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Beltran, whose 16 career postseason home runs are an MLB record, never got the chance to swing for the fence. Kolten Wong, who pinch ran for Allen Craig after the hobbled pinch hitter singled to lead off the inning, was picked off by Red Sox closer Koji Uehara to end the game and seal the a 4-2 Boston victory in St. Louis.
Third base has been unkind to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 World Series. Two days after Boston reliever Craig Breslow fired a ball to third base that reached the stands and allowed the St. Louis Cardinals the go-ahead run in a series-tying 4-2 win in Game 2, the Red Sox experienced déjà vu in Game 3 in St. Louis Saturday.
After David Ortiz gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth, St. Louis bounced back with three runs in the top of the seventh inning and closer Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to seal the 4-2 victory in Boston and a split in the best of seven World Series.
While a green smudge on Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester’s glove and a corrected reverse call on a St. Louis error committed during Boston’s quick 3-0 rally in the first inning made headlines after Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday, two things were very clear. Boston was ready for the Fall Classic. St. Louis was not.