St. Louis Cardinals rally in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox


The St. Louis Cardinals came back in the late innings to take a 3-2 win over the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

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It was not the Allen Craig homecoming that many Cardinals fans were expecting. The former Cardinals first baseman and outfielder was placed on the DL after re-injuring his foot on Friday night.

Lance Lynn had another solid outing, which is starting to become the norm this season. Lynn picked up a no-decision but the game was tied 2-2 at the end of seven innings of play. Lynn allowed two runs on four hits but only one run was earned. The Ole Miss alumnus walked one and struck out four. Lynn now sits on a 2.89 ERA this season. Except for a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 28th, Lynn has allowed two runs or fewer in his last ten outings (5-4 with a 2.15 ERA since June 13).

Pat Neshek pitched the eighth inning and picked up his fifth win this season. The All-Star was perfect with three strikeouts and lowers his ERA to 0.78 this season.

Pitching the ninth inning, Trevor Rosenthal allowed just one hit and picked up his 35th save of the season.

Matt Carpenter had two hits on the evening, one of which was his 25th double of the season.

Matt Holliday hit his 26th double and scored in the fourth inning on Matt Adams‘ single for the Cards’ first run of the night.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Kolten Wong hit an RBI single that scored Shane Robinson.

Jon Jay hit the game-winner when he singled on a soft liner to left field, driving in A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski had two hits against his former team.

Wednesday’s matchup between Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly can be seen on ESPN. Thursday’s game will also air on the MLB Network.