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Coverage of today's Cards and Red Sox game can be heard on The Big 870AM/96.3 FM Newstalk WTIM beginning at 5:40pm. 

St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Xander  Bogaerts  knocked in  both  of 
Boston's  runs, including a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, as the 
Red  Sox  beat  the  St.  Louis Cardinals, 2-1,  in  the  middle  test  of  a 
three-game series. 

The Cardinals  sent Trevor Rosenthal (1-6)  to the mound in the ninth. Yoenis 
Cespedes  singled,  Mike  Napoli  doubled and  pinch-hitter  David  Ortiz  was 
intentionally  walked to load the bases with no outs. Bogaerts followed with a 
sacrifice fly to center. 

Boston sent out Koji Uehara to close things out in the bottom half. He put men 
on  first  and second with  two outs  before getting Jon  Jay to ground into a 
fielder's choice to end it. Uehara picked up his 23rd save of the season. 

Former  St.  Louis pitcher Joe Kelly  gave up one  run on three hits with four 
walks  over seven innings in his Boston debut. Kelly was traded to the Red Sox 
last week in the deal that sent John Lackey to the Gateway City. 

"Definitely  good to get that win in there," Kelly said. "I had a good time, I 
enjoyed it, I had fun. Especially pitching against the Cardinals." 

Junichi  Tazawa (2-3) tossed a perfect eighth to get the win for Boston, which 
snapped a three-game skid. 

Shelby  Miller  allowed one  run  on  four hits  over  seven  innings for  the 
Cardinals, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. 

"I thought (Miller) was very, very good today," praised Cardinals manager Mike 
Matheny. 

The Cardinals scored their only run in the first. Matt Carpenter led off with 
a double and crossed the plate on Matt Adams' single to right. 

Boston tied the game in the fourth. Daniel Nava hit a two-out single and raced 
home on Bogaerts' double to left. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  start of the game was delayed 63 minutes due to rain ... The Red Sox went 
0-for-7  with  runners in scoring  position, while the Cardinals went 1-for-10 
...  Kelly  went 2-2 with a  4.37 ERA in  seven starts with the Cardinals this 
season. 

 
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