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October 27, 2013

Cards take Series lead with wild finish

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ST. LOUIS —

The biggest missed opportunity came in the fourth when the Cardinals settled for loading the bases with none out instead of taking the run the Red Sox conceded. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury threw to the infield on Jon Jay's single before third base coach Jose Oquendo gave Yadier Molina a stop sign, and St. Louis' 8-9-1 hitters combined for two popups and a strikeout.

Four of the first five batters singled in the first, the lone out on Carlos Beltran's first career sacrifice bunt, with RBIs from Holliday and Molina. The rally ended there with two runners stranded.

Holliday got hung up and then erased in the third after center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury dropped his shallow pop fly for an error. Jake Peavy sprinted to cover second to thwart Holliday's bid for two bases and the slugger was an easy out retreating to first.

Molina's RBI single in the first gave him a hit in six straight World Series games dating to Game 5 of the '11 Series. He is batting .478 (11 for 23) in that span.

Cardinals starter Joe Kelly, who allowed two runs and two hits in 5 1-3 innings, has worked at least five innings in all 19 regular-season and postseason starts.

The sellout crowd of 47,432 was the largest for a baseball game at 8-year-old Busch Stadium, surpassing the previous best of 47,345 on opening day this year. It wasn't the largest overall, however, with a soccer friendly matching Chelsea and Manchester City attracting more than 48,000 in May.

 

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