Wacha, Cards top Red Sox, tie World Series at 1

Wacha, Cards top Red Sox, tie World Series at 1

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BOSTON - OCTOBER 24: Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha pitches in the first inning during Game Two of the 2013 Major League Baseball World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Oct. 24, 2013. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 24, 2013 at 11:03 PM

BOSTON -- Michael Wacha won again in October and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough help from Boston, beating the Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night to tie the World Series at 1-all.

Down 2-1 after David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the sixth, the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh to end Boston's nine-game winning streak in the World Series that started with a sweep of St. Louis in 2004.

Matt Carpenter's tying sacrifice fly set off a chain of Red Sox misplays. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia let the wide throw home skip off his glove, then pitcher Craig Breslow made a wild toss that wound up in the Fenway Park seats.

Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for a save. John Lackey took the loss.

Game 3 is Saturday night at Busch Stadium. Jake Peavy is set to start for Boston against Joe Kelly.

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