Sprinter Chris Young hit a run-in single that broke the tie in the 13th inning and the Boston Red Sox came from behind on Wednesday to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 and complete a sweep in their Series of two games.
Jackie Bradley Jr. pitched a two-run homer in the seventh inning against starter Mike Leake and started Boston’s comeback, which had a four-run draw. The Red Sox set the scoreline in the eighth against reliever Trevor Rosenthal when Aruban Xander Bogaerts hit a triple tug and scored on a sacrifice fly by Andrew Benintendi.
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Fernando Abad (1-0) took the win after a two-run homer and Ben Taylor pulled three outs for his first save in the majors. Sam Tuivailala (2-1) loaded with the loss.
Dexter Fowler hit a home run in the first inning that opened the board for the Cardinals, who had won eight of their last 10 games. It was his fifth homecoming this season and the 22nd with which he opens an episode in his career.
For the Red Sox, the Aruban Xander Bogaerts of 5-2, with an annotated and a driven. The Venezuelan Sandy Leon of 5-1. The Puerto Rican Christian Vazquez 2-0. Hanley Ramirez of 1-0.
For the Cardinals, Puerto Rican Yadier Molina 6-1, with an annotated. Cuban Aledmys Diaz of 5-1, with an annotated. Magneuris Sierra of 6-2, with an annotated and a driven.