St. Louis, MO- Boston and St. Louis have played in two tight and low scoring games this week and tonight determines who wins the series. The 50-63 Red Sox give Brandon Workman a chance to improve his 1-4 record, while stud Adam Wainwright takes the mound for the Cardnals. Wainwright is 13-6 with a 2.26 ERA this season.
Workman has been up and down in his opportunities with the Red Sox, and in his last game he went five innings giving up five runs ( 2 earned). Wainwright usually goes deep into games and has pitched very well in July. In six July starts, he gave up a total of six runs. His last start, August 1 versus the Brewers, he gave up 7 runs in 5 1/3 innings. Boston hopes to jump on the Ace early to keep the momentum from last night's win going.
Xander Bogaerts in still only 21 people! He has struggled mightily this June and July, but he drove in both runs last night with hard hit balls. He also made a run scoring play at short. He was 0 for his last 15 before a double in the fourth inning of last night's game.
Boston is 7-7 in inter league play this season.
Boston faced Wainwright twice in last year's World Series. He gave up 8 runs in 12 innings of work.