Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/18/14
With the series tied at 1 game a side, the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals entered a pivotal game 3 with a series advantage on the line. The Cardinals set the tone early. After the Red Sox went down in order to start the game, St. Louis's bats were aggressive early against Boston starter, Jake Peavy. The top of the Cardinals order rattled off 4 first inning singles against Peavy and collected 2 runs along the way. But Peavy didn't let his shaky first inning dictate his outing. Following the first inning Peavy went on to retire the next 6 in a row. In the 4th Peavy loaded the bases with no outs but was able to retire Pete Kozma, Joe Kelly, and Matt Carpenter in order and not allow the Red Sox deficit to grow any larger. While the fourth inning proved to be Peavy's last, his ability to bend and not break payed dividends for the Red Sox. Still down 2-0 in the fifth inning the Red Sox 21 year old rookie, Xander Bogaerts, set the table for a Boston rally with a lead off triple. Fo...
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