Oct 25, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly (58) talks with the media during a press conference a day before game three of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

PostCards: World Series Game 3 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox


The World Series returns to Busch Stadium for the first time since 2011 as the St. Louis Cardinals host Game 3 against the Boston Red Sox.


Overall, the Cards hold a 25-16 record in Game 3 action, including a 11-7 record in the World Series (6-2 at home). The Cards won both Game 3′s in 2006 and 2011 against the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers, respectively.

We already know that the Game 1 winner in 10 of 18 World Series featuring the Cardinals have gone in to win the series. We also know that the Cards have started the series 1-1 in 13 previous series and won 10 of those. When taking a 2-1 lead in the World Series, the Cards have gone on to win 8 of 9 World Series. When being down 1-2 after Game 3, the Cards have won 3 of 7 World Series.

On this date in history, the Cards own a 1-2 record in postseason games. Today is the 28th anniversary of the 1985 World Series Game 6 in which Don Denkinger blew the call in the 9th inning.

Cardinals Lineup:
Matt Carpenter (2B)
Carlos Beltran (RF)
Matt Holliday (LF)
Matt Adams (1B)
Yadier Molina (C)
David Freese (3B)
Jon Jay (CF)
Pete Kozma (SS)
Joe Kelly (P)

Red Sox Lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury (CF)
Shane Victorino (RF)
Dustin Pedroia (2B)
David Ortiz (1B)
Daniel Nava (LF)
Xander Bogaerts (3B)
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C)
Stephen Drew (SS)
Jake Peavy (P)

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  • Daniel Solzman

    Play ball!

  • Mike King

    Let’s go Redbirds!

  • Daniel Solzman

    Sox go down in order to start the game

    • Mike King

      Great start, ball very low, movement and speed. Could not have drawn up a better first inning for Joe.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Carp with a single to start the game. Beltran bunts him to 2nd and Holliday drives him in on a single. 1-0 lead

  • Daniel Solzman

    Adams with a base hit.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Love the start to the game. Molina gets a single to drive in Holliday. 2-0 lead as the Sox get activity in the pen

  • Daniel Solzman

    Carpenter with a great stop and Nava out at first on the throw and Adams’ stretch

  • Daniel Solzman

    Sox go down 1-2-3 in the 2nd

  • Daniel Solzman

    Cards go down in order in the 2nd

  • Daniel Solzman

    Back to back Ks in the 3rd for Kelly

  • Daniel Solzman

    Sox go 1-2-3 in the 3rd inning

  • Daniel Solzman

    Holliday overruns first base after Ellsbury makes an error on the catch in center. Adams strikes out to end the inning. Peavy seems to be calming down now in the 3rd

    • Mike King

      Kangaroo court wil fine Matt big time for not running out the play.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Ortiz UIBB

  • Daniel Solzman

    With two on, Kelly gets out of a jam with his 4th K of the night

  • Daniel Solzman

    Yadi leads off the 4th with his 2nd hit of the night

  • Daniel Solzman

    Salty wanted to throw Yadi out at 2nd. He didn’t know it was ball 4 to Freese. Two on, no outs. Red Sox warming up the pen again

  • Daniel Solzman

    Bases loaded for Kozma and no outs.

    • Mike King

      Managing mistake in my opinion not pinch hitting Craig for Kozma. Cannot wait for next year when we have a really SS that can hit.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Kozma, Kelly, and Matt Carpenter don’t take advantage of the bases loaded and Peavy gets out of a jam in the 4th.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Peavy done after 4 innings. Mike Carp pinch hitting

  • Daniel Solzman

    Chopper to second only gets one out but now the Cards lead 2-1

  • Daniel Solzman

    Kelly gets a K to end the 5th but the damage has been done.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Adams gets a 2-out double

  • Daniel Solzman

    With 2 on, the Cards miss out on another opportunity to extend the lead. Freese flies out to end the inning

  • Daniel Solzman

    This ump has not been consistent at all when it comes to calling strikes and balls. Go figure, it’s the same guy who said Kozma caught the ball.

  • Daniel Solzman

    After Freese makes a Rolen-esque catch, Randy Choate is in to replace Joe Kelly after 6.1 innings.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Ortiz finds a hole and now the Sox are 1st and 3rd with 1 out here in the 6th

  • Daniel Solzman

    Choate is done and Maness is coming in

  • Daniel Solzman

    Sox GIDP to end the 6th inning after scoring a run to tie the game

  • Daniel Solzman

    Kozma nearly goes yard but it stays inside the park. PH for Maness, Shane Robinson pops up. We go to the 7th

  • Daniel Solzman

    Siegrist gets the Sox in order in the 7th

  • Daniel Solzman

    Marp safe at first as the ball gets away to lead off the 7th

  • Daniel Solzman

    Middlebrooks just missed and Holliday drives in both Carp and Molina for a 4-2 lead. Holliday gets a double and advanced to 3B on the throw.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Inning over but the damage done. Cards take a 4-2 lead into the 8th

  • Daniel Solzman

    With one out, Cards IBB Ortiz

  • Daniel Solzman

    Wong, who came in on double switch, makes a stop at 2nd and Cards get one out. They just missed a DP. Nava has 2 RBI on the night

    • Mike King

      Bad turn by Kozma. Then Kozma does not go after the grounder up the middle hard enough and goes off his glove. For a guy on the team strictly for his D, he is not good this series. He cannot be on our 25 next year.

  • Daniel Solzman

    Going to the bottom of the 9th tied at 4. Adams, Molina, Pitcher’s spot due up. Matheny has to send Craig.