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2021年10月6日 Off

World Series 2013: Cardinals need Wacha to save them again

By xa1
  • ST. LOUIS — In 2004 and 2007, the Boston Red Sox swept the World Series, with their clinching victories coming in National League parks. They are now one win away from doing something that they have not done since 1918: celebrate a championship at Fenway Park.The Red Sox are 3-0 all time in Game 6 of the World Series at Fenway, having wrapped up that 1918 title and notched victories in 1967 and 1975 to force ultimately fruitless Game 7s. The task of leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a historic win falls to Michael Wacha , who already in these playoffs became the first visiting pitcher to win a Game 4 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. MORE: Red Sox's formula works again | Spector's recap | Box score | Photo gallery | ScheduleGranted, Game 4 of the division series was the first Game 4 ever played at the Pirates' ballpark, but it did come with the Cardinals facing elimination, and Wacha took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. The rookie is 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in the pl夜网论坛ayoffs. "That gives me a little experience, I guess, pitching an elimination game," Wacha said after the Cardinals' 3-1 loss to the Red Sox on Monday night. "I'm just gonna go out there and try to get a win for this club. That's what we need."Thursday's first pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET.One of the keys to getting that win is to figure out a way to deal with David Ortiz, whose two-run homer in Game 2 accounts for 67 percent of the runs allowed by Wacha in October. Ortiz is batting .733 in the World Se[......]

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    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz: 'We stink'

    By xa1
  • It's been a long season for the Boston Red Sox. They won the 2013 World Series, but they entered the weekend in last place in the AL East, percentage points behind the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox were swept in their most recent homestand, losing three games to the Tigers and three to the Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Overall, their losing skid has reached eight games heading into Saturday's contest at Tampa Bay. After Friday's 1-0 loss, designated hitter David Ortiz didn't mince words.  Ortiz: "I've got nothing to say. We stink."— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) May 24, 2014On Saturday morning, the news got worse for the Red Sox.  #RedSox today placed OF Shane Victorino on 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain. OF Daniel Nava was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 24, 2014Victorino aggravated his hamstring in the game against the Rays on Friday. He left the game in the ninth inning, and when he'll return is anyone's guess. VIctorino was hitting .242 with one homer and two stolen bases in 21 games this season. 夜网论坛MORE: Baseball scoreboard | Video highlights | Fantasy Source updates[......]

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