Xander Bogaerts homered and Mookie Betts drove in a pair of runs with a Wall Ball double in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Red Sox rallied for a 5-4 win over the Cardinals at Fenway Park Wednesday night.
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Trailing 4-2, the X Man led off the ninth with a towering home run to left. Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. drew walks and with two out and a 3-2 count, Betts drove a ball off the Wall to deliver two runs.
St. Louis had taken a 4-0 lead off Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez in the top of the second inning on run-coring hits by Kolton Wong, Luke Volt and Matt Carpenter, and a passed ball.
The Red Sox cut the lead in half with two runs in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Eduardo Nunez and a sacrifice fly by Betts.
Rodriguez settled down after the second inning. He gave up eight hits and walked one while striking out six.
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