WORLD SERIES WATCH: Cardinals lead 4-2 in 9th
BOSTON (AP) - A look at Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Thursday night as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Boston Red Sox:
HEADED TO THE NINTH: After two scoreless innings from setup man Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals take a 4-2 lead into the ninth.
Martinez worked around a leadoff error by second baseman Matt Carpenter in the eighth and retired Mike Napoli on an inning-ending popup with two on.
Hard-throwing rookie Trevor Rosenthal ready to try to close it out.
CARDINALS REGAIN LEAD: St. Louis chases John Lackey and scores three times in the seventh inning to take a 4-2 lead.
Two walks helped load the bases with one out, and Matt Carpenter tied it with a sacrifice fly to left field. The throw from Jonny Gomes got by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but then Boston reliever Craig Breslow made a big mistake.
Breslow, backing up the play at the plate, threw high to third in an attempt to get Jon Jay. The ball sailed into the stands for an error, allowing Jay to score.
Breslow went to Yale. Smart guy, bad throw.
Carlos Beltran followed with an RBI single to make it 4-2, his second hit of the game _ this one from the right side. So much for those bruised ribs hindering him.
Michael Wacha stands to win again if the bullpen can hold it for St. Louis. Still 4-2 in the eighth.
BOSTON STRONG: The Red Sox saluted victims of the Boston Marathon bombings during the seventh-inning stretch. Several were on the field next to James Taylor, who sang “America the Beautiful.”