June 23, 2008

Cardinals 3, Red Sox 5: Cards Can’t Sweep Other Evil Empire Either

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Red Sox (47-31)00000012000025130
W: Lopez (2-0) L: Parisi (0-3)


Like the Reds, the Cardinals found themselves on the verge of sweeping the Red Sox yesterday, thanks to two hard-fought games.

Joel Pineiro was very effective, limiting the Red Sox to just 2 runs over 7+ innings. The Sox Starter, Jon Lester, was just as effective, though. When Boston took the lead in the 8th, things didn’t look good for St. Louis.

But Jonathan Papelbon danced his way to the mound and allowed the tying run to score from an Adam Kennedy double. Then came the extra innings, where neither team could score until the 13th, when Kevin Youkilis homered to finish things.

The Cardinals played hard, though, almost taking the lead in the top of the 13th when Chris Duncan was thrown out at the plate. The team did win the series, and I wonder if it helps make up for that nasty World Series showing back in 2004.

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