BACK IN FRONT: David Ross hits an RBI double in the seventh inning to put Boston back on top.
Cardinals caught a break when the ball bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double. That left runners at second and third and probably saved them a run _ but only momentarily.
After pitcher Jon Lester was retired on a comebacker, Jacoby Ellsbury fisted a soft single to center to make it 3-1.
Ross was thrown out at the plate by Shane Robinson to end the inning. Yadier Molina lunged for the tag on a sliding Ross. He and Molina patted each other after the play _ mutual respect from two catchers.
It was the bottom of the lineup, which hadn’t done much for Boston all Series, that got the Red Sox going.
Unflappable rookie Xander Bogaerts grounded a single up the middle for his second hit of the game, and slumping Stephen Drew walked. Full-count breaking ball from Wainwright there _ questionable pitch selection.
Ross then hooked a double just inside the left-field line.
GOOD STUFF: Score tied 1-all after six innings, Series tied at two games apiece.
Sure, there’s been some sloppy play at key moments in this matchup. But between the crazy endings, controversial calls and clutch hits, this World Series has been anything but boring.