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Cardinals turn back Victorino and the Red Sox

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Boston (HawaiiNewsNow) - We have a series. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 to tie World Series at a game apiece.

St. Anthony grad Shane Victorino went 0-4 on the night, leaving him hitless in the series and dropping his post season batting average to .195.

Boston's David Ortiz added his second home run in as many games in the 6th inning, giving the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.

The Cardinals battled back in the 7th inning thanks to a bizarre chain of events.

With the bases loaded, Matt Carpenter hit a sac-fly to leftfield, a throw home by Jonny Gomes was wide right of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, scoring Pete Kozma from third.

In the process, pitcher Craig Breslow backed up the throw home, then attempted a throw to third, which sailed high over the head of Xander Boegarts, allowing Daniel Descalso to cross home plate, giving the Cards' a 3-2 lead.

Carlos Beltran followed it all up with an RBI-single and St. Louis exited the frame leading 4-2.

Former Rainbow and Hilo native Kolten Wong did not make an appearance for the Cardinals.

Game three will be played in St. Louis on Saturday.