Oct 25th, 2013 - Sports News
BOSTON (AP) — The pitching was strong, the hitting was timely and the fielding was crisp as the St. Louis Cardinals bounced back from Wednesday's loss and tied the World Series at a game apiece.
Rookie Michael Wacha remains unbeaten this month after combining with two relievers on a four-hitter in the Redbirds' 4-2 triumph over the Red Sox in Boston. Wacha improved to 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in the postseason, although his earned run average was 0.33 until David Ortiz hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. Wacha allowed three hits in six innings.
But the Cardinals put together a three-run seventh after Ortiz went deep for the second straight night, scoring the tying and go-ahead runs on Matt Carpenter's sac -fly with the bases loaded. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia mishandled the throw to the plate and pitcher Craig Breslow threw wildly to third base, bringing home the tiebreaking run. Carlos Beltran followed with an RBI single later in the seventh.
Matt Holliday tripled and scored on Yadier Molina's grounder in the fourth inning for the Cardinals' first run.
Cards setup man Carlos Martinez struck out three while tossing two hitless innings. Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth on just 11 pitches to notch the save.
The series will shift to St. Louis for Game 3 on Saturday and Game 4 Sunday. Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced that Jake Peavy will start the third game, followed by Clay Buchholz. Joe Kelly and Lance Lynn will start those games for the Redbirds.
Jon Lester tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings in Boston's 8-1 victory in Game 1, and then spent Thursday denying he had an illegal substance in his glove. Lester says his glove contained only rosin, a legal substance found on pitcher's mounds.
A Cardinals minor leaguer posted a screen shot on Twitter showing a green substance on Lester's glove and wrote: "Jon Lester using a little Vaseline inside the glove tonight?"
Mar 6th, 2014 - Local News
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Gilda's LaughFest organizers in the past three years have overseen record-setting att...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Local News
Beginning today through April 13, Grand Rapids will be joining 253 communitities in its 11th 40 Days For Life vigil in front of the Heritage Clinic, 320 East Fulton, in Grand Rapids.
As of this we...
Mar 6th, 2014 - State News
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Mar 5th, 2014 - State News
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In a statement, the governor says the observance will help highlight the prevalence and...
Mar 6th, 2014 - National News
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Mar 5th, 2014 - National News
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The center says the death occurred Tuesday. The aval...
Mar 6th, 2014 - International News
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One lawmaker says, "This is our res...
Mar 5th, 2014 - International News
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Mar 6th, 2014 - Sports News
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Noah finished w...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Sports News
— No. 12 Michigan wrapped up its first outright Big Ten title in 28 years as Nik Stauskas dropped in 24 points to lead the Wolverines' 84-53 rout of Illinois. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-poin...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...