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St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Red Sox
ST. LOUIS -- From the Green Monster to the Gateway Arch. From the Charles River to the mighty Mississippi. From clam chowder to toasted ravioli.
The World Series scene is shifting, and St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright couldn't be happier.
"We love Cardinal country," he said Friday.
For good reason, too. After Boston split the first two games at Fenway Park, now Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury and the rest of the Red Sox will get to see what makes this place so special.
Especially in October.
"Well, we love playing here at Busch Stadium. Like I said, it's a sea of red," pitcher Joe Kelly said.
The free-spirited Kelly was set to start Game 3 on Saturday night against Jake Peavy.
"This is what I've lived for my whole life -- my whole baseball career, I should say," Peavy said. "I'm as prepared as I'll ever be -- physically, mentally."
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ST. LOUIS -- Jake Peavy could have been starting Game 3 of the World Series for the home team.
Dealt from the Chicago White Sox to Boston as part of a three-team trade in July, Peavy was being pursued by the Cardinals last summer.
"I know it was a pretty serious conversation I guess they were having in St. Louis," he said Friday. "I would have been excited to come...
With the series tied 1-1, the Boston Red Sox travel to Busch Stadium to face Joe Kelly and the St. Louis Cardinals. Kelly posted a 2.69 ERA over 124 innings during the regular season. In the second half of the season, only three pitchers had a lower ERA than Kelly’s 1.91.
However, the ERA is misleading. Kelly’s strikeout and walk rates were just 14.9 percent, and 8.3 percent...
For the 56th time in MLB history, the World Series is knotted up at one game apiece.
The Cardinals outlasted the Red Sox on Thursday to take Game 2 after the Sox came away with a dominating win in Game 1. Jake Peavy will get the start on the mound in Game 3 for the Sox, and he says the team is ready to battle it out to get the win.
Hear what else Peavy had to say in the above video...
People were talking about Jake Peavy, right about five years ago at this time. The financially strapped Padres were looking to deal his big yet reasonable contract. Peavy, with full no-trade protection in his contract, controlled his destiny.
The Yankees desperately needed starting pitchers and had payroll flexibility burning a hole in their pocket. That’s why Peavy got a call...
Gametime: Saturday 8:07 | Busch Stadium | FOX/WEEI
+5 Run differential in WS
Game 3 Matchup:
Jake Peavy, RHP 2013: 12-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.147 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 0-1, 8.31 ERA, 1.500 WHIP
Joe Kelly, RHP 2013: 10-5, 2.69 ERA, 1.355 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 0-1, 4.41 ERA, 1.469 WHIP
Career vs. Cardinals: 3-4, 4.29 ERA, 1.179 WHIP
ST. LOUIS -- Three things to watch for in Game 3 of the World Series Saturday night:
Kelly's pitch count
With right-hander Joe Kelly starting for the Cardinals, the Red Sox can be assured of two things. They will see a mean sinker that Kelly throws as hard as 96 mph, and they will see plenty of the Cardinals' bullpen.
In 17 starts since joining the rotation in early July...
Jake Peavy took the ball in game three of the 2013 World Series for the Red Sox. For Peavy, this is the 3rd time he has been part of a postseason team (2005, 2006 Padres). The Red Sox acquired him in a deadline deal which included the White Sox and Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox got Peavy, the Tigers SS Jose Iglesias and the White Sox OF Avisail Garcia in the three way trade. But, as...
Jake Peavy will start Game 3 of the World Series for the Boston Red Sox.
Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed before Game 2 on Thursday night that he is flipping Peavy and Clay Buchholz. Farrell said Buchholz, who has an undisclosed ailment, could use an extra day of rest.
Buchholz gave up five runs in eight innings and two runs in five innings in his AL championship series starts...
After splitting the first two game of the World Series at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals look to continue the battle for baseball supremacy in St. Louis. For the Red Sox, their game plan for game 3 has not gone exactly like it was supposed to. After it was revealed that Clay Buchholz was suffering from shoulder fatigue, the Red Sox decided to give Jake Peavy...
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said he will probably start Jake Peavy in Game 3 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, followed by Clay Buchholz in Game 4.
Farrell said after Boston's 8-1 victory in Game 1 on Wednesday night that he will likely give Buchholz another day of rest.
''We'll probably look to give him every extra day we can,''...
Well, the truth comes out. We were right to be a little concerned about Clay Buchholz and the fact that John Farrell was hesitating on naming him the Game 3 starter. After the Game 1 victory, Farrell surprisingly said that Jake Peavy would instead take the mound in Game 3, setting Buchholz up for Game 4 and just one more start in 2013. This also sets up Peavy, who barely made it...
With two World Series games in the books, the Red Sox and Cardinals are in a dead heat.
Poor fielding doomed the Cards in Game 1, but it was Boston’s defensive lapses in Game 2 that allowed the visitors to knot up the series at one apiece.
Now, the teams will head to Busch Stadium for three games under National League rules, which will certainly result in a number of lineup adjustments...
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) The teams with the best records in each league used to meet in the World Series every year.Now it's a rarity.Boston and St. Louis are the first since 1999, when the New York Yankees swept Atlanta."You definitely have to be hot and play good baseball, maybe for a little bit longer," Boston pitcher Jake Peavy said before his Game 3 start Saturday night...