a championship. Since manager John Farrell announced that David Ortiz will start at first base in Game 3 on Saturday, it gives Boston more options off the bench in terms of power hitters. Ortiz starting means that Mike Napoli...

Sox face Designated Hurdle in St. Loo

With the World Series shifting to St. Louis, the designated hitter is out of play for the next three games. Boston manager John Farrell has made clear that David Ortiz, the usual DH, will start at first base in Game 3 on Saturday night. Mike Napoli, the Red Sox's regular first baseman, will be on the bench as a potential pinch-hitter or defensive replacement.

Reversed call spurs Boston lead

It didn't take long before there was a controversial call at the World Series. Umpires reversed a bad call at second base in the first inning of Wednesday night's opener between Boston and St. Louis, opening the way for Mike Napoli's three-run double to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. With Dustin Pedroia on first and one out, David Ortiz hit a slow bouncer to second baseman...

RSL Poll: Game 1 MVP

The Guru Contributing Writer The Red Sox routed the Cardinals 8-1 and may have set the tone for the rest of the World Series. Jon Lester pitched like an ace, Mike Napoli delivered the big hit, David Ortiz hit a bomb and the umpires held a conference that changed the game and got the call right. Jon Lester may be facing some question about what may or may not have been in his glove...

Red Sox crush Cardinals 8-1 in Game 1

Just like that the World Series arrived at its first pivotal moment. With runners on first and second and one out David Ortiz tapped a groundball to second. Off the bat with the ball heading straight to Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter one presumes that shortstop Pete Kozma had the same curiosity. Instead of receiving the throw and either holding the ball or ensuring a safe...

Return to Busch Stadium gives St. Louis Cardinals a lineup advantage over Boston Red Sox

The World Series will move to Busch Stadium on Saturday in St. Louis for the first of three games at the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Boston Red Sox will have plenty of factors against them as they leave the Hub City behind for a few days. The Cardinals will certainly have the benefits of home-field advantage for traditional reasons such as crowd noise and familiarity...

Craig Breslow allows run to score on throwing error (GIF)

The Boston Red Sox somewhat resembled the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 2 of the World Series. After taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning on David Ortiz’s 2-run home run, the Sox gave it right back the next inning. St. Louis loaded the bases loaded with one out. Boston had […]

Both Red Sox and Cardinals are "Throwing" games away

Ryan MacLeod (@RyanMacLeod15) Contributing Writer After 2 games at Fenway Park the World Series shifts to St. Louis with the series tied 1-1. While many expected for the story of the series to be the starting pitching at this point it is instead about the errors that have been made by each team, which lead to their downfall in each game. Both teams could make cases that they should...
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