PostCards: World Series Game 4 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox


The St. Louis Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the World Series.
Oct 22, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) speaks to the media on the day before game one of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Image Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Overall, the Cards are 18-17 in Game 4s. During the World Series, they hold a 10-8 mark in Game 4, with a 5-5 record at home. The last Game 4 win came in 2006 against the Detroit Tigers.

In nine prior World Series in which the Cards started with a 2-1 record, they went on to win eight championships. Upon taking a 3-1 lead, the Cards have won three out of five. Upon being tied 2-2 after Game 4, the Cards have won 8 of 10 championships.

In games played on October 27th, the Cards hold a 2-2 record. They lost the World Series in 1985 and 2004. In 2006, they won their 10th championship. Two years ago saw the classic Game 6 in which the Cards were down to their last strike not once but twice. Both times, David Freese came through to keep the Cards in contention.

Cardinals Lineup:
Matt Carpenter (2B)
Carlos Beltran (RF)
Matt Holliday (LF)
Matt Adams (1B)
Yadier Molina (C)
Jon Jay (CF)
David Freese (3B)
Daniel Descalso (SS)
Lance Lynn (P)

Red Sox Lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury (CF)
Daniel Nava (RF)
Dustin Pedroia (2B)
David Ortiz (1B)
Jonny Gomes (LF)
Xander Bogaerts (3B)
Stephen Drew (SS)
David Ross (C)
Clay Bucholz (P)