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.
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
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)